FOXSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock writes that Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin is not Pro Football Hall of Fame fodder and his decisions last Sunday in Philadelphia sealed that:
Coughlin’s coaching cost the Giants a valuable road win. Sunday’s game demonstrated exactly why Coughlin isn’t a Hall of Fame coach. He has never built and/or guided the best team in football. He’s coached two teams that have backed into the playoffs and gotten hot at the right time. Coughlin’s resume pales in comparison to Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores, Mike Shanahan and George Seifert. Johnson, Flores, Seifert and Shanahan — all two-time Super Bowl winners — are not in the Hall of Fame. In fact there’s only one two-time-winning, two-time-appearing Super Bowl coach in Canton. Vince Lombardi.Read full article here
Tom Coughlin is not Vince Lombardi.
Hey, there were times over the past nine years where I wanted Coughlin fired. I, like many others, was dead wrong. He has proved to be a great coach, but the Hall of Fame is not the measuring stick to me. He's a winner and that is all that counts.
Being elected to the Hall of Fame is like any other process where "experts" have to vote you in. Bill Parcells wasn't voted in. If he isn't a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, then who is? It's all subjective.
Hank Aaron was not unanimously voted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Imagine, you're a baseball writer and you don't think Aaron is worthy. What game are you watching? It's like any other political process. Everyone has their opinion.
Whitlock has his. We have ours.