Shortly after completing a 7-9 season, it appeared as if the New York Giants planned to make wholesale changes along their coaching staff. Thus far, that has not been the case. With the exception of the retirement of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, little else has changed. And as The Star-Ledger reports, that will continue to be the case — at least in the area of Special Teams — as Tom Quinn appears to be a lock to return in 2014.
The return of Quinn is the first real shock of the offseason, given that it seemed like a near certainty that he'd be fired. After all, the Giants ranked near the bottom or at the bottom of the league in almost every statistical Special Teams category, and had given up three punt return touchdowns of 80 yards are more — something that hasn't happened in decades. Couple that with the unit blowing a shutout for the defense on two occasions, and they were a major contributing factor in a disappointing 7-9 season.
The 45-year-old Quinn will now enter his 9th season as the Giants' Special Teams Coordinator. Both he and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell are believed to have one year remaining on their respective deals.
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