Giants, Colts want to interview Steve Wilks

AP

Panthers assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is busy this week as the team prepares to face the Saints in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and it looks like he’ll be busy next week as well whether the Panthers win or lose.

On the heels of a report that the Lions requested an interview with Wilks for their head coaching vacancy comes word that two other teams also want to talk to him. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Giants and Colts have requested interviews with Wilks.

Wilks and new Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman won’t need much time to get to know each other as Gettleman was the G.M. in Carolina from 2013 until being fired last July.

Wilks will be able to interview with teams next week regardless of what happens in New Orleans, but won’t be able to be officially hired until the Panthers are finished playing.

9 responses to “Giants, Colts want to interview Steve Wilks

  1. Rooney rule candidates have consistently stated that having the opportunity to interview regardless of intent to hire has helped them learn and that they appreciate the experience.

    But don’t let that keep you from getting offended.

    As a Giants fan, I’m hoping they go with Wilks. He sounds like a perfect fit with Gettleman.

  2. Anyone other than Schwartz for the G Men. If my recollection is correct, the Lions played a pretty dirty brand of football, with Suh leading the way. I want to see the Giants get back to prominence, but not that way.

  3. This guy is a true contender for head coach. If teams were just looking to comply with the Rooney rule, it would be easier to interview the neighbors kid than fly this guy in.

  4. As mentioned in another comment, sometimes the opportunity to interview and getting your name out there has value to these candidates. In many occupations just having your name out there and being on the rumor mill of job candidates can have longterm positive effects for your career. Also, as competitive as these team owners are, many of them are friends and colleagues who make recommendations that are respected. The word will get around when someone is impressive or a close second choice. At the same time, I would understand someone not wanting to be a token.

  5. I would not enjoy seeing Wilks as our next head coach. He has zero head coaching experience, and is only in his first year as an NFL coordinator. We already tried our hand recently with someone who had zero head coaching experience and was relatively a new coordinator. Someone with experience would be best right now for this team and I hope the front office realizes that as well and Gettleman doesn’t just bring in his co-worker from Carolina.

  6. Drummer Drummer says:
    January 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    I would not enjoy seeing Wilks as our next head coach. He has zero head coaching experience, and is only in his first year as an NFL coordinator. We already tried our hand recently with someone who had zero head coaching experience and was relatively a new coordinator. Someone with experience would be best right now for this team and I hope the front office realizes that as well and Gettleman doesn’t just bring in his co-worker from Carolina.
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    How much do you know about Wilks? He was a head coach at the college level; McAdoo was not. Wilks has also been an Assistant Head Coach in the NFL.

    More importantly: is he a leader? Can he command a room, whether it be other coaches, players, or media? McAdoo could do neither of those things.

    The Giants have a lot of talented players, with big personalities. The head coach should be able to get the best out of these players while still keeping them on board with the team mentality.

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