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    TOM COUGHLIN, GIANTS HAVEN'T HAD "SERIOUS" TALKS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

    TOM COUGHLIN, GIANTS HAVEN'T HAD "SERIOUS" TALKS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

    "After the Giants won the Super Bowl, owner John Mara said he and coach Tom
    Coughlin would sit down soon to talk about a contract extension.



    When asked today where they stand, Coughlin quipped, "right here, in front of
    you, today."




    "We haven’t talked seriously," Coughlin added. He is under contract through
    the 2012 season.




    He joked that they are considering a 15-year extension, noting that during
    the season he said he'd coach into his 70s.




    Coughlin still has work to do on his staff, with new vacancies at the
    quarterbacks coach and assistant offensive line coach positions after Mike
    Sullivan left to become the Buccaneers offensive coordinator and Jack Bicknell,
    Jr., left to be the Chiefs offensive line coach. He said neither spot has been
    filled yet.




    The Giants denied the Buccaneers' request to interview quality control coach
    Kevin Gilbride, Jr., for their quarterbacks coach, and Coughlin confirmed that
    he could not let his staff continue to be depleted.




    "Our staff had lost two on that side of the ball," he said. "We’re not
    training coaches so they can go somewhere else to work."




    * * *




    Coughlin called RB Brandon Jacobs a "very, very rare player" and conveyed
    that he is part of the team's plans moving forward. The Giants are tight on
    salary-cap space, and Jacobs is due a $500,000 roster bonus next month and $4.9
    million this season.




    "Brandon's been an outstanding part of our team for any number of years [and]
    two Super Bowl teams,' Coughlin said. "And as far as I'm concerned, he's a big
    part of [the team's future]."




    * * *




    Coughlin also said he expects DE Osi Umenyiora to be back with the team next
    season. Umenyiora, who has a base salary of $3.975 million in 2012, told
    SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio that he would take a pay cut to be back with the
    Giants.




    “You know what’s so funny?" he said. "If it came down to me taking less to
    stay here, I would.”




    * * *




    Coughlin said he did not have any information on the report that no progress
    had been made between the Giants and Mario Manningham, so the receiver will hit
    the open market.




    "You’d love to have him back," Coughlin said. "We’re not naïve. The guy just
    made a Super Bowl memorable play."




    * * *




    Coughlin said the Giants' free agent plan does include CB Terrell Thomas and
    LB Jonathan Goff, who are both rehabbing ACL injuries. He said both have enough
    time to be ready for the season.




    * * *




    Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka will attend NASCAR's Daytona 500
    Sunday and ride in the Grand Marshal pace car during pre-race festivities. The
    Giants used a defensive alignment this season dubbed the "NASCAR
    defense."


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    Re: TOM COUGHLIN, GIANTS HAVEN'T HAD "SERIOUS" TALKS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

    he will be back,3 more years

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    Re: TOM COUGHLIN, GIANTS HAVEN'T HAD "SERIOUS" TALKS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

    Coughlin will be back for at least a 2 year contract, giving him 2 more before a re-negotiation is necessary.

    Pleasantly surprised to see Osi wants to stay so bad he would take less money. WOW.

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