Remember when Tom Coughlin was the most uptight coach in the NFL? Seems like a long, long time ago, doesnt it?
Winning two Super Bowls with the Giants has made over his image.
At ESPN.com, Ashley Fox writes: Just what has happened to the 65-year-old coach? He used to come off as joyless, as no fun, as too inflexible and ridiculously strict. Now he is firing off jokes as if he were Jimmy Kimmel. The man won't admit it, but he has mellowed with age and success.
And funny how things work out. As Fox points out, had the Giants not beaten the Jets last season when they stood 7-7, Coughlin might not even be the coach anymore.
But right now, he can still bask in the Super Bowl glow, talk about enjoying his grandkids while he may be on the way to surpassing Bill Parcells as the Giants greatest coach.
So, if you think a certain coach in Washington has seemed to be a bit tightly wound over the past seasons, all it will take is a Super Bowl victory or two and hell be trading yuks all over the place.
Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had a very short return to the Redskins’ active roster.
Phillips, who started the season as the nickel cornerback before being benched and eventually released and moved to the practice squad last month, was re-signed to the roster on Friday. He made the trip to Arizona but he was inactive for the game. The Redskins announced today that he has been released again.
It is possible for Phillips to return to the practice squad if he clears through waivers.
The transaction clears a roster spot for the return of offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has been suspended for the last four games.
Among all the darkness and depression that has followed after the Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, one bright, shining light has emerged: Jamison Crowder's touchdown celebration.
Late in the third quarter, the second-year wideout was on the receiving end of a 26-yard Kirk Cousins strike, which put his team in the lead on the game's scoreboard by three. However, it's what he did post-catch that put his team in the lead by a far larger margin on the swagboard.
Feast your eyes on this dance, and if you've already seen it, feast your eyes on it again. And again. And AGAIN:
Do you see how much Juju he put on that beat? And did you catch how he gave the ref a little somethin'-somethin' right at the end of the sequence? Calling that flawless would be an insult to Crowder.
Apparently, Jay Gruden was heard screaming at his players in the locker room as they were processing the matchup's result Sunday night. Is it possible he was just loudly complimenting Crowder's moves?
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