Giants GM Reese gives Coughlin full backing

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New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese gave a clear vote of confident to coach Tom Coughlin on Tuesday, despite the team's 2-6 start.
Reese's comments showed strong support for Coughlin, the two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach now in his 10th Giants season. Reese gave credit to the head coach after the Giants started the season 0-6.
Reporters asked if Coughlin's position might be tenuous because of the Giants' record or the coach's age (67).
"Coach Coughlin is a tremendous football coach," Reese said. "Age has nothing to do with it.
"This is not Tom's first rodeo. He's been around for a while and the passion that he brings to the table, all of our players can see that, owners can see that, and that's never (an issue) with him. For him to keep this team together, I think it shows you how much respect the players have for him and what he does for this organization."
Reese still believes the Giants can make the playoffs and compete for another Super Bowl.
"(Being) 2-6 is not what we expected at the beginning of the season, but that's where we are right now," Reese said. "We're gonna make the best of it. Things could be worse than they are. Our division has been kind of slow to get started, so that's good fortune in respect to that. We're still in it."
Reese spoke to reporters for nearly 30 minutes at the Giants' practice facility during the team's bye week.

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