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.