Tom Quinn aims to improve special teams speed

Big Blu's special teams coach admits that speed kills when it comes to covering and returning kicks.

The New York Giants wrapping up minicamp and will open training camp at the end of July. Special Teams Coach Tom Quinn is looking at the depth chart of the team’s receivers and defensive backs during workouts.

“You always look at it, but it is just in shorts," noted Quinn. "A lot of times guys look good in shorts and don’t look good in pads, so we do wait until they get pads on to get the final determination, but you know, right now you are looking at how they are going to fall out offensively and defensively and we will go special teams from there.”

Coach Quinn admits that he’s also looking for speed to improve the Giants special teams play. 

“We had good speed last year. It is one thing to have speed and it is one thing to be able to finish and make a play, so that is what we are going to have to wait and see, if we can do that.”

Coach Quinn is looking at players like Punter Brad Wing, Placekicker Josh Brown and wide receiver Geremy Davis 

“He is better directionally than he was," said Quinn of Davis' improvement. "He is doing more things with the ball coming off of his foot, so I have been very pleased with what he has done this spring, he has been very solid.” He mentioned about Wing. He also talked about Davis’s skillset being very raw from the start. “He has never done it before, so having never done it, he needs as many reps as he can get so that he can become proficient.”

Quinn didn't express any concern about if Brown had to reinvent himself for this season.

“I don’t know if he has reinvented himself.  I think he has put together a solid couple of years and is just continuing to grow. He has done a good job with nutrition and training and that has helped him extend his career.”

With Tom Coughlin out of the picture, there are questions coming to Quinn about the former coach’s aversion to trick plays and to see how Ben McAdoo feels about that subject.

“Like all special teams coaches, you put them in in the spring, you work them and you hope you get them proficient so that the head coach will call them.” 


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