Dave Gettleman was completely impressed by many components of Pat Shurmur’s resume, however one high quality stood out that the brand new GM merely could not overlook earlier than hiring his new head coach.
“He is an grownup,” Gettleman mentioned from the Senior Bowl on Wednesday in his first public feedback since hiring Shurmur. “He is mature. He is acquired knowledge. He is very even-keeled. His demeanor actually pays off. I’ve watched him on the sideline. He does not get shook. He does not get rattled.”
“It is a job for a grown-up,” Gettleman added. “We’re midway by the interview and I wrote down in my notes: That is an grownup. All people needs the following wiz-bang child. Let me inform you one thing: You have a look at historical past at inform me how that is labored out. It is a veteran seasoned skilled soccer coach.”
Gettleman famous that Shurmur’s prior head teaching expertise with the Browns will serve him nicely the second time round.
“Individuals aren’t trustworthy sufficient with themselves,” Gettleman mentioned. “It is an issue that individuals have. You do not suppose for a second that after I acquired fired again in July that I did not say, ‘OK, what did you do improper?’ … In any stroll of life, when you get let go, you have been someway complicit. And it’s important to be trustworthy with your self and determine that out. We talked to Pat about what he realized in Cleveland. He realized so much and he was trustworthy with himself and figured numerous issues out.”
Gettleman mentioned that Shurmur, who can also be st Senior Week, would be the Giants offensive play caller.
NOTES: Gettleman does not essentially subscribe to the notion that the Giants, coming off a Three-13 season, are in rebuilding mode.
“There’s expertise on this crew,” Gettleman mentioned. “You have seen fast turnarounds on this league. It occurs on a regular basis.”
The GM mentioned that he’ll start evaluating his personnel Monday “till my eyes bleed.”
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Gettleman reiterated that Eli Manning’s late-season success wasn’t a fluke. “The Philly recreation was not a mirage,” the GM mentioned.
So what are the Giants taking with the No. 2 decide?
“With the second decide, we’re gong to take the most effective participant obtainable,” the GM mentioned. “At Carolina they screamed at me that you simply acquired to draft a sort out. If the worth’s not there if you pic, you will make a mistake. … if the most effective participant obtainable is a QB, that is what we’ll do.”
“For those who take a man simply to take a man particularly on the QB place, and he fails, you set your self again 5 years. There are groups in what I name QB hell. They acquired a top quality, good particular groups and so they’re going 7-9, Eight-Eight, 9-7…. now if there’s a authentic (QB), they acquired to commerce up, give away the farm to get the man.”