Tom Quinn (American football)

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Tom Quinn
New York Giants
Position: Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-01-27) January 27, 1968 (age 49)
Career information
High school: Santa Ana (CA) Foothill
College: Arizona
Undrafted: 1991
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Tom Quinn (born January 27, 1968)[1] is a current coach in the National Football League. Since 2007, he has been the Special Teams Coordinator for the New York Giants.

Career[edit]

New York Giants (2006-present)[edit]

Quinn was hired by the Giants to serve as their assistant special teams coach under Mike Sweatman for the 2006 season. After one season, he was promoted to special teams coach. In 2007, Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning 47 yard field goal in overtime to send the Giants to Super Bowl XLII, as they defeated the Green Bay Packers 23-20. In 2011, Tynes again kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime, as his 31-yard kick sent the Giants to Super Bowl XLVI, as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers. During his tenure as special teams coach, the Giants have seen mixed results. His first season saw the Giants rank 11th in special teams. Since then, they have ranked near the middle or bottom of the league in each season.[2]

Criticism[edit]

Quinn's special teams units have often ranked near the bottom of the league on a yearly basis. In 2014, he made headlines after getting into a heated argument with Giants punter Steve Weatherford. Quinn attempted to grab Weatherford after he failed to punt out of bounds, and Weatherford responded by brushing past him angrily.[3]

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