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Giants news, 10/31: Does Steve Tisch want Tom Coughlin fired?

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New York Giants headlines for Thursday, December 31.

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning New York Giants fans, and Happy New Years Eve! Here are some headlines to follow for your holiday morning.

Co-owner Steve Tisch reportedly in favor of a head coaching change

After three straight losing seasons and four consecutive years without making the playoffs, the Giants are reportedly heavily considering firing 69-year-old head coach Tom Coughlin, who has guided New York to two improbable Super Bowl victories. After a blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football, it seems as though the writing is on the wall for Coughlin, as his job status has become the main storyline around the team and many Giants players have come to their coach's defense. While Coughlin has yet to speak with co-owner John Mara, the team's other co-owner, Steve Tisch, might be ready to move on.

One team source insisted no final decision has been made and that co-owner John Mara would still prefer not to fire Tom Coughlin.

But the source added there are plenty of people inside the front office who believe a coaching change is necessary. It's also believed that co-owner Steve Tisch is in favor of a change. Most people believe that Mara will eventually agree, which is why this week has felt to so many like the End of an Era - moreso for Coughlin than ever before.

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Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday that he will need to undergo at least one more surgery on his right hand.

Will Tye is expecting to break out even more next season after leading all rookie tight ends in receiving yards this year.

If Tom Coughlin is shown the door, what are the chances Jerry Reese goes with him?

Chris Snee voiced his support for Coughlin, putting more of the onus on the lack of personnel he's had to work with.

David Shaw, Doug Marrone and Sean Payton could be the top coaching candidates for the Giants if Coughlin is canned.

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Around the NFL

Peyton Manning is set to be active for the Broncos on Sunday, but will be the backup to rising star Brock Osweiler.

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. announced he would be returning in 2016, instead of retiring like he originally planned.

Bills owner Terry Pegula announced the team would be retaining GM Doug Whaley and head coach Rex Ryan next season.

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson called Chip Kelly a "dictator."

Hall of Fame defensive end Doug Atkins passed away. The former Bears, Browns and Saints star was 85.

Rams defensive end William Hayes truly believes dinosaurs did not exist.