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With Giants out on Kevin Stefanski, Pat Shurmur could turn to Darrell Bevell as next offensive coordinator

With Giants out on Kevin Stefanski, Pat Shurmur could turn to Darrell Bevell as next offensive coordinator
Published On: Mon, Feb 12
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell (right) and quarterback Russell Wilson prior to the game against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings were able to block the Giants from interviewing Minnesota QB coach Kevin Stefanski, 35, for the Giants offensive coordinator job, it seems, due to some unusual phrasing in the NFLs Anti-Tampering Policy.

Everyone knows it would be a promotion for Stefanski to move from coaching just the quarterbacks on one team to being hired as another teams offensive coordinator. However, the NFLs Anti-Tampering Policy divides coaches into only two tiers: head coach and all assistant coaches.

Section 4(i)(4) of the policy, therefore, appears to categorize the move from QB coach to offensive coordinator as a lateral move, because any non-head coaching position is simply grouped together by the league as an assistant job. And therefore, the employer club can block any request. Heres the exact wording:

If an inquiring club wishes to discuss an assistant coaching position with an assistant coach who is under contract to another club at any time prior to the opening of the employer clubs training camp, it will be considered a lateral move, and the employer club is under no obligation to grant the assistant coach permission to discuss the position with the interested club. At the discretion of the employer club, however, such permission may be voluntarily granted.

Now head coach Pat Shurmur, who will call his own plays running his own offense with the Giants, no doubt has other candidates in mind. But there was clear chemistry between Shurmur and Stefanski last year in Minnesota.

Shurmur said on Jan. 18 at the Vikings Winter Park facility, when the Daily News traveled north to speak with the Giants next head coach, that Stefanski has been very patient with his career.

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