Giants possibly considering the longterm in OC search

The Giants may be thinking long term in their search for a new offensive coordinator. It’s a big move for the club, who haven’t had to conduct a search since Tom Coughlin took the reins in 2004.

From Dave Hutchinson of the Star Ledger:

Perhaps the Giants are looking for more than just an offensive coordinator. Maybe they’re also looking for a potential head coach-in-waiting or at least a strong candidate.

In addition to Sullivan, the Giants’ short list includes Dowell Loggains from Tennessee, Ben McAdoo from Green Bay and Karl Dorrell from Houston and may expand even more, Mara said. All are young and considered rising stars.

Of course, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell would be a deserving candidate on the other side of the ball.

Teams rarely employ a coach-in-waiting approach these days but if any team can pull it off it would be the “old school” Giants, a rock-solid organization with outstanding ownership.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Get it all over at once, to coin a phrase from the medical procedure dictionary. Since Tom will be staying with no apparent end date in sight, the Giants may as well groom some candidates. I agree with Dave they normally don’t do this in Pro Football, but the Giants aren’t your normal NFL team. I can see them hiring a guy with greater expectations in mind.

3 comments
cole3244
cole3244

i wonder if the jints are still waiting for someone still alive in the po?

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Gary Kubiak...clearly had a bad ending in Houston but had plenty of good times. McAdoo and Lombardi would be great choices but they would be hot coaching commodities if they succeed.

spider43
spider43

The Giants should be turning over every rock and hiding place for a creative and quality OC, regardless of who is the future head coach of this team. If they don't bring in Lombardi from the Saints, or Norv Turner or Gary Kubiak, then I know they're really not THAT serious about hiring someone who is "outside-the-box" in offensive play calling systems. Mike Sullivan will just be a lateral move and more of the same that we've had here for the last 2 years. That's not acceptable.