REPORT – MIKE SOLARI NEW OFFENSIVE LINE COACH…
Though not officially announced, according to multiple media reports, the New York Giants have hired Mike Solari as the team’s new offensive line coach. As we reported previously, Solari interviewed with the Giants on Wednesday. He replaces Pat Flaherty, who had been with the team since 2004.
The 61-year old Solari was the assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers in 2015. Considered by some as one of the best offensive line coaches in football, Solari has also served with distinction as the offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2005), Seattle Seahawks (2008-2009), and San Francisco 49ers (2010-2014). Solari was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs in 2006-2007. Solari’s full bio is available in the Coaching Staff section of the website.
NJ.com is reporting that Lunda Wells, who has served the team as offensive quality control coach (2012) and assistant offensive line coach (2013-present), will remain with the team.
Unofficially, the New York Giants offensive staff is currently as follows:
- Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sullivan (with team 2004-11, 2015)
- Quarterbacks Coach: Frank Cignetti, Jr. (new)
- Running Backs Coach: Craig Johnson (with team since 2014)
- Wide Receivers Coach: Adam Henry (new)
- Tight Ends Coach: Kevin M. Gilbride (with team since 2010)
- Offensive Line Coach: Mike Solari (new)
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Lunda Wells (with team since 2012)
- Offensive Assistant: Ryan Roeder (with team since 2013)
GEOFF SCHWARTZ ON ESPN RADIO…
The audio of Thursday’s ESPN Radio interview with offensive guard Geoff Schwartz is available at ESPN.com.
GIANTS.COM Q&A WITH DWAYNE HARRIS…
Behind the Returns: Q&A with Dwayne Harris by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
“GIANTS INSIDER” Q&As…
Video clips of Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- Rookie standouts lay foundation for Giants future by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- What has potential Giants assistant Mike Singletary been up to the last 2 years? by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Mike Singletary, Only Coach Fired Between 2010 and 2012 Not in League Last Year, Wants Another Shot by Jason Fisk of BigLead.com