The Green Bay Packers have interviewed New York Giants assistant coach Tom Quinn for their vacant special teams coordinator job.
A long-time New York Giants coach is interviewing for a new job in a new town.
Big Blue coach Tom Quinn has been interviewed by the Green Bay Packers for their special teams coordinator position, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Quinn was previously the Giants special teams coordinator during 2007-17 and has two Super Bowl rings with Big Blue.
Another special teams coach the #Packers have talked to is #Giants assistant Tom Quinn. He was ST coordinator from 2007- '17. New coach Pat Shurmur fired him a year ago but brought him back as an assistant when new ST coach Thomas McGaughey was undergoing cancer treatment.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) January 24, 2019
Following the 2017 season, which resulted in the Giants going 3-13, Quinn was evidently fired from the Giants’ coaching staff. He was then retained as an assistant to new Giants special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey for the 2018 season.
This past year, the Giants special teams unit was ranked third in the NFL with a DVOA of 4.5, per Football Outsiders, and it showed. Kicker Aldrick Rosas connected on 32 of 33 field goals this year which helped him earn the first Pro Bowl honors of his career.
“Tom was in town and available and is back assisting us,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said last summer, per Matt Lombardo of nj.com. “(McGaughey) had some health issues. Tom is here to assist in any way possible. Outstanding coach. Was in town. Wanted to help the Giants. So he’s here. T-Mac is running things and will have two assistants.”
The Packers hired new head coach Matt LaFleur earlier this month. He replaces Mike McCarthy, who was fired mid-season after being the Packers head coach since the 2006 season. McCarthy won one Super Bowl during his 13-season tenure for Green Bay.
If given the job, Quinn will be working for an organization that will be looking to get back into the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The past two years, the Packers have posted records of 7-9 and 6-9-1 respectively.
Not really up to the standards of this historic franchise and what they’ve been able to do in recent years prior to 2016.