New York Giants CEO John Mara has revealed that at one point this season he wanted to fire everybody at the Giants.
The Giants have had a terrible year, but despite this, head coach Tom Coughlin has been kept on as both Mara and the Giants franchise look to the future with high hopes.
But the Giants' low point of the season came when they went down 25-24 to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars at the end of November. Despite holding a strong lead in the game, the Giants crumbled on the road. All Giants fans were bitterly disappointed with that performance, and Mara still feels their pain to this day.
John Mara speaks out
“Well, to be honest with you, when I was sitting on the bus after the Jacksonville game I wanted to fire everybody,’’ Mara told the New York Post, while recalling that 25-24 debacle, the seventh consecutive Giants loss.
But despite this fact, the future looks bright at the New York Giants despite a terrible 6-10 season. These are the thoughts of Mara himself who spoke to the media today about the franchise's decision to retain head coach Tom Coughlin.
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“It’s been a very difficult year for our fans, it’s been even more difficult for me because I don’t stomach this very well,’’ Mara continued.
Reason for optimism
“It’s going to be a long offseason. But I do think there is reason for optimism. And I think we’ll be a much better team next season, but we’re going to have to prove that. Talking about it is not very convincing right now, not when you’re coming off 6-10.’’
New York Giants have won two Super Bowl titles during Coughlin's time at the helm in New York, and despite the Giants poor effort this year, you can understand why Mara wants to keep him on board.