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Giants news, 1/19: Pat Shurmur focused on Eagles, Eli Manning’s future, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Pat Shurmur, Steve Spagnuolo, Eli Manning and more are in this morning’s headlines. So, let’s take a look.

Steve Spagnuolo returning to Giants actually makes sense - NY Daily News
The NFL is largely a league of connections. Coaches get jobs and bring people they know and trust along with them when they assemble staffs.

An Eli Manning question hangs over AFC title game | New York Post
The affection between Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin was palpable the day that Coughlin was forced to say goodbye and his quarterback of a dozen seasons gazed up...

Pat Shurmur’s Vikings beating Eagles would score him points with Giants fans | Newsday
A win over Big Blue’s archrivals would ingratiate the Giants’ presumptive next coach.

Eli Manning, Giants GM Dave Gettleman have chat about QB’s future, source says | Newsday
A source said the new general manager has a triple option to consider: release, trade or have Manning return next season.

Five scenarios where Shurmur isn't the Giants' next head coach | SNY

Eli Manning, Dave Gettleman had ‘great’ first meeting | New York Post
Eli Manning and new Giants general manager Dave Gettleman recently had their much-anticipated meeting, The Post has learned, and what comes next likely will be...

Pat Shurmur talks ‘iconic’ Giants franchise, his coaching style - NY Daily News
“It’s an iconic franchise,” Shurmur said. “And I came out of that meeting with the same amount of respect I had for them going in.”

The Philadelphia Eagles' secret weapon? An analytics-fueled attack - Philadelphia Eagles Blog- ESPN

"A lot of teams -- ours is one -- where it's all [decided] is in the offseason, done with mathematics," Lurie said. "It's not based on any form of instinct. If it's going to be 50/50, 48/52, then a coach is going to have their instinctual predilection, right? But what we found is, there's been so many decisions over time that are too conservative for the odds of maximizing your chance to win at the opportunity. I mean, you've seen certain coaches that are deemed more aggressive because the math leads them there. That's all it is.

"When you do the math, you really want to try to be a lot more aggressive than the public would normally anticipate. So I think the smarter teams do it that way."

Jaguars' Shad Khan rewarded for pairing Tom Coughlin, Doug Marrone
Bell: Jaguars owner proves quite a matchmaker after orchestrating winning marriage between coach and revered club VP.

An inside look at expected Giants coach Pat Shurmur's tenure in Cleveland from Browns insider | NJ.com
A veteran Browns beat reporter shared her insight on Shurmur's two-year stint as head coach.

Giants’ potential offensive and defensive coordinator candidates - NY Daily News
One of the first orders of business Pat Shurmur will need to do once he's hired as Giants head coach will be to assemble a coaching staff.

Carl Banks: Ex-mate Pat Shurmur will ‘make it’ as Giants coach | New York Post

“He’ll make it,’’ Banks told The Post on Wednesday. “You don’t have to try to fit in, you just have to be yourself. That’s where a lot of people are so intimidated with the whole ‘being in New York type of thing.’ He grew up in Michigan like I did. I’ve been here for 35 years and doing OK.

“He just has to be himself. He’s got great values, he understands what comes with the job. He’s gonna have a big support system here in New York. There’s gonna be outside and there’s gonna be inside. The team is invested in his success. I think he’s not gonna have an issue with his players. He’s got a few Michigan State Spartans in the building, so he’ll be all right.’’