The hiring of Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator does not appear to be the only change the New York Giants are making to their offensive coaching staff.
More changes coming on the Giants' offensive staff, following yesterday's hiring of Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator, per sources.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 15, 2014
Garafolo, of FOX Sports, wasn't done. He reported the somewhat stunning news that tight ends coach Mike Pope appears to be out.
Giants TEs coach Mike Pope, who has been with the organization since 2000 (and over 20 years total), is not expected to be retained.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 15, 2014
Pope has long been considered one of the best tight end coaches in football. He has been an NFL coach for 31 years, 23 of those during two stints with the Giants. He has been part of the coaching staff during all five Super Bowl appearances by the Giants.
This move would be a surprise, even though Brandon Myers did not have a great year in 2013 and young tight ends Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson don't appear to be ready.
Garafolo is also reporting that the Giants could retain quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan, "though his role may change."
Thoughts, Giants' fans?