TOM COUGHLIN SAYS HE IS NOT RETIRED…
Tom Coughlin, who stepped down as head coach of the New York Giants in early January, was on FOX & Friends on Monday morning promoting his Jay Fund Charity. Coughlin was asked how he was dealing with not coaching.
“Not well, not very well, to be honest with you,” Coughlin replied. “It’s a very difficult thing, I don’t care who you are, or how long you’ve been doing it. I’ve been doing it a long time, so you get yourself into the rhythm. Your whole life, the calendar of your life is based on football, about the seasons, whether it’s in-season or out of season. You have a schedule that you follow. So there’s some adjusting for me to make.
“I’m not (retired)… I don’t like that word, you know the retired word. I’m way too young for that — you know what I mean.”
ELI MANNING DOES NOT WIN MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD…
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was one of three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, but the honor was given to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin on Saturday night. The award recognizes an NFL player for excellence on and off the field. It was established in 1970, and renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton.
Every year, each NFL team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact in his community. No New York Giants player has ever won the award in its 46-year history.
- The Giants need pass-rushers; who can they get? by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Eli’s community impact felt despite not winning Man of the Year by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
In the clip of Eli from last night, notice everyone celebrates except the two guys who have played QB in the NFL. They know it's never over.
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) February 8, 2016