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Giants let TE coach Mike Pope walk

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12:41 PM ET 01.15 | On Tuesday evening, the New York Giants hired former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator, which is expected to lead to some changes among the position coaches on the staff. On Wednesday morning, the first casualty of the staff had surfaced when it was learned that the team is not expected to retain tight ends coach Mike Pope. Pope is a veteran assistant coach in the league and has been with the Giants organization for more than two decades in two separate coaching stints from 1983 to 1991, then from 2000 through 2013. He was on the coaching staff for all for of the Giants Super Bowl wins. In total, Pope has coached in the NFL for 30 years. To show just how tied he was to the Giants organization, one of his grandsons, Wellington, was named for late Giants owner Wellington Mara.

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January 15, 2014  09:52 PM ET

No loyalty...

January 15, 2014  10:13 PM ET

He's kind of old for a positional coach.

January 15, 2014  10:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's kind of old for a positional coach.

heh?

January 15, 2014  10:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's kind of old for a positional coach.

Do you mean that, at his age, he should have moved up the ranks if he were that good, or do you mean position coaches have to get down in the dirt more? Or C: None Of The Above?

January 15, 2014  10:53 PM ET

Machiavelli wrote: "... those who benefited from the old order will fiercely oppose the prince who tries to introduce a new order, whereas those who stand to benefit from the imposition of a new order will offer only lukewarm support".

Ergo, dude's gotta go.

January 15, 2014  11:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Do you mean that, at his age, he should have moved up the ranks if he were that good, or do you mean position coaches have to get down in the dirt more? Or C: None Of The Above?

It's more like wondering why he never moved up the ranks.

January 16, 2014  01:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's more like wondering why he never moved up the ranks.

He liked the 9-5 schedule

January 16, 2014  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's more like wondering why he never moved up the ranks.

Well, then there's Lebeau (though he was an HC for a bit), Ernie Zampese, etc. etc. Pope seems to have some sort of emotional connection to the Giants.

January 16, 2014  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's more like wondering why he never moved up the ranks.

Maybe he was just happy being in the background. There's nothing wrong with that.

 
January 16, 2014  10:12 PM ET

who?

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