Buccaneers To Interview Giants’ Shea Tierney For OC

The Giants’ surprising season has led to Mike Kafka and Don Martindale head coaching interviews and Brian Daboll becoming a Coach of the Year finalist. The interest is now advancing to the team’s position coach level.

The Buccaneers sent Giants quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney an interview request to discuss their offensive coordinator position, and NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo notes Tierney will meet with Bucs brass about the job (Twitter link).

This season marked Tierney’s first in a quarterbacks coach role. The former Bills assistant worked under Ken Dorsey with Buffalo last season, being the team’s assistant QBs coach. Daboll brought Tierney with him to the Giants, and folks around the league certainly observed Daniel Jones making considerable strides in his contract year.

Tierney, 36, began in Buffalo as an offensive assistant and worked with Daboll at Alabama as well. Overachieving based on expectations and roster talent this season, the Giants made one of the more stunning voyages to the divisional round in recent memory. Jones is now a franchise tag candidate who is expected to command a contract north of $30MM per year. That is quite the leap from where the once-scuffling ex-top-10 pick — whose fifth-year option the Giants passed on — resided coming into the season.

Tampa Bay has interviewed Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell, Broncos quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak and Jaguars passing-game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter so far. Considering the team’s OC hire may well play a role in whether Tom Brady returns for a fourth season with the team, it looms as a rather important task this offseason.

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