The two-time Super Bowl winning coach got something of an endorsement by Giants ownership, who inked him to a one-year extension that keeps him in New York through the 2015 season. This gives Coughlin now two years to get the Giants back on track, but make no mistake 2014 is a win now situation.
Coughlin, 67, is not getting any younger, so any contract extension is a year to year affair based on both the teams performance, and how much Coughlin feels he can keep on coaching. He earned the right to make the decision about his future by winning two Super Bowls.
The Giants are trusting that Coughlin can turn the team around this year. Eli Manning is coming off an uncharacteristically bad year, as is the entire Giants, which is being revamped by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
With a new offense, maybe it will not only breath life into the Giants, but into the closing years of Coughlin's Giants' tenure.