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    BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    "Tom Coughlin could have said no.


    After leading the New York Giants to a second Super Bowl title within five
    seasons, Coughlin could have blocked Tampa Bay’s request to interview Mike
    Sullivan, Coughlin’s long-time assistant dating back to their days together in
    Jacksonville.




    Instead, after some conversations that Sullivan admitted were difficult,
    Coughlin gave his blessing and the Buccaneers quickly had themselves an
    offensive coordinator for Greg Schiano’s new staff. From a selfish standpoint,
    Coughlin certainly didn’t want to lose Sullivan, who had worked wonders with New
    York receivers before switching to quarterback coach the past two seasons and
    helping Eli Manning reach elite status.




    But out of respect for a key assistant, Coughlin reluctantly allowed Sullivan
    to pursue his dreams in Tampa.




    “He will bring a lot to the Buccaneers program,’’ Coughlin said. “He’s
    disciplined, he’s hard-working, he’s efficient, he’s smart, he makes good
    decisions,’’ Coughlin said upon Sullivan’s departure. “He’ll have an immediate
    impact on all the players in that program. We’re sorry to lose him, but we
    understand the nature of this business.’‘




    Sullivan describes Coughlin as his mentor and role model.




    “He’s been such a great man,’’ Sullivan said. “He gave me an opportunity in
    Jacksonville, he gave me the opportunity to come up here (New York) and at a
    time when a lot of coaches and a lot of general managers are blocking assistants
    from having a chance to pursue other opportunities, advancements if you will, I
    will be eternally grateful for Coach Coughlin and (GM) Jerry Reese supporting me
    in this.’‘




    Sullivan has been working overtime with some of Schiano’s other offensive
    staff members to install a system suited for Tampa Bay’s personnel. Schiano is
    on record saying he wants a physical offense that takes shots downfield.




    That sounds an awful lot like the offense Sullivan just left in the
    Meadowlands.




    “I hired Mike Sullivan in Jacksonville as a quality control coach,’’ Coughlin
    said. “When we came here (2004), Sully actually had something else going on, but
    he wanted to be here with us. He has been outstanding. We appreciate everything
    he’s done with us and wish him well in his new assignment.’‘




    Teacher and pupil will cross paths later this year when the Bucs visit the
    Giants."



    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1






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    Re: BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    "Tom Coughlin could have said no.


    After leading the New York Giants to a second Super Bowl title within five
    seasons, Coughlin could have blocked Tampa Bay’s request to interview Mike
    Sullivan, Coughlin’s long-time assistant dating back to their days together in
    Jacksonville.




    Instead, after some conversations that Sullivan admitted were difficult,
    Coughlin gave his blessing and the Buccaneers quickly had themselves an
    offensive coordinator for Greg Schiano’s new staff. From a selfish standpoint,
    Coughlin certainly didn’t want to lose Sullivan, who had worked wonders with New
    York receivers before switching to quarterback coach the past two seasons and
    helping Eli Manning reach elite status.




    But out of respect for a key assistant, Coughlin reluctantly allowed Sullivan
    to pursue his dreams in Tampa.




    “He will bring a lot to the Buccaneers program,’’ Coughlin said. “He’s
    disciplined, he’s hard-working, he’s efficient, he’s smart, he makes good
    decisions,’’ Coughlin said upon Sullivan’s departure. “He’ll have an immediate
    impact on all the players in that program. We’re sorry to lose him, but we
    understand the nature of this business.’‘




    Sullivan describes Coughlin as his mentor and role model.




    “He’s been such a great man,’’ Sullivan said. “He gave me an opportunity in
    Jacksonville, he gave me the opportunity to come up here (New York) and at a
    time when a lot of coaches and a lot of general managers are blocking assistants
    from having a chance to pursue other opportunities, advancements if you will, I
    will be eternally grateful for Coach Coughlin and (GM) Jerry Reese supporting me
    in this.’‘




    Sullivan has been working overtime with some of Schiano’s other offensive
    staff members to install a system suited for Tampa Bay’s personnel. Schiano is
    on record saying he wants a physical offense that takes shots downfield.




    That sounds an awful lot like the offense Sullivan just left in the
    Meadowlands.




    “I hired Mike Sullivan in Jacksonville as a quality control coach,’’ Coughlin
    said. “When we came here (2004), Sully actually had something else going on, but
    he wanted to be here with us. He has been outstanding. We appreciate everything
    he’s done with us and wish him well in his new assignment.’‘




    Teacher and pupil will cross paths later this year when the Bucs visit the
    Giants."



    [/quote] TC is a class guy!

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    Re: BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT



    Giants have always been good with this kind of stuff. It's one of the reasons' why this organization has been able to draw such good coaches over the past couple of decades.




    Just look at all the current coaches that have roots back to the Giants.

    All Hail The New York Giants!!

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    Re: BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    Another example of why TC is such a class act.

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    Re: BUCS BENEFIT FROM TOM COUGHLIN'S SIGN OF RESPECT

    Tom Coughlin is very respectful and deserves respect in return.

    The next time the newspapers put out "Fire Coughlin!" 2 weeks into a season or in the midst of making the playoffs, make sure your fireplace is kept warm.

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