"There are a lot of differences, but this is a great working environment, as was Tom's," Brunell said Tuesday, according to The Star-Ledger. "Every coach has their own, unique style, and maybe those guys are on the end of each spectrum. But it's been a real honor playing for both of those guys."
The styles of the two coaches is distinct. The defensive-minded Ryan is the ultimate "player's coach," possessing a personable style that has made him a desirable person with whom to work. Coughlin comes from the Bill Parcells coaching tree, and it shows. Stern and meticulous, the offensive-minded Coughlin has had his fair share of run-ins with players through the years.
"He was the coach that gave me a shot," Brunell said of Coughlin. "Obviously I have a lot of admiration for him."
Ryan's style is more prevalent in today's game, but Coughlin's old-school approach is proven to work. Goes to show there's more than one way to achieve success in the NFL.