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08:07 AM ET 02.07 | At times considered by some to be on the hot seat this season, Tom Coughlin doesn't appear to have much interest in going anywhere. Fifty days ago, when the Giants suffered a second embarrassing loss to the Washington Redskins to fall to 7-7, everyone wanted to know if the Giants were going to fire him if his team missed the playoffs. [On Monday], with the Lombardi Trophy sitting next to him on a table as he addressed the media, everyone wanted to know if he'd go out on top after winning another Super Bowl. A different question. But the same question. "Are you planning to come back next year?" he was asked, less than 12 hours after beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl. "I certainly hope so," he replied.

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February 7, 2012  08:26 AM ET

From the coaching hotseat to Super Bowl Champ. Not to shabby for an old guy.

February 7, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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From the coaching hotseat to Super Bowl Champ. Not to shabby for an old guy.

Yep, just another day at the office. He is one tough dude - seems to do his best work when his back is up against the wall. But it didn't hurt that his team got healthy at the right time.

February 7, 2012  08:30 AM ET

I don't think the word 'quit' is in his vocabulary.

February 7, 2012  08:32 AM ET

The franchises that don't panic after a down year and give their coaches a chance to build something, like the Steelers and, yes, the Giants, seem to succeed. In a copycat league like the NFL, you'd think that might catch on a bit.

February 7, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I loved his wife's comments...

???I don???t fish,??? he said today. ???I???m not very good at golf. My wife keeps telling me, you better have something to do, buddy boy. If you think you???re going to hang around here, you are crazy.???

February 7, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Go for it coach!

February 7, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Even if he decided to retire it would be a heck of a way to move on.

February 7, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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The franchises that don't panic after a down year and give their coaches a chance to build something, like the Steelers and, yes, the Giants, seem to succeed. In a copycat league like the NFL, you'd think that might catch on a bit.

The two OLDEST head coaches when the 2011 year started were Coughlin 65 and Belichik 60.
Sooo, why the heck doesn't a sad a## team like Tampa Bay not hire a proven guy like Marty Schottenheimer for a few years to get that mess straitened out?

February 7, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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The two OLDEST head coaches when the 2011 year started were Coughlin 65 and Belichik 60.Sooo, why the heck doesn't a sad a## team like Tampa Bay not hire a proven guy like Marty Schottenheimer for a few years to get that mess straitened out?

There aren't many proven guys to go around, but why Marty isn't a HC is beyond me. I hated to see the 'Skins let him go.

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February 7, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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The two OLDEST head coaches when the 2011 year started were Coughlin 65 and Belichik 60. Sooo, why the heck doesn't a sad a## team like Tampa Bay not hire a proven guy like Marty Schottenheimer for a few years to get that mess straitened out?

Because an unproven assistant coach will work for far less.

February 7, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

From the coaching hotseat to Super Bowl Champ. Not to shabby for an old guy.

Most Super Bowl coaches are old guys.

February 7, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Because an unproven assistant coach will work for far less.

The Josh McDaniel syndrome. Young guy, must mean he can connect with the players. A player only respects someone who knows what they are doing, puts them in to a position to succeed and is sincere about and honest about anything they say to them.

February 7, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Most Super Bowl coaches are old guys.

Coughlin is now the oldest to win a SB.
Tough business, the Giants schedule next year includes the Packers, Saints ,Steelers and Ravens. And some in the media will say the game has passed him by and put him on the "hot seat" again.

February 7, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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The Josh McDaniel syndrome. Young guy, must mean he can connect with the players. A player only respects someone who knows what they are doing, puts them in to a position to succeed and is sincere about and honest about anything they say to them.

Exactly. Seeing as how that worked out for McDaniel and Raheem Morris, that could be the end of that particular experiment. The "It" factor has to go beyond acing the interview.

February 7, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Tom looks good at 65! You would think he'd want to go out on top, that's a pretty hectic lifestyle for a guy his age. I guess like a lot of players, it's just hard to walk away!

February 7, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Coahing hot seat was the media fabrication, just as the invincible giants just prior was likewise a media fabrication. The SB Cahnpion NY Giants, that is real.

 
February 7, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Tom looks good at 65! You would think he'd want to go out on top, that's a pretty hectic lifestyle for a guy his age. I guess like a lot of players, it's just hard to walk away!

He gets up every day at 5:00 a.m. and works out for an hour.
He is in better shape than Rex Ryan and Reid and a lot of other HCs in the NFL. Heck, he is in better shape than some of the guys he coaches

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