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Tom Coughlin Calling The Shots Until The End

Tom Coughlin Calling The Shots Until The End

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They gathered on the MetLife Stadium field Sunday before a game that ended like so many others in this dismal season. Children and grandchildren alike, the entire family gathered for what was widely believed to be Tom Coughlin's finale as coach of the New York Giants.

His grandchildren wore sweatshirts that read, "Coughlin's Crew."

Of course, everyone read everything into it. The family circle closing around one of the legendary coaches in franchise history. The emotion and the metaphorical closure, it was all there. And, of course, Coughlin would have none of it.

"No, no," Coughlin said shaking his head after this 35-30 loss...