Hold the phone for just a second on the structure of the coaching staff new head coach Ben McAdoo will put in place with the New York Giants. It appears that Mike Sullivan, the team's quarterbacks coach in 2015, will reportedly become the team's offensive coordinator. Former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, who was originally reported to be getting that job, is still expected to be part of McAdoo's staff in some capacity.
Everything the Giants are doing right now is about maximizing the twilight of Eli Manning's career, and because of that promoting Sullivan seems like an excellent move.
Sullivan has served two stints as a Giants assistant. He was with the Giants from 2004-2011, first coaching wide receivers and for the last two seasons of that tenure coaching Manning and the quarterbacks. He was Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013, then returned to the Giants as quarterbacks coach last season. Manning has done some of his best work with Sullivan at his side.
Sullivan learned offensive football from former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and ran a Gilbride-style system for two years in Tampa Bay. The expectation would be, of course, that Sullivan will run the McAdoo system going forward.
As for Philbin, this is the latest:
Again, with nothing finalized yet with McAdoo as HC and his staff, a lot of stuff is in flux. Philbin expected to have role, but still TBD.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) January 14, 2016