Smith: Legacy roller coaster
Suddenly Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin are the NFL's gold standard. Jason Smith examines the unbelievably fickle nature of legacies. More ...
Despite the two Super Bowl rings, Coughlin's Giants have had a tendency to look very bad at times, such as last season, when they nearly missed the playoffs after losing four straight midseason games, or 2010, when they blew a big lead in a late-season loss to the Eagles that cost them a postseason berth.
That and the fickle nature of the New York media have led to a perception that the former Jaguars coach is perpetually on the hot seat. He coached last season under a one-year contract.
Coughlin, the NFL's oldest coach, will turn 66 this year.