He survived Black Monday, but Tom Coughlin’s time as head coach of the New York Giants has come to an end all the same. The veteran coach, who won two super bowl titles in 12 seasons with the Giants, confirmed his decision to step down yesterday evening, stating that he’d met with officials and informed them that it was best for the franchise if he did so. Coughlin described his tenure as an honour and a privilege - the Giants’ search for a new coach begins now. Elsewhere, the opposite can be said for Chuck Pagano, who has agreed a four-year contract extension with the Colts. The team announced last night that Pagano will be staying on at the Lucas Oil Stadium, despite the fact the past season was a tricky affair.