The giants didnt reach the playoffs in 4 years. They were coming off back to back 6-10 seasons. Coughlin is over 70 years old.
I loved Coughlin, he brought 2 super bowl titles. He deserves every award and respect he will get. I do not blame them for going into a different direction. You got a young coach who helped create Aaron Rodgers into arguably the best QB in the league.
No one likes being a mediocre team, you always want to win as many games as you can. People forget how good the NFC East was in the mid 2000s. That 10-6 team was a good team. Then we saw Eli go off in a way we’ve never seen him play before. The pass rush also turned it up to a 15 that year. The 2011 year was Eli going off and the defense being healthy at the right time.
We cannot guarantee if the team would be better than they are now with Coughlin. This team could easily be 3-2. Last years success was not sustainable and McAdoo actually seems overwhelmed right now and probably should give up play calling to focus on being a head coach.
Look, Coughlin had a great run but it was time to part ways. The giants wanted to go in a different direction and try something. It’s only year 2 under McAdoo and it hasnt been great. Last year the team was mostly injury free (I think the starters combined missed 13 games which is ridiculously low). I will not blame them for going away from Coughlin (who people forget had a rough start to his coaching tenure as well).