- Last Updated: 5:35 PM, February 13, 2012
- Posted: 2:10 AM, February 11, 2012
Mike Sullivan, an original member of Tom Coughlin’s Giants coaching staff in 2004, is leaving to become the offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers.
Sullivan spent six years as the Giants’ receivers coach and the past two as quarterbacks coach.
Sullivan helped the Giants’ receivers develop into a top group, and helped quarterback Eli Manning produce the best season of his career in 2011-12. Those accomplishments, and his work over the past eight years, clearly did not go unnoticed by Greg Schiano, the former Rutgers coach who last month was hired as head coach of Tampa Bay.
One of Sullivan’s greatest effects on the franchise came from a move he made off the field.
In 2007, he introduced Coughlin to Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a teammate of Sullivan’s at Army who lost both his legs when a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad during the war in Iraq.
Coughlin and Gadson developed a strong bond, and ever since then, Gadson has been a member of the Giants’ inner circle, serving as an inspiration as the team won Super Bowl XLII. Gadson also was on the sideline Sunday when the Giants again beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Jack Bicknell Jr., the Giants’ assistant offensive line coach the past three seasons, will interview for the Chiefs’ offensive line coach job.Follow @NYPostsports