The Giant New England connections
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Many of the New York Giants assistants have ties to New England as well. Tom Quinn, the Giants special teams coordinator, was the defensive coordinator at Boston University in 1995. Giants tight ends coach Michael Pope was the running backs and tight ends coach for the Patriots from 1994 to 1996. He also coached with Bill Belichick in New York (1983 to 1990). Jerald Ingram, the Giants running backs coach, was the running backs coach at Boston College from 1991 to 1993. Peter Giunta, the Giants' defensive backs coach, is from Salem, Mass., and played at Northeastern. Sean Ryan, the Giants wide receivers coach, was a graduate assistant at Boston College from 2001 to 2002.