Marv Levy

Is Giants' Coughlin a Hall of Fame coach?

It's too early to tell

Dan Pompei

Chicago Tribune

Now is not the time and place to determine if Tom Coughlin is a Hall of Fame coach. He still is coaching and could add, or even subtract, from his legacy. What's more, there is a five-year waiting period before a retired candidate can be considered. That period helps put accomplishments in perspective.

You can make an interesting case for Coughlin. His career compares well to Marv Levy, who is enshrined in Canton. But you can make a case against him too. Winning two Super Bowls hasn't been enough to get Tom Flores, George Seifert and Bill Parcells into the Hall.

If Coughlin can win a...