2013 NFL Combine: Tom Coughlin laughs off retirement talk
Tom Coughlin scoffed at the notion that he'd retire after 2013, saying he's got plenty of energy and is taking things year to year.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Because Tom Coughlin is not 25 years old (he is 66) and because he's got two Super Bowls under his belt, people wonder when he'll walk away from the game. He will, at some point, but that point isn't right now.
That's why it was surprising to hear Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas say that he thought Coughlin was bolting after 2012 and might be done after 2013, a notion Coughlin laughed off at the 2013 NFL Combine.
"I tried to think of something funny to say about that, but I couldn't think of anything," Coughlin said when asked about Thomas's recent statement. "I don't know what would possess a young man to make that statement. I approach each year the way I approach every year. The energy's flowing, I'm feeling good and I look forward to this offseason. Maybe some point I'll get the message but not right now."
It's entirely possible Coughlin leaves after this year and Thomas ends up being right. But it's unlikely/improbable/flat-out wrong to assume that Coughlin's prepped to hang it up.
Anyone who's 66 is a candidate to walk away from their current job. But you can see Coughlin's still got plenty of energy and last time I checked, he's not that far removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
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