Published: Fri, January 15, 2016
Business | By Max Garcia

Ben McAdoo succeeds Tom Coughlin as New York Giants head coach


McAdoo would replace Tom Coughlin, who stepped down last week after winning two Super Bowls in 12 seasons with the National Football League team. McAdoo also interviewed for the coaching job in Philadelphia.

After losing out to the New York Giants for head coaching candidate Ben McAdoo, the Philadelphia Eagles will turn their attention to former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

There is a report from ESPN that Coughlin still wants to coach for 2-3 more years, but even that makes this a temporary solution for the Eagles and shows that they feel they can win now. "I have been preparing for this moment my entire professional life", McAdoo said in a statement.

"I have great respect for Coach McAdoo and the whole coaching staff", Manning said Jan. 4. McAdoo was hired as an offensive quality control coach by the Saints in 2004 when McCarthy was offensive coordinator there, and then he went with McCarthy in 2005 to San Francisco to be offensive line coach and quality control coordinator under McCarthy as offensive coordinator.

"A relationship-driven coach, which I think is huge". A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach.

Beyond Pederson, the only candidates interviewed by the Eagles who haven't taken jobs are Pat Shurmur, the offensive coordinator and running backs coach Duce Staley. "We were all impressed with his energy, his enthusiasm, his vision and his desire".

Should the Giants fill their needs on the defensive end of the ball this off-season, there should be no reason why McAdoo and his Big Blue aren't contending for the top spot in a weak NFC East division come next fall. Aaron Rodgers thrived under McAdoo's tutelage, posting a 106.9 passer rating in those two seasons.

"If the Giants hit on this, and people inside the organization believe that they have and have really viewed him as that, then this is something that could lend them some long-term success, give them longevity, some consistency". We scored a lot of points, we were competitive in most of the games and I thought we had a great game plan.

The Eagles requested an interview with Paul Guenther, defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, who were eliminated from the wild card round of the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Reid said he spoke with Lurie about Pederson before his interview for the head coaching vacancy.

 

Tom Coughlin is withdrawing his name from consideration for Eagles HC job, per sources.

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