As the losses pile up (the latest being Thursday night's 27-21 defeat to the Chicago Bears), the talk around the New York Giants increasingly will turn to Tom Coughlin's future. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that we shouldn't expect the coach to go anywhere.
A high-ranking Giants source tells Rapoport that Coughlin will have the opportunity to decide his own fate at the end of the season. Sources close to Coughlin tell Rapoport the coach plans to return for 2014.
The news is not a shock. The Giants are one of the most stable organizations in the league, and it would be surprising to hear anything else from the organization or from those close to Coughlin.
Of course, we're a long way from seeing how this 2013 season plays out. The Giants aren't really out of the race in an ugly NFC East. Then again, they are in the race to be one of the worst teams in NFL history.