It’s been a long, winding road of misery for the New York Giants since Tom Coughlin was forced to resign following the 2015 season.
Over that span, the organization has gone through three general managers and six head coaches. They’ve logged just one winning season (2016), had zero playoff wins, and five straight seasons of double-digit losses.
But that all changed on Sunday evening as the Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings, 31-24, to advance in the NFC Playoffs. GM No. 3 and head coach No. 6 appear to have finally turned things around.
That’s certainly how co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch felt after the game.
Giants owner John Mara:
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Tisch was slightly more subdued than Mara, acknowledging that there’s still plenty of work to do. But he was happy and impressed enough to break his long-standing silence.
“My family and I are proud of the players, coaches and staff and how everyone throughout the entire organization has worked together to make this a successful season,” Tisch said in a statement. “We are happy for the Giants fans who have endured some tough times with us in recent years. We appreciate their support, passion and enthusiasm.
“Joe and Dabs have laid the foundation for continued success. We all agree there is much work left to be done. Their shared vision and constant dialogue is always about what is best for the organization, as is their consistent approach day in and day out and the great communication with John [Mara] and me.
That’s not just a pat on the back for Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll, it’s a sigh of relief for Mara and Tisch. Contrary to popular belief, they’ve been suffering the past decade as well.