Biggs: Giants name Sullivan QB coach

The New York Giants have come up with a replacement for Chris Palmer, who retired as the quarterbacks coach at the end of the season, moving Mike Sullivan from wide receivers coach into the new role.

Sullivan worked with the Giants wide receivers for the last six seasons. He slides over and Sean Ryan, the quality control coach on offense for the last three seasons, was promoted to be the wide receivers coach, the club announced this afternoon.

“The major reason that I felt strongly about Mike Sullivan coaching the quarterbacks here is that Mike has been with us for all six years and he’s been an integral part of the progress of our pass game,” coach Tom Coughlin said in a release by the team.

“He was the position coach for the wide receivers last year and worked very closely with the quarterbacks and the offensive coordinator,” Coughlin said. “He has a very good understanding of our passing game. He did the majority of the work in assembling our first and second down pass game. He is an industrious, very hard-working, very intelligent coach who looks forward to each challenge. In the words of Eli, he knows exactly what we can expect from Sully and that Mike is a grinder. Mike is going to work extremely hard in the face of any challenge – and his challenge is to continue the development of Eli.”

Sullivan is credited with helping develop rookie Hakeem Nicks this past season, as well as Steve Smith and many receivers who came before.

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