New York Giants: Mike Sullivan Seems To Be Popular Choice For Offensive Coordinator Job
The New York Giants have an opening at the offensive coordinator position due to Kevin Gilbride‘s retirement. The Giants will interview two candidates, and more candidates could be revealed in the next couple of days. So far, those two candidates who will be interviewed are former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
Both of the candidates have been let go by their former teams due to head coaching changes. So far, Sullivan seems to be the more popular choice to replace Gilbride. Sullivan was the team’s wide receivers coach from 2004 to 2009, then became the quarterbacks coach in 2010 and held that position until he joined the Buccaneers in 2012. Sullivan was with the Giants for the two championships that were won in the Tom Coughlin era.
Loggains, on the other hand, is viewed in circles across the league as a great mind and an up-and-coming offensive coordinator in the league, according to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network. Loggains is also reportedly accompanying former Titans’ head coach Mike Munchak to Detroit to interview for a position with the Detroit Lions. It is believed that Loggains would become the offensive coordinator for the Lions if Munchak takes the head coaching job.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Giants have anyone else in mind. Other potential candidates are former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and former Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Wide receiver Victor Cruz seems to be on board with acquiring Sullivan, and doesn’t believe the Giants need to change their offense. That may be the sentiment of a lot of the offensive players on the roster.