Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr of the Star Ledger are reporting that Giants special team coordinator Tom Quinn will be back for the 2014 season.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Quinn and the specials did not particularly have a strong 2013 season, with the punt coverage team allowing four TDs and the Giants having few long returns of their own.
But to his credit, he is not staffed with many viable options come game day. On the coverage teams, he was forced to use a DE (Damontre Moore) as a gunner at times. The Giants don’t have enough linebackers to have an effective coverage model. He had too many bigger and smaller players in spots where he needed a LB-type. Why Kyle Bosworth was cut is still a mystery. All the guy did was make plays….
Losing David Wilson on the kick returns did not help. The longest return of the season didn’t happen until Week 16, when Michael Cox had a 56-yarder to open overtime. Rueben Randle was pedestrian punt returner, averaging 8.2 yards over 29 attempts. The mindset is ball security first, return yardage second. Mission accomplished.