January 2018


Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants announced the hiring late Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Shurmur and the Vikings were beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game. The 52-year-old Shurmur replaces Ben McAdoo, who was fired in early December with the team mired with a 2-10 record and owners and fans upset with his handling of the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

The New York Giants have hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their new head coach. Shurmur was appointed after the Vikings' season came to an end with a 38-7 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. This is Shurmur's second stint as a head coach.

Sometimes the head coach is so busy with everything else he has give up play-calling, which is how he got the job in the first place. Calling the offense and running a team seemed to become too much for him, and he did neither well by the end of his short tenure with the New York Giants. As was reported before the Minnesota Vikings were eliminated from the playoffs, Shurmur is the Giants’ next head coach.

We're tracking all the movement in the NFL's firing-and-hiring season. The job in Indianapolis is still available, while other openings already have been filled and others in New York and Detroit are expected to be made official soon. Here is everything you need to know about the coaching carousel. Go to:? 21 names to know?| Candidates 45 ESPN analysts would hire Open jobs Indianapolis Colts The Colts fired Chuck Pagano after missing the playoffs for the third straight year. He went 53-43 in six seasons in Indianapolis. Wells/Wolfe:? Which is the better job, Colts or Titans? Wells: Latest in coaching search: Baylor's Matt Rhule interviewed Wells: Pagano's former assistants not waiting for Colts

With teams wanting to get a quick jump on the coaching search and fates seemingly decided weeks in advance, Black Monday has really turned into Black Sunday Night and in some cases Black Week 13. The end result is the same no matter when it happens, however

As the NFL season whittled down to one last game, the league’s playoff attrition left us with the guy we all saw coming versus the guy whose career we all left for dead. In a game long defined (and longer remembered) by marquee quarterback matchups, the Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 on Sunday night and delivered the quintessential mismatch. On one side, the New England Patriots’ Brady, whose career has been defined by Super Bowl hardware.

Todd Haley has experience calling plays, beating AFC North teams and working with star quarterbacks. Just the kind of coach who could help the Browns win. Haley, who was fired last week by Pittsburgh, has discussed Cleveland's offensive coordinator position with Browns coach Hue Jackson, according to a person who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not confirming any interviews.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for Eli Manning to remain as the team's quarterback in their meeting more than a week ago and shared some of his team-building vision while conceding he still will evaluate quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL draft class, according to sources familiar with their discussion. Gettleman described the Jan. 12 meeting as "great" to the New York Post, and Manning, via a text to ESPN, agreed it was a very positive discussion. The new general manager shared his vision for a team that is strong in the trenches, especially rebuilding the offensive line and having a productive running game, which Gettleman emphasized during his time with the Carolina Panthers, sources said.

The focus of the New York Giants' coaching search has shifted to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who now has the inside track to become the 18th head coach in franchise history.? The Giants are planning to schedule a second interview next week with Shurmur, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Chris Mortensen. They are intent on strictly adhering to NFL rules that prohibit contact with the candidate, negotiation with an agent or any agreement after the initial interview window closed. Teams are permitted to have second interviews with candidates who are coaching teams in the Super Bowl beginning next Monday. The Vikings are playing on the road Sunday against the Philadelphia

The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey. The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. Vrabel was the first person Tennessee interviewed after firing Mularkey on Monday.

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