Feb 282023
Joe Schoen, New York Giants (February 28, 2023)

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New York Giants General Manager Joe Schoen addressed the media on Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana (VIDEO). Schoen also answered questions from fans (VIDEO).

ESPN is reporting that the Giants will release wide receiver Kenny Golladay on March 15, the first day of the 2023 League year. Depending on whether the Giants choose to designate him a pre- or post-June 1st cut, they can “save either $6.7 million or $13.5 million against the 2023 cap, respectively. However, the latter option will kick dead money into 2024.

Golladay will go down as one of the worst free agent signings in NFL history. The Giants signed Golladay as an unrestricted free agent from the Detroit Lions in March 2021 to a 4-year, $72 million contract. According to Spotrac, he received over $40 million of that contract in his two years with the team, playing in 26 regular-season games with 18 starts, catching just 43 passes for 602 yards and one touchdown. He had only six catches for 81 yards in 2022, as mediocre receivers easily passed him on the depth chart. He also dropped four targets on the limited chances he did get.

The 6’4”, 214-pound Golladay was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Lions. Golladay broke out in 2018 and 2019, catching 135 passes for 2,253 yards and 16 touchdowns. Golladay missed 11 games in 2020 with hamstring and hip injuries. He finished with just 20 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns in five games.

The Indianapolis Colts have hired New York Giants Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano, Jr. to be their new offensive line coach. The Colts hired away Giants Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith earlier this month. The 56-year old Sparano joined the Giants last year after serving as assistant line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-2020) and Carolina Panthers (2021).

For a complete listing of the coaching staff, see the New York Giants Coaching Staff section of the website.


Feb 112022
Mike Groh, Indianapolis Colts (August 19, 2021)

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The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired the following seven position coaches:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Shea Tierney
  • Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith
  • Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh
  • Tight Ends Coach Andy Bischoff
  • Offensive Line Coach Bobby Johnson
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano, Jr.
  • Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson

“They’re all intelligent, dependable, good character, team-first people who are experts in their subject matter, can teach well and explain the details of their positions,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “I think there’s an important part of developing a staff and bringing a staff together in terms of personality and fit, so we’re happy with the guys that we’ve hired to this point. I’d say we’ve taken our time making decisions and really being methodical with our approach. We weren’t going to rush anything. Just take each case day by day.

“I think what you try to do when you’re putting together a staff, whether that be an offensive staff in a smaller form or the entire staff, you try to put together a group of people that will complement one another, whether that’s experience, whether that’s energy, whether that’s detail, whether that’s passion. You don’t want to have a cookie cutter approach and hire everybody that’s exactly the same. I think that you have to offset blind spots.”

Tierney’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Assistant, Buffalo Bills
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Analyst, University of Alabama
  • 2013-2015: Football Analyst/Coaching Intern, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2011-2013: Offensive Graduate Assistant, North Carolina State University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: October 19, 1986

Smith’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Running Backs Coach, Texas Tech University
  • 2018: Running Backs Coach, Utah State University
  • 2017: Running Backs Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2016: Running Backs Coach, Purdue University
  • 2013-2015: Running Backs Coach, Syracuse University
  • 2012: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2010-2011: Running Backs Coach, University of Illinois
  • 2009: Running Backs Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2008: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2005-2007: Running Backs Coach, Miami (OH) University
  • 2001-2004: Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Assistant, Northern Illinois University
  • 1999-2000: Quarterbacks Coach, Indiana State University
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Calgary Stampeders (1992)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, Southwest Missouri State University (1987-1990)

Groh’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Wide Receivers Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2017: Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2016: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach, Los Angeles Rams
  • 2013-2015: Wide Receivers Coach, Chicago Bears
  • 2011-2012: Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Alabama
  • 2010: Quarterbacks Coach, University of Louisville
  • 2009: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama
  • 2006-2008: Offensive Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2005: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2003-2004: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2001-2002: Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2000: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens (1996), Rhein Fire (1997)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, University of Virginia (1992-1995)
  • Born: December 19, 1971

Bischoff’s Resume:

  • 2021: Tight Ends Coach, Houston Texans
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Tight Ends Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013-2014: Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator, Chicago Bears
  • 2010-2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008-2009: Running Backs Coach/Offensive Quality Control Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2004-2007: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 2000-2003: Co-Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1998-1999: Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1993-1997: Offensive Line Coach, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Center, University of South Dakota (1990-1994)
  • Born: December 8, 1970

Johnson’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-2017: Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2014: Assistant Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
  • 2013: Tight Ends Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2012: Tight Ends Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2005-2009: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University
  • 2004: Offensive Line Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1999-2003: Tight Ends Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1997-1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Assistant, University of Akron
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Miami University (Ohio) (1992-1994)
  • Born: 1973

Sparano’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2017-2020: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2015-2016: Tight Ends Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Offensive Assistant, New York Jets
  • 2012-2013: Intern, New York Jets
  • 2011: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2010: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Hartford Colonials
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive End, University of Albany (2006-2009)
  • Born: October 22, 1986

Patterson’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2020: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2014-2019: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2013: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Florida International University
  • 2010-2012: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2007: Offensive Line Coach, Regis Jesuit High School (CO)
  • 2005-2006: Defensive Line Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2003-2004: Defensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2000-2002: Defensive Line Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1998-1999: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 1997: Defensive Assistant, New England Patriots
  • 1994-1996: Head Coach, California Polytechnic State University
  • 1992-1993: Defensive Line Coach, Washington State University
  • 1990-1991: Defensive Line Coach, Cornell University
  • 1989: Defensive Coordinator, Western Washington University
  • 1988: Defensive Line Coach, Weber State University
  • 1987: Head Coach, St. Monica Catholic High School (CA)
  • 1983-1986: Defensive Coordinator, Renton High School (WA)
  • 1982: Graduate Assistant, University of Montana
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Contra Costa College (1978-1980), University of Montana (1981)
  • Born: June 12, 1960

The Giants have announced that Laura Young will be the team’s director of coaching operations. She becomes the first female in Giants’ history to be considered a member of the coaching staff. According to the team’s press release, Young will be “involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.”

“She’ll have her hands all over the organization in terms of the coaching side,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “She’s with me every step of the way. She’s a rock star really, and I feel very fortunate that I get to work with her each day because she provides just a tremendous amount of support and value to really everyone, but myself the most, I would say. She’s smart, there’s really not a job she can’t do and a job she won’t do. That’s her mindset. Very humble, egoless, but driven, smart. I just think she’s the best.”

Young’s resume:

  • 2017-2021: Coordinator of Player Services, Buffalo Bills
  • 2015-2017: Manager of Football Administration Services/Assistant to the Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Manager of Football Administrative Services, New York Jets
  • 2009-2013: Assistant to the Head Coach, New York Jets
  • 2004-2008: Executive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens