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Giants’ Nate Solder offers high praise for Pat…

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Giants’ Nate Solder offers high praise for Pat...


The NFL coaching carousel never seems to slow down. Coaches worth their salt who lose jobs for one reason or another always appear to catch on with other teams.

That’s what happened to former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and his offensive coordinator, Mike Shula, who were both let go by the Giants after winning just nine games over two seasons.

Shurmur and Shula have traded in their blue garb for orange this year as they have gone on to new positions with the Denver Broncos — Shurmur as the offensive coordinator and Shula as the quarterbacks coach.

Giants’ left tackle Nate Solder, who played his college ball at Colorado and grew up a Broncos fan, is pleased that his old coaches landed in a place he covets.

From 9news.com in Denver:

“That’s excellent,’’ Solder said. “You’ve got a great staff. Growing up, I was a Broncos fan and I just wish the best for all those guys.’’

So what kind of play caller are the Broncos getting in Shurmur?

“I think he did a great job keeping things dynamic,’’ Solder said. “I think he did a great job of highlighting our best players. We had a lot of success. That wasn’t noticed in our wins and losses but I felt like we did some good things.”

And Shula?

“I know (rookie quarterback) Daniel Jones thought very highly of him and he was the one working with him all day long so that says a lot,’’ Solder said.

The Giants have a new head coach and OC in Joe Judge and Jason Garrett. Where they decide to place Solder this year is still to be determined.

Some believe the Giants could find a new left tackle and slide Solder over to the right side. Others are speculating the Giants could release Solder outright, but that would be costly. The move would save them $6.5 million in salary but would incur a $13 million dead cap charge.

Giants' Nate Solder offers high praise for Pat Shurmur, Mike Shula

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