New York Giants Promote WR Coach Sean Ryan to QB Coach

The New York Giants caused a bit of a stir when they denied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the chance to talk to Kevin Gilbride Jr, but now that can be all but put to bed.

The Giants have promoted wide receivers coach Sean Ryan to be Eli Manning’s coach, and promoted Gilbride Jr to coach the wide receivers.

Ryan has been with the team since 2007, and coached the wide receivers for the past two seasons. The combination of Mike Sullivan and Ryan has produced two of the better seasons for Eli Manning, and this year the Giants receivers were dominant.

Victor Cruz set a franchise record with 1,536 yards, and Hakeem Nicks was not far behind with 1,192 yards. Together they make up the top duo in the NFL.

You have to like this move from the Giants, as Mike Sullivan had spent six years with the receivers before being promoted to QB coach.

In 2011, Eli Manning had the best year of his life, throwing for 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns. Hopefully Ryan will be able to keep that improvement consistent in 2012.

Gilbride Jr took over as the offensive quality control coach after Ryan got the wide receivers coaching job two years ago, but before that he coached Temple’s wide receivers for three seasons.


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