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Larry Izzo joining Giants’ coaching staff

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During his 14 NFL seasons, Larry Izzo was one of the league’s best special teams players. Now he’s becoming a special teams coach.

Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Izzo will become the Giants’ coaching assistant special teams coach.

It appears that the Giants decided to hire Izzo shortly after Thomas McGaughey left to join LSU’s staff in March, but they’re waiting until the lockout ends to make the hiring official.

Izzo played for the Dolphins from 1996 to 2000, the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and the Jets in 2009. He made three Pro Bowls as the AFC’s special teams representative.

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11 Responses to “Larry Izzo joining Giants’ coaching staff”
  1. billinva says: Jun 24, 2011 11:04 AM

    Thats great to hear. Izzo is a class guy.

  2. pftrumors says: Jun 24, 2011 11:30 AM

    Izzo is the man.

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 24, 2011 11:48 AM

    Hopefully he can help cure our kickoff and punt coverage woes. I feel like 90% of the time when we kickoff, the opposing offense starts off on the 35-40 yardline.

    And hopefully Izzo throws Matt Dodge off a bridge – that’s about the only way we can improve our punts.

  4. hunternuts says: Jun 24, 2011 11:50 AM

    The Keebler Elf now gets to impart his knowledge, hate the Giants but this was a smart hire. I see him being a ST coach for a long time in this league.

  5. movieman5 says: Jun 24, 2011 11:57 AM

    Still won’t stop DeSean Jackson from bustin that A$z. Miracle at the MeadowLands Pt. 2 Greatest 7:30 seconds in footbll history. Wow, just, wow

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 24, 2011 12:19 PM

    @ movieman5:

    I can’t even remember the last time we lost to the Redskins… but you don’t hear us talking about it, do you? We talk about the Super Bowls we won – all three of them.

    But enjoy your regular season wins. I guess it’s all you’ve got.

  7. mdnittlion says: Jun 24, 2011 12:50 PM

    WOW three Super Bowl rings and a first time coach what could go wrong? I mean it’s not like Notre Dame is an explain of what’s wrong with that line of thinking.

  8. n0hopeleft says: Jun 24, 2011 1:47 PM

    movieman5 says:
    Jun 24, 2011 11:57 AM
    Still won’t stop DeSean Jackson from bustin that A$z. Miracle at the MeadowLands Pt. 2 Greatest 7:30 seconds in footbll history. Wow, just, wow

    _______________________________

    You know your team sucks when the highlight of your organization is a regular season game. Congratulations on that win.

    Good Talk!

  9. handsatlanta says: Jun 24, 2011 4:08 PM

    To this day I’m still pissed off the Dolphins let him go. Not that I hold a grudge or anything.

  10. FinFan68 says: Jun 24, 2011 5:32 PM

    Always liked Izzo. He was one of those guys that played hard all the time. His heart and his brain kept him on the roster much longer than his talent did.

  11. bradymancrush10 says: Jun 26, 2011 2:03 PM

    Good for him, I hope he is able to continue up to a higher coaching level job,.. He has a great attitude and was a awesome player with the Patriots.

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