Giants will have both co-owners in for Steve Wilks interview

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The Giants are talking to Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks today, and they’ll be prepared to make a decision quickly if he impresses them.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch will be on hand for today’s interview, the first time he’s been in the room with a candidate during this process.

Having Tisch there along with co-owner John Mara and General Manager Dave Gettleman might not necessarily mean the job is about to be Wilks’, but it’s interesting that Tisch wasn’t there for previous interviews with Steve Spagnuolo, Matt Patricia, Josh McDaniels, or Pat Shurmur.

The team has suggested that Tisch would involve himself later in the process, so perhaps Gettleman’s four years with Wilks in Carolina counted as a de facto first interview.

With Wilks scheduled to interview with the Cardinals tomorrow and the Colts Thursday, it also creates the opportunity to close a deal before he leaves town. Or else maybe Tisch was just in the neighborhood.

11 responses to “Giants will have both co-owners in for Steve Wilks interview

  1. None of the NE people are taking the NYFG job. Though there does seem to be some discord in their coaching ranks.

    I have always thought that Spagnuolo would get this job but given that Wilks is from Carolina, where Gettleman was, I can see that. In fact, if they could pry Rivera out of there, given the sale of the team, I’d do it.

    This from an Eagles fan. It’s healthy to have a competitive NFC East and we haven’t had that for a long time.

  2. Spags is not a head coach. He’s only a decent defensive coordinator. Nothing more than a cursory, courtesy “interview” instead of kicking him out on his hind parts, by the Giants.

  3. I would love to see them hire Wilks today and get the ball rolling on their future. One doesn’t get the feeling that either Pats coach wants the job (maybe Patricia to Lions and McDaniels to Colts) and Spags was clearly just a courtesy interview thanking him for taking over as interim. Didn’t get the feeling that Shumer was a good fit either, so pull the trigger today and let’s get going!

  4. This sounds like it may be heading towards being a done deal.

    I hope that with whomever they hire that they advise the person to not get an expensive hair styling. Seriously, I do hope they give the hire extensive training on how to deal with the media.

  5. Hey Giants fans, Wilks just have that IT factor. You’ll be lucky to have him. He’s was a good DC but he’ll be a even better HC.

    Oh, and he turned a 5th round CB into a first team all pro.

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