Tom Coughlin is one of the most recognizable former coaches in the NFL. He won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, both over the reviled New England Patriots. Now that his 12 year stint with the Giants is over, Coughlin had to find something new to do.
Luckily for him, the NFL decided that they wanted him involved with them and created a new position just for him. Tom Coughlin was recently hired by the NFL as the Senior Advisor to Football Operations and his job will cover several different areas for the league. Coughlin himself considers the position as one that is to serve the betterment of football as a whole.
"I am looking forward to working with Commissioner Goodell and the talented people representing the National Football League," Coughlin said in a release. "My purpose is to serve for the betterment of the great game of football."
As for the NFL's job description for Coughlin, their statement says that "He will provide strategic guidance on other matters, including playing rules, coaching techniques, and the development of football personnel, while also providing insight on the operation of the NFL Draft and Pro Bowl."
Honestly, that sounds like a great position for an extremely detail orientated guy like Tom Coughlin. Anything the NFL can do to make the league better is a good thing, and having a passionate guy like this heavily involved in overseeing aspects like this for the NFL should pay dividends for them.
Congrats to Coughlin on the next stage in his life. He will always hold a little endearment from me due to his ruining the Patriots undefeated season back in Super Bowl XLII. It may be petty, but any time the Patriots go through heartbreak it gives me just a little more peace about the Tuck Rule game that they had gifted to them over the Raiders back in 2001.
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