According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, Tom Coughlin’s interview with the Eagles for their head-coaching job as a “disaster.”
Myers reports that Coughlin “acted like a 20-year old whose girlfriend had dumped him and he was trying to make her jealous by dating her No. 1 enemy on the rebound.”
NFL sources tell Myers that his hard feelings towards the Giants “came through loud and clear” during the meeting with Eagles’ brass.
Coughlin was reportedly obsessed with how he felt wronged by the Giants and appeared to be more concerned about making the Giants look bad than being the Eagles next head coach.
Strangely enough, Coughlin said he’s still working out at the Giants’ facility and added that being there is “not as comfortable.”
Both the Giants and Coughlin announced that he was “stepping down” as their head coach, but it was clear that the team was moving in a new direction no matter what he thought about it.
Even so, Coughlin will be paid $7 million, and could look to return to coaching next year.
Coughlin, 69, is in his 12th season as Giants’ head coach and has led them to a record of 102-90 (53.1 percent) to go along with five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl titles.