Giants Assistant Coaching Staff Reportedly Taking Shape

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo’s “fluid” assistant coaching staff is starting to come together, according to a New York Daily News report.

The Giants rookie head coach is expected to retain at least seven of Tom Coughlin’s old assistants, including defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan (who will be bumped up to offensive coordinator), tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride, running backs coach Craig Johnson, safeties coach David Merritt, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn.

Merritt is the only one of the batch who has been with the Giants since 2004, the year Coughlin was hired.

Former 49ers receivers coach Adam Henry will reportedly be named to a similar post  with the Giants, replacing Sean Ryan, who departed for Houston.

The Giants also lost assistant special teams coach Larry Izzo, who was hired as the special teams coordinator by the Texans, and linebackers coach Jim Herrmann, hired by the Colts to fill that same role.

Pat Flaherty (offensive line), Robert Nunn (defensive line) and Jerry Palmieri (strength and conditioning) have all reportedly been let go.

McAdoo is also reportedly considering Frank Cignetti, Jr. formerly the Rams offensive coordinator, as the team’s new quarterbacks coach, according to a Fox Sports report.

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