Excerpt: "Here was Tom Coughlin as the dedicated father figure to the quarterback who doubles as his football son, covering for Eli Manning, who has taken him to the peak of twoSuper Bowl mountains and provided him with legitimate Hall of Fame coaching credentials.
Coughlin is not an easy man to be around, much less live with, after any loss and especially after one as exasperating as the 19-17 defeat by the Eagles on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. His son-in-law, Chris Snee, may anchor his offensive line, but Manning is the Giant whom Coughlin will forever be tethered to and the one he eternally trusts.
Manning has been there for him since the beginning in 2004, and for the last 134 games as the starter, and more recently as perhaps the N.F.L.’s premier closer." Read more...