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Eli loses his position coach

Giants quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer, formerly the head coach in Cleveland and offensive coordinator in Houston, announced Friday that he is leaving the team.

I had a great run with the Giants,” Palmer said in a team-released statement.  “I want to thank the Maras and the Tisches for three great years.  It was a very, very good situation for me.”

With Palmer as his position coach, Giants QB Eli Manning set career highs in completion rate (62.3), touchdown-to-interception ratio (27:14), and passing yards (4,021) in 2009.  
Palmer, 60, also spent time with the Jaguars and Cowboys.  He was instrumental in Tony Romo’s development as well.  The Giants aren’t known to be pursuing a replacement at this time.
UPDATE: Palmer is not retiring. has learned that he will become the next head coach of the UFL’s New York franchise.  The Sentinels fired 2009 coach Ted Cottrell and reportedly plan to relocate to Hartford.
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8 Responses to “Eli loses his position coach”
  1. moreflagsmorefun says: Jan 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    The Giants had a GRET RUN with you old timer
    I wish you nothing but the best !!!

  2. Citizen Strange says: Jan 29, 2010 2:05 PM

    Made a good run but I run too slow.
    They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico.

  3. dogma1 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:08 PM

    it wasn’t always pretty with Eli but he got it done. Palmer is a great coach.

  4. RugDaniels says: Jan 29, 2010 2:12 PM

    I wonder if Archie will be sitting in during the interview process…

  5. says: Jan 29, 2010 2:17 PM

    I’m not sure Eli needs a positions coach, but he could use a charisma coach.

  6. Jaydub says: Jan 29, 2010 4:12 PM

    Thats too bad, but he was great for Eli. Best of luck, coach!

  7. hsf09 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:21 PM

    The only QB “guru” David Carr ever knew!

  8. RGR says: Jan 31, 2010 9:49 PM

    Palmer did not retire..he is going to be the head coach of the Sentinals in the UFL…Florio…you couldn’t find this out…you are a failure. Palmer didn’t want to take direction anymore from Coughlin and Gilbride…he wanted his own gig!!!

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