Giants Players Give Tom Coughlin Fond Farewells on Instagram
Tom Coughlin might have a reputation as a grumpy old man from casual fans, but after announcing his retirement, it’s become pretty clear that the man was respected not only by his players, but by the media and insiders as well.
You don’t win two Super Bowls as a mediocre coach, and as the outpouring of support and gratitude on social media indicated, Tom Coughlin was a one-of-a-kind guy who will be missed by his players.
As I sit back and reflect on Coach Tom Coughlin, I remember all the one on ones in your office talking football, game plan, etc. I think back to when I was named captain and I used to try and beat you to the facility. I would get there at 6, you where there. I got there at 530 and you were there. 5 am… I knew I would beat you then.. NOPE YOU WERE THERE. I remember feeling the hood of your car and it was cold. Come to find out there were nights you slept in the office. No one worked harder, no one demanded more and I LOVE YOU for it. I chose this picture for one reason and one reason only. Everyone knows you for your dedication to your team and how intense you are on the football field. But I will remember you for helping me become a man and challenging all of us to be better husbands and fathers and men. You did it the right way Coach. And you might be retiring from coaching but I’m sure this isn’t a goodbye. That’s not in your nature. #halloffame #5minutesearly #areyoush*ttingme
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