Pat Shurmur to call offensive plays for Giants
Pat Shurmur became a head coaching candidate in the NFL due to the fantastic work he did as the offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings, and he plans to continue doing what he does best in his new role with the New York Giants in 2018.
On Wednesday, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman confirmed that Shurmur intends to call offensive plays next seasons. Gettleman also spoke about some of the qualities that that drew him to Shurmur.
“He’s an adult. He’s mature. He’s got wisdom. He’s very even-keeled,” he said. “It really pays off. I’ve watched him on the sideline. He doesn’t get shook. He doesn’t get rattled. This is a job for a grownup. We’re halfway through the interview and I wrote down, ‘This is an adult.’ Everybody wants the next whiz-bang kid. Let me tell you something, you look at history and see how that’s worked out. He’s a veteran, seasoned, professional football coach.”
Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen became one of the best wide receiver duos in football while catching passes from Case Keenum under Shurmur’s direction. Thielen caught 91 passes for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season, while Diggs had 64 catches for 849 yards and eight scores. You can understand why the Giants’ best offensive player is so excited about the new coach.