There is no head coach NFL players would less rather play for than Tom Coughlin. That’s not to say his current players don’t respect him and want to skip town — except Brandon Jacobs of course — but a Sporting News poll revealed on Thursday that Coughlin is the NFL head coach players would least like to play for. He received 22 votes from the 111 players polled (spanning 31 teams).
“Coughlin is that old school, Bill Parcells, my way or the highway type,” Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams explained. “He won’t bend at all. That’s not the kind of coach you’d like to play for.”
“Looking at it from the outside, I don’t know that any player in the league would say they’d want to play for Tom Coughlin,” an unnamed NFC defensive player added. “I wouldn’t.”