I am shocked. For once, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not been blocked in their efforts to interview assistant coaches. This time they're interviewing New York Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan, according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols. Sullivan has served in that capacity since 2010. Under Sullivan Eli Manning just produced the best season of his career, ending that season with a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.
Mike Sullivan spent the six seasons prior to becoming a quarterbacks coach as the Giants' receivers coach, coaching players like Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith and Plaxico Burress. He also has extensive expreience as a college assistant coach.
With Sullivan spending most of his pro coaching career under Kevin Gilbride, he is likely a run-and-shoot adept to an extent (as far as that is possible in the modern NFL). The Giants' offenses have always attempted to remain balanced, however, and their running game has generally been the foundation of their offense.
The Bucs have interview Ron Turner and Bill Lazor for their offensive coordinator and have reportedly hired Jimmy Raye II as a senior offensive assistant, but his role actual role is unclear. In previous attempts to interview assistant coaches the Bucs have consistently been rebuffed, as they tried to interview Green Bay TE coach Ben McAdoo and Arizona WR coach John McNulty but were denied the opportunity by those teams.