Ryan, 45, would be an interesting hire considering he has no offensive coordinating experience and no experience with the Vikings. He's more than just an X's and O's quarterback guru.
If all goes well, the Giants will need to make a long-term decision on Beckham.
This is where Shurmur made his move. I have a lot of confidence that that's going to work out well. His philosophy on building a team. If I didn't acknowledge that, you definitely got the wrong guy up here. "Obviously, we've had our issues there". He is under contract with the Giants through the 2019 season. He was straightforward, he was honest.
"There are basic truths and basic facts that don't change", Gettleman said.
Pat Shurmur isn't hiding from the fact that he's been given a hard and challenging job.
The Giants hired Gettleman prior to the New Year. More than that, though, he learned what it takes hold the position. Ownership contends they want Beckham to remain a Giant for life but didn't want to get into it during Friday's press conference. "So, in sum, he checked all of the boxes for us".
"We will deal with that at the appropriate time".
Gettleman said Shurmur and he share a philosophy about building a team. "With Pat's experience with quarterbacks, it's got to make Eli very excited and I think Eli looks at new leadership and his role in it is going to be terrific". He's also been an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings and led them to the NFC championship game. I know that about Dave.
The Giants already added a no-nonsense general manager. In other words, Shurmur plans to exercise a "zero tolerance" policy. Those are the people that know me. What other team had three players suspended during the season due to their conduct? He replaced Ben McAdoo, who was sacked last month before the end of a disastrous 3-13 campaign. They saw that in Shurmur. But I do think this is a serious business. "He's a competitor. I don't think that is going to faze him the least". Everyone I've talked to, he inspires the player. He handled the questions and demands with grace all while seemingly being himself.
Shurmur's thoughts on the matter? Sure, it didn't help that he barely won with the Browns, but that franchise's dumpster-fire reputation doesn't keep one from noticing Shurmur's subdued personality. He has since worked under brilliant offensive minds such as Chip Kelly and Norv Turner.
"I have a very high opinion of him", Shurmur told WFAN radio. His offense is different.
"I think what's important is we have a guy here who has helped this organization win Super Bowls", Shurmur said. "So once we quickly learn what our players are good at, then we'll [see]-- but I do have a West Coast background". "He looked fit. He was throwing the ball well". So, [we'll] try to use all those things. I don't know if there's a label for it. "That's the best way to have an offense be successful".
"We did a considerable amount of research, which included speaking with executives and coaches, past and present, around the National Football League and players, as well", Giants president John Mara said.
Pat Shurmur has a side in the polarizing debate on whether the Giants should have played rookie quarterback Davis Webb in 2017.