Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to keep an eye on for your Wednesday morning.
Sean Payton a possible TC replacement?
With Giants head coach Tom Coughlin up in the air, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton could be a name to watch if New York decides to pull the plug with Coughlin. Payton coached with the Giants from 1999-2002 and was the offensive coordinator on the 2000 Super Bowl squad. In 2009, he won the Super Bowl with the Saints. However, New Orleans has struggled the past few seasons, and Bountygate -- for which Payton was suspended -- sheds a bad light on his reputation.
He’s very close to Bill Parcells. Payton won the Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009 and is considered a state-of-the-art offensive coach. He has two years at $8 million per year left on his deal, just finished building a house in New Orleans and recently said, "I see myself coaching this team long past this season," although that will change if the Saints don’t want him back. The Dolphins and Colts could be interested. The Saints surely will be looking for compensation.
What say you, Giants fans?
Odell Beckham's outburst against the Carolina Panthers shows the ugly hyper-masculine, homophobic subculture of the NFL.
Would Tom Coughlin retire to make the jobs of his bosses easier?
Jerry Reese made four huge mistakes that led to the demise of the Giants this season.
Odell Beckham might be the celebrity crush of another celebrity -- pop sensation Rihanna.
Who are the top candidates to become the Giants' No. 2 wide receiver in 2016?
In Case You Missed It
The Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly.
The Giants are favored in their season finale versus Philadelphia.
Tom Coughlin does not want to be in the spotlight, but he is.
The Giants have fallen to the NFL's lower tier in this week's BBV Power Rankings.
Ed puts a positive spin on things in this week's edition of "Five Things I Think I Think."
Around the NFL
What Giants could be in top consideration for the NFL's All-Rookie Team?
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says the team has a plan including him and Sean Payton in 2016.
An Al Jazeera reporter denied directly connecting Peyton Manning to the use of human growth hormones.
The Colts signed two free agents quarterbacks -- Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley.
Here are some tweets following the firing of Chip Kelly:
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) December 30, 2015
Well I tried to tell you before the game Saturday that the game meant much more to Chip then anything. Philly is about playoff wins. Fired— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) December 30, 2015
#Eagles did not tell the players that Chip has been fired. One just found out when I reached out to him for comment. "Damn. For real?"— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 30, 2015
Chip Kelly had virtually no allies at the NovaCare and then lost Jeffrey Lurie. Was tolerated when he won. Endeared himself to no one.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 30, 2015
In my convo w Chip he said next stop he just wants to coach & insists he does NOT want to be the personnel guy too. This is significant— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 30, 2015
#Eagles WR Jordan Matthews to me on Chip Kelly's firing: "It was unexpected. I had no idea it was coming. I found out like everybody else."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 30, 2015
Among the things DeMarco Murray told owner Jeffrey Lurie weeks ago was that he had no confidence in Chip Kelly as head coach, I'm told.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2015
Chip Kelly will be the new head coach of UCLA Ruins!— Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) December 30, 2015