Tim Walton
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New York Giants secondary coach Tim Walton has decided to move on from Big Blue and join the Jaguars coaching staff. 

Seems like there will be a hole to fill in the New York Giants coaching staff this offseason.

On Sunday, Sirius XM’s Alex Marvez announced that Giants secondary coach Tim Walton will be joining the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching staff. Walton will remain coaching the secondary for the Jaguars and work under head coach Doug Marrone and former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. Coughlin is now the executive vice president of football operations for Jacksonville.

Walton has been the Giants’ secondary coach for four seasons. The Giants originally hired Walton in 2015.

Although not fired by Big Blue, the Giants believe Walton could definitely take his knowledge and coaching talents elsewhere. The Giants’ secondary was ranked 21st in the NFL this past season according to Pro Football Focus, and it showed.

Also according to PFF, cornerback Janoris Jenkins allowed a 109.3 passer rating in his coverage this year. Safety Landon Collins was worse, allowing a 127.8 passer rating. This defensive back group was ranked second in the NFL during the 2016 season.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur won’t get in the way of Walton leaving either. Shurmur mentioned coaches moving on to other positions in a statement made after the regular season concluded.

“I’m all for guys advancing, I really don’t want to stand in anyone’s way and I’ll have some opinions as to whether it’s advancement or not,” Shurmur said, per Dan Benton of Giants Wire. “But, listen, I had ambition as a young coach, you gain experience and want to move forward. I don’t want to stand in anyone’s way,” Shurmur said. “I think as long as I replace that guy with a career coach that’s open-minded, understands the importance of relationships and can work together with the staff, we’ll make it work.”

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