Giants hire Danny Langsdorf as new QB coach
With Sean Ryan shifting to wide receivers coach, the Giants have announced the hiring of former Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf to be the new quarterbacks coach. The top priority on Langsdorf to-do list? Fix Eli Manning, of course. Manning threw a franchise-record 27 interceptions this past season and never really got into a groove. While much of that can be credited to poor offensive line play, a lot of the blame must be directed at the Giants gunslinger as well.
“He knows he’s got it in him, he’s played great football at times, but I think he had a little bit of an off year, a lot of turnovers,” Langsdorf said via Giants.com. “That’s something that we have to correct, do a better job in taking care of the ball and he stressed that, the importance of that for our entire team. That was part of the discussion, for sure, as well as developing some young guys to back him up.”
Former wide receivers coach and son of former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, Kevin M. Gilbride, will be reassigned to coaching the tight ends. Along with the hirings of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and running backs coach Craig Johnson, the Giants have an absolute new look to their offensive coaching staff. The hope—obviously—is that these changes will help reignite a once-potent New York offense.
JPP surgery free?
It’s not a certainty yet, but Newsday’s Tom Rock reports that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s shoulder rehab is going well.
On Giants front: Sounds like shoulder rehab going well for JPP and he won’t need surgery. Was waiting until end of Jan to see how it did.
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) January 27, 2014
Pierre-Paul appeared in 11 games for the Giants this season, but never appeared to be at 100 percent as he battled the shoulder injury as well as a long-term recovery from offseason back surgery. Still, he was able to have some key performances, including his NFC Defensive Player of the Week award-winning game against the Green Bay Packers on November 17.