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Packers interviewed Tom Quinn for special teams coordinator job, per report

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Quinn led some very good and some very bad special teams units with the Giants over the last decade.

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The Green Bay Packers’ quest to fill the job vacated when head coach Matt LaFleur fired Ron Zook continues on. As of Thursday afternoon, another experienced individual has reportedly interviewed for the open special teams coordinator position.

That person is Tom Quinn, according to Tom Silverstein. Quinn spent over a decade leading the New York Giants’ special teams, working for head coaches Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo from 2007 to 2017. He also served in that capacity for part of this season.

Under Quinn, the Giants’ special teams units were all over the map. According to Rick Gosselin’s annual rankings the Giants finished as high as second (in 2015) and as low as 32nd (2017). Quinn oversaw two top-five units and three top-ten squads, while seeing his groups finish in the bottom five of the NFL three times as well. Here are the Giants’ places in those rankings over Quinn’s tenure:

  • 2007: 17th
  • 2008: 4th
  • 2009: 20th
  • 2010: 30th
  • 2011: 22nd
  • 2012: 7th
  • 2013: 28th
  • 2014: 25th
  • 2015: 2nd
  • 2016: 18th
  • 2017: 32nd

Would Quinn be an upgrade over Zook? That’s at least possible, as Zook’s Packers were routinely in the bottom of the league and finished dead last in 2018.

The team still has made no announcements about the open job, though reports indicate that former Miami coordinator Darren Rizzi is no longer in the running.