So…this could be a little uncomfortable: just months after letting him go as the team’s head coach, the New York Giants have selected Tom Coughlin for the franchise’s Ring of Honor.
Coughlin and two men to whom he is already linked with – Ernie Accorsi, the team’s general manager who hired him in 2004, and defensive end Justin Tuck, drafted in 2005 – will be inducted into the ring on Nov. 14, when the Giants host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.
“It was a great privilege to be the 16th head coach of the New York Giants, and it’s a privilege and a tremendous honor to be a part of those great names in Giant folklore that are in the Ring of Honor,” Coughlin said, via the team website. “It’s something Judy (his wife), my family and I very much appreciate. The New York Giants, to me, is the greatest franchise in the history of the NFL. We recognize the long history of the Giants and the greatest city in the world, the tremendous coaches and players that have represented the Giants over the years. It’s a great honor to be included in the same breath with some of these prestigious former players and coaches.”
Coughlin was the Giants’ head coach for 12 seasons, during which time they were 102-90, including five playoff appearances and two memorable wins over the New England Patriots, in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI.