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Odell Beckham Jr tweets support of Pat Shurmur as new Giants head coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is expected to be hired as the next head coach of the New York Giants once his postseason run with the Vikings comes to an end. While any agreement with Shurmur can’t be executed until Minnesota’s season in over, that hasn’t stopped Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from expressing [more]

Report: Seahawks bring back Mike Solari as OL coach

The Seahawks have filled another vacancy, reuniting with offensive line coach Mike Solari, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Solari spent the past two seasons with the Giants. He previously coached in Seattle in 2008-09. He began his NFL coaching career with the Cowboys in 1987 and interviewed with Dallas last week as it sought [more]

NFL teams continue to make mockery of the rule regarding assistant-coach hires

Technically, teams looking to hire head coaches can’t hire assistant coaches from other teams that are still playing until those teams are finished playing. But technically doesn’t matter; more and more often, teams have a wink-nod deal with their next head coach while he’s still employed as an assistant coach with another team. Last year, [more]

Report: Pat Shurmur expected to take Giants job

League rules prohibit teams looking for head coaches to agree to deals with coaches still involved in the playoffs. But the league’s own media operation illustrates how flimsy those rules are with the latest round of reporting. Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network just filed the latest “news” as it pertains to the Giants opening, [more]

Pat Shurmur emerges as the potential successor to Ben McAdoo

With Matt Patricia reportedly heading to the Lions, the Giants are down to two finalists, apparently, for their vacant head-coaching job. They are, based on prior reports, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The current thinking in league circles is that McDaniels will go to the Colts, if he goes [more]

Titans will pick 25th, as more spots in draft order set

Four more teams know where they’re picking in the 2018 NFL Draft, as a result of the weekend’s results. The Titans will pick 25th, as they have the lowest record of the divisional round losers, followed by the Falcons, Saints and Steelers. The 29th and 30th picks will be held by the losers of the [more]

More talk that Matt Patricia is likely the Lions’ head coach

PFT reported last weekend that the Patriots were bracing for defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to leave for Detroit as the Lions’ next head coach, and although there’s been plenty of reporting linking Patricia to the Giants, Detroit still appears to be the likely destination. Although Patricia can’t formally take a job until the Patriots’ postseason [more]

Teams with vacancies likely waiting for coaches who are still coaching

The Cardinals, Lions, Giants, and Colts continue to search for coaches. The prevailing thinking in league circles is that the searches have ended, and that they’re simply waiting for the opportunity to formalize their hires. They can’t, because all four teams are believed to be targeting coaches who are still coaching as assistants with teams [more]

Bears add Kevin Gilbride Jr. to coaching staff

After eight seasons with the Giants, Kevin Gilbride Jr. is heading to Chicago. Gilbride has been added to new Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s staff as the team’s tight ends coach. The son of the former Chargers head coach, the younger Gilbride took a job on the Giants’ staff when his father was the offensive [more]

Report: Giants have a fourth “sleeper” candidate

The Giants have interviewed six potential head coaches, and reportedly reduced that to a shortlist of three finalists. But with four jobs open and the possibility the finalists might be looking for something else, they need to have a backup plan. According to Tom Rock and Bob Glauber of Newsday, they have one, with a fourth [more]

Report: Giants down to three options for head coach

The Giants are said to be leaning in one direction for their head coaching vacancy. They’ve at least thinned the field a bit. According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the next coach will come from the group including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, or Vikings offensive coordinator Pat [more]

Pat Shurmur focusing on Saints, after job interviews

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur knows his future may lie beyond Minnesota. But because he’s a football coach, he’s compartmentalizing, and trying to keep all his attention on Sunday’s divisional round game against the Saints. Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Shurmur said he “enjoyed” his head coaching interviews with the Bears, Lions, Cardinals and [more]

Dolphins fire running backs coach, interview Eric Studesville

Former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville interviewed for the Giants head coaching position Wednesday. He interviewed for a Dolphins staff position Thursday, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. It is uncertain if the staff position is the running backs spot, but the Dolphins have fired running backs coach Danny Barrett, Armando Salguero of [more]

Browns add Adam Henry to offensive staff

The Browns are still looking for an offensive coordinator, but they’ve filled one position on the offensive coaching staff. Agent Rocky Arceneaux announced that his client Adam Henry has signed a three-year deal with Cleveland. Henry spent the last two seasons coaching wide receivers for the Giants, where he reunited with Odell Beckham after coaching [more]

Giants complete interview with Eric Studesville

The Giants have completed their interview with Eric Studesville, the sixth coach to meet with the team about its head coaching position. He is the first candidate not to have spent 2017 as a coordinator. Offensive coordinators Josh McDaniels of New England and Pat Shurmur of Minnesota and defensive coordinators Matt Patricia of the Patriots, [more]

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