Source: Tom Quinn to return as Giants’ ST coordinator in ’14

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.

3 comments
spider43
spider43

I just slapped myself on the forehead when I read that Quinn is coming back. I will have the same reaction from having Fewell back as well. This is ridiculous.

joeknix
joeknix

it didn't help when we let Bosworth go since he was proving to be a very good special teamer at the very least.  I'm not sure if that call is TC or JR but it certainly was not the right call in hindsight.  Like many areas on the field . . .  we just didn't have the troops.  However, if 4 returned TD's is not enough to get you canned then rock on.  I mean it's just tied for the most in NFL history.  It's a good thing that Weatherford and Brown were solid to round things out a bit for Quinn. 

mike23
mike23

well if it isn't his coaching than it is up to Reese and company to get guys to improve special teams... bring in athletic/quick/sure tackling players and they will make this or any coach look good.