New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese reiterated his support for head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Reese thinks the team still has a chance to contend and says there is time to "right the ship."
Jerry Reese: "Obviously 2-6 is not what we expected ... But we're still in it. I still believe we have a chance to right the ship." #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 29, 2013
Coughlin and the Giants came under fire after starting the season 0-6. Things have somewhat calmed down thanks to the team winning two games in a row. Manning threw 15 interceptions during their losing streak, but managed to avoid turnovers the past two games. They still sit two games back in the dreadful NFC East and aren't expected to trade Hakeem Nicks, suggesting that the team still believes it can turn the season around.
Reese on Tom Coughlin: "He's a heck of a football coach. He didn't forget how to coach, regardless of what our record is." #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 29, 2013
Two big things I took away from the Jerry Reese press conference: 1. Giants think they're in this. 2. Tom Coughlin's job is safe. #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 29, 2013
The Giants get a Week 9 bye to evaluate things. After that, they have home dates with the Raiders, Packers and Cowboys. Coughlin has earned a lot of leeway for winning two Super Bowls with the Giants, and can quiet the doubters again with an improved second half of the season.