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  • What makes Giants coaching candidate Pat Shurmur an attractive option?

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...rt_river_index
    Excerpt: "Of the three finalists for the Giants' head coaching job, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has generated considerably less buzz than Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia. Shurmur, 52, is a decade older than the Patriots assistants, who have a fistful of Super Bowl rings from their time under Bill Belichick in New England.


    But Shurmur shouldn't be dismissed as a candidate. He has the most experience of the finalists, which has been an emphasis of co-owner John Mara during the search. And Shurmur's track record of grooming quarterbacks could set him apart as the Giantsprepare to potentially draft Eli Manning's successor with the second pick in the draft.
    A true QB guru
    Unlike former Giants coach Ben McAdoo, who built his reputation as a quarterback guru working with future Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning, or McDaniels, who has spent the majority of his career with the incomparable Tom Brady, Shurmur has a more impressive and extensive history of getting the best out of marginal quarterbacks. That's an important quality with the Giants in position to build around a young quarterback.


    Here's a look at Shurmur's track record with quarterbacks:
    Donovan McNabb

    McNabb was entering his fourth season with the Eagles in 2002 when Shurmur transitioned from tight ends/offensive line coach to quarterbacks coach. McNabb already was on his way to stardom, earning Pro Bowl selections in the two seasons prior to Shurmur becoming his QB coach. But Shurmur helped McNabb reach new heights.

    McNabb had a career-best season in 2004, completing 64 percent of his passes for 3,875 yards, 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship. He became the first quarterback to throw for more than 30 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions.

    McNabb earned three Pro Bowl selections in his seven seasons working with Shurmur. McNabb set a career-high with 3,916 yards passing in his final season with Shurmur in 2008." Read more...


    Last edited by RoanokeFan; 01-12-2018, 10:27 AM.
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    In all the years I've been a Giant fan I never remember being so bland about who our HC would be. I'm very glad McAdoo is gone no hesitation there. I'm just not excited about anyone I see available and you know with 6-7 teams a year getting new HC's where are all these new HC coming from ?

    And first time HC's really don't have good track records in NY. Parcells was the exception, do you consider Fassel a success ? But where are we at now ? Looks like all the candidates are all first time HC except Spags.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by That Guy Rich View Post
      In all the years I've been a Giant fan I never remember being so bland about who our HC would be. I'm very glad McAdoo is gone no hesitation there. I'm just not excited about anyone I see available and you know with 6-7 teams a year getting new HC's where are all these new HC coming from ?

      And first time HC's really don't have good track records in NY. Parcells was the exception, do you consider Fassel a success ? But where are we at now ? Looks like all the candidates are all first time HC except Spags.
      Couldn't have said it better myself. 100% agree. I know not many agree but I'd take John Fox over any of these three....he's experienced.....has ties to the organization and brought 2 of the 3 squads he coached to the SB.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BlueJayC View Post

        Couldn't have said it better myself. 100% agree. I know not many agree but I'd take John Fox over any of these three....he's experienced.....has ties to the organization and brought 2 of the 3 squads he coached to the SB.
        I agree on Fox, but I doubt it would be too difficult to bring him in as DC under Shurmur. That would give us an excellent offensive mind and defensive coordinator combo. If its Patricia, I've heard rumors he wants to bring in Daboll from Alabama. I'd go Shrumur/Fox over Patricia/Daboll

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BlueJayC View Post

          Couldn't have said it better myself. 100% agree. I know not many agree but I'd take John Fox over any of these three....he's experienced.....has ties to the organization and brought 2 of the 3 squads he coached to the SB.
          Wow I wasn't even thinking in that direction Blue jay. Very good point.

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          • #6
            Fox , has health issues and he has to be in his 60's.
            I can see him as a DC less stress. But, he may not want to be a cordinator.

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