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Way Too Early Look At Potential Giants Coaching Candidates (Part 1)

Way Too Early Look At Potential Giants Coaching Candidates (Part 1)

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The rumblings of Pat Shurmer’s job in danger combined with the fact that his coaching style generally lacks style and philosophy leads many to wonder who the Giants next coach will be, if Shurmer is in fact fired. Let’s take an early look at some prospective options that may fit and improve some of the positional weaknesses or strengths on the roster.

Daniel Jones’ Development

Jones’ growth as an NFL quarterback is very imperative to the success of Giants franchise so it makes sense to find a head coach with a system and staff that is tailored around this very idea. The first guy we’ll examine in this section is New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He’d offer incredible things to a new NFL franchise including disciplined culture, direction and of course sharp play calling on the offensive end. But for Jones, McDaniels would bring in not only a knowledge of the quarterback position, he served as the Patriots quarterbacks coach in 2004, retaining those duties until he left in 2009, but also because he has a vast understanding of other positions serving as a defensive assistant from 2001-2002 for the Patriots and a defensive backs coach in 03′-04′. This would naturally help him diagnose overages as a young quarterback along with helping him notice cornerback and safety tendencies on another level. The only red flag with McDaniels as a potential hire is a lack of commitment and hesitation to leave New England, evidenced by his pulling out of the Colts job two years ago. The second candidate that would be perfect for Daniel Jones is Kellen Moore. The offensive play caller for the Dallas Cowboys is the archetype for a potential head coach in the modern NFL. He is young, experienced and is currently running an explosive offense, ranked 6th league wide in PPG, 1st in yards per game (437.4) and 3rd in pass yards per game (299.2). He’s helped Dak Prescott have the best season of his career, both statistically and on film. Prescott is 3rd in the league in touchdowns (18), just 9 interceptions and 2227 total passing yards on the 10th most attempts per game in the league (35.4). If the Giants could hire him away from outside Dallas, Jones will reap incredible benefit.

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Way Too Early Look At Potential Giants Coaching Candidates (Part 1)

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