Let’s go ahead and throw another name into the mix to be the new offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
New York Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan reportedly will interview for the job. There previously have been reports that Ron Turner and John Shoop are candidates for the job and the Bucs also were denied permission to speak with several NFL assistants about the position.
Sullivan’s stock obviously is on the rise after the Giants won the Super Bowl. He’s spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach and Eli Manning has produced big results.
Sullivan actually has been with the Giants since 2004, but worked as wide receivers coach for his first six seasons with the team. Prior to that he spent two years as an assistant in Jacksonville and coached at various colleges.
Sullivan obviously has deep ties to Giants coach Tom Coughlin. That’s not a bad thing to have going for you right now. After winning his second Super Bowl, Coughlin suddenly is getting tons of praise. When that happens, other teams typically start looking at the guys around the star coach.