Report: Giants want to interview Pat Shurmur

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The Giants went with a first-time head coach when they hired Ben McAdoo in 2016 and that experience may have them looking for a candidate with more experience for their next head coach.

There’s been word of interest in Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and they requested permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Monday. Another former head coach found his way into the mix on Tuesday.

Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that the team has requested permission to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur went 9-23 over two seasons as the Browns head coach, which seemed like a much worse record before the team went 1-31 since the start of the 2016 season.

The Bears, Lions and Cardinals have also expressed interest in speaking with Shurmur, who will be able to speak to teams this week because the Vikings have a bye into the divisional round of the playoffs.

16 responses to “Report: Giants want to interview Pat Shurmur

  1. Shurmur deserves another shot as a head coach, but as a Viking fan, I’m hoping he’ll still be the OC next year. If the Vikings can keep playing, maybe interested teams will get tired of waiting for his season to end before they hire him.

  2. I don’t think he’s a good coach but great oc. If I were him I’d stay. With that being said, when Dalvin comes back next year Vikings will be unstoppable. That kid was so exciting to watch. Sad that he got hurt, wish he could come back this year to help Vikings in they playoffs.

  3. “Hey boss, some teams are interviewing Shurmur…”

    “Oh yeah, maybe they know something we don’t know. Get him in here quick and offer him more than they are!”.

  4. As a Giants fan (and since HCing experience is a ‘must’ for Gettleman) this is the guy I’d choose.

    No way the Giants hire Schwartz. Undisciplined Lions team not to mention his temperament, not gonna happen. One would think or at least hope, anyway.

  5. vikingdoode says:
    January 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Shurmer has done a great job but one season come on. Lets see what he can do over another 3 years with the Vikes
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    It’s not like he’s never done anything before this year. He was a head coach, you know. Even the Browns don’t just hand those positions out to anybody.

  6. It seems trying to find a good head coach is as much of a gamble as a so-called blue-chip draft pick. Everyone like the new shiny object each given year. Hope he stays the Vikings OC, but understand the reason he is being looked at.

  7. vikingdoode says:
    January 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    Shurmer has done a great job but one season come on. Let’s see what he can do over another 3 years with the Vikes

    How about his next 3 games?

  8. If only they knew how our record doesnt reflect our team. Our world will come crashing down once we start playing good teams. we dont know what its like to be in the playoffs. skol.

  9. If I’m the vikes, I’m starting to brainstorm some new titles and a nice bump in salary. If I’m Spielman, and we have a meeting at my desk, I have a trash bag wth rubber banded 10k in bills, every time he says he wants to talk to the other teams, I throw another brick at him.

  10. trophylessvikings says:
    January 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    If only they knew how our record doesnt reflect our team. Our world will come crashing down once we start playing good teams. we dont know what its like to be in the playoffs. skol.

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    Umm, you do know Minnesota played 4 of the teams in the playoffs and beat 3 of them, right? Also, 5-1 in our division. With a back up QB.

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