Victor Cruz wants Mike Sullivan as Giants' OC
The Giants interviewed Mike Sullivan for their offensive coordinator vacancy Wednesday, but they appear to be in no rush to fill the job. The latest candidate on the team's list is Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, and he won't be available to speak with the team until this weekend.
McAdoo also is interviewing for the head-coaching job with the Browns this week.
While the Giants appear to be looking to infuse some youthful exuberance into their offense -- McAdoo is 36 and Dowell Loggains, the former Titans coordinator who will have a full interview Thursday, is 33 -- the players seem to be pulling for Sullivan to get the job.
"I'm rooting for him,'' Victor Cruz said of Sullivan Wednesday at a promotional event in Manhattan.
Cruz said Sullivan's roots as a Giants wide receivers and quarterbacks coach would make for a smooth transition from the retired Kevin Gilbride. Some believe that after being ranked 28th, the Giants need more of a change in philosophy than Sullivan, a Gilbride and Tom Coughlin protégé, would seem to offer. But Cruz said an overhaul isn't necessary.
"I just think we need a refresher, more so than people needing a whole big name,'' he said. "A refreshing face that we know, one we're all comfortable with, and we can go from there.''
Two interviews for Ross
The Bucs and Dolphins requested and received permission to interview Giants VP of player evaluation Marc Ross for their vacant general manager's job. Ross has overseen college scouting for the Giants since 2008. He's interviewed for several GM openings during the last two years.
The Bucs cleaned house after the season, firing the coaching staff and GM Mark Dominik. They already have filled most of their coaching vacancies, with Lovie Smith being named coach. The Dolphins parted ways with general manager Jeff Ireland this week.