Welcome to "Michael Eisen's Mailbag." Every few days, Giants.com's exclusive Writer/Editor Michael Eisen will pick some of the best questions and comments we receive via email* and answer them right here! If you'd like to submit a question or comment to Michael, click here.
I was wondering why the Giants have not signed the defensive coordinator to a long term contract with the rights to take over as head coach when Coughlin retires?
Do you have any idea when Tom Coughlin is going to retire? He's never said a word about it publicly, so it could be quite a ways down the road. And considering the job he's doing – four consecutive playoff appearance, two division titles, a Super Bowl victory – I doubt there's a Giants fan anywhere who wants to see him leave. The organization certainly wants him to stay in the coach's office for a long time. So if Steve Spagnuolo wants his first head coaching job to be with the Giants, he might have to wait a long time. Besides, designating an assistant as the head coach-in-waiting doesn't guarantee success. Did you see what happened to the Seattle Seahawks this season?*
I was wondering if there was any possibility of Plaxico returning for a playoff run. His suspension was for four games but did the Giants place him on the IR? He would make a nice gift for the new year.
No chance. In addition to having personal issues to work out, Burress is ineligible to return to uniform. When he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list, it officially ended his season.*
Mike, Mike do you think it would be a good idea for the Giants to dress two kickers for the playoffs? As good as Carney has been it obvious his short kickoffs have hurt. Field position will he a huge asset in the playoffs where the games are generally close!
Tom Coughlin has said he would consider suiting up two kickers for playoff games. I don't know if roster restrictions are going to allow him to do that. If he can do it, I think Tynes could be an asset. If not, I don't think it will be something that will cost us a game.*