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John Mara: 'We need to be a playoff team in 2015'

Mara talks about Coughlin, expectations for 2015.

John Mara
John Mara
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants co-owner John Mara did not clean house after his team suffered a second straight losing season in 2014. He made it clear Wednesday during an appearance on WFAN, however, what his expectations are for next season.

"We've had two terrible years in a row. We need to right the ship in 2015,"Mara told WFAN's Mike Francesa. "We need to be a playoff team in 2015."

Mara called the 2014 season, which included a seven-game losing streak, "a pretty nauseating experience."

Why did Mara stick with Coughlin?

"Starting all over again is just something we didn't want to do," Mara said. "If I didn't believe we could still win with Tom Coughlin I would've made the change. This team will still play for him.

"We still believe he can do the job."

Mara did not commit to extending Coughlin's contract beyond 2015, although he said there would be discussions.

"We think we have a nucleus in place to be a playoff, Super Bowl-contending team again, and now we just have to go out and prove it," Mara told Francesa. "We obviously need to add some pieces. We need to have another strong draft. We need to pick and choose in free agency some guys who can help us."