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The Giants' Tom Coughlin takes his leave, but Colts' Chuck Pagano will return

The Giants' Tom Coughlin takes his leave, but Colts' Chuck Pagano will return

There wasn't a sense of bitterness at New York Giants headquarters Monday, only sadness.

Tom Coughlin, who led the franchise to five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl victories, resigned after 12 seasons as Giants coach, leaving players choking back tears as they spoke to reporters.

"He definitely has not failed these players – we failed him," said quarterback Eli Manning, whose team missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season after defeating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in February 2012.

"I learned so much from him. He's a great example of how you should do your job. He's a great coach."

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