Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Greenwood (33) during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants name Craig Johnson as running backs coach

Craig Johnson will be continuing is coaching career with the New York Giants next year as the team’s new running backs coach. Johnson comes over from the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the last three season as their quarterbacks coach.

Johnson has been coaching in the NFL for for the last 15 years, a fact not lost on coach Tom Coughlin.

“This is a veteran coach that has coached some great players, like Steve McNair,” Coughlin said via Giants.com. “He’s been around a while and has experience as a quarterbacks coach, as a running backs coach and he’s been a coordinator in college.”

 

“I think (Johnson) is an excellent teacher and his versatility is going to add a lot to our staff and, of course, to the running backs room,” Coughlin said. “He’ll be an excellent contributor for the coordinator with ideas. His interview was very impressive as we put him on the board.”

John said he has his eyes on the ultimate prize when it comes to the Giants.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to join such a great franchise,” Johnson said. “I’ve always admired coach Coughlin during the many years I’ve coached against him. I’ll come here to do my part to help the Giants get to and win a Super Bowl.”

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