Tom Coughlin has 15, 20 years left in him, ex-NFL coach Ray Perkins says
Ex-NFL coach coach Ray Perkins is 70 years old and roaming the sidelines again at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. after two decades away from a football field.
That’s why he thinks two-time Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughin of the New York Giants has a lot more coaching in him.
“Tom Coughlin’s got another 15, 20 years in him,’’ Perkins told The New York Post.
When Perkins said that, it was met with laughter.
“He does. He works out, he takes care of himself, he feels good. He’s a great coach, and I mean it. He’s got 15 or 20 more years in him,” said Perkins, who coached the Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the University of Alabama. “And he is totally wrong if he starts thinking of retirement, in my opinion.’’
Coughin will turn 66 in August and signed a contract extension last month that will keep him with the Giants until at least 2014.