Giants complete interview with Steve Wilks

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Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks became the fifth candidate to interview for the Giants’ head coaching position. He finished his interview with the search committee, including co-owner Steve Tisch.

It was the first interview the Giants have conducted with Tisch in the room.

The Giants already talked to Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Wilks, 48, worked with new Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman for four years in Carolina. Wilks just ended his sixth season with the Panthers, with 2017 his first as defensive coordinator.

If the Giants have Wilks as the favorite in their job search, they may not have much time to get a deal done. Wilks is scheduled to interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday and the Colts on Thursday.

6 responses to “Giants complete interview with Steve Wilks

  1. Defense can shut down opponents from scoring, but cannot score points, if only here and there from an occasional fumble-recovery/strip/takeaway or pick-six. But that said, teams should be outlawed from hiring defense-minded coaches lol

    Eli and OBJ need an offensive genius to get Big Blue back on the move and in the groove.

  2. wallabear says:
    January 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm
    Defense can shut down opponents from scoring, but cannot score points, if only here and there from an occasional fumble-recovery/strip/takeaway or pick-six. But that said, teams should be outlawed from hiring defense-minded coaches lol

    Eli and OBJ need an offensive genius to get Big Blue back on the move and in the groove.

    May I introduce you to Bill Parcells, who was promoted from Giants DC to HC, oversaw SB21 where Phil Simms went 22/25 (88% completion rate) and SB25 where the Giants held the ball for 41 minutes, then took 3 more teams to the playoffs?

  3. Note no “Rooney Rule” reference to Wilks here.

    Why? Because he’s simply a well qualified coach who has risen through the ranks to OC and given his relationship with the GM, might well be the leading candidate

    The bottom line? While racism seems to be alive and well, especially in some of the “redder” states, when it comes to football, owners and fans just want to win. Owners will ALWAYS hire whoever they feel will get them those wins and $ – regardless of color. If the owner thinks that’s a guy like Gruden, expect to see the charade of the Rooney Rule with a Gruden still hired in the end.

    If the best guy is African American, he’ll be hired because he’s the best guy.

    $$ overcomes racism for most owners!

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