Report: Giants down to three options for head coach

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The Giants are said to be leaning in one direction for their head coaching vacancy. They’ve at least thinned the field a bit.

According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, the next coach will come from the group including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, or Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, along with the suggestion that there’s “no surprise candidate looming.”

There have been reports for several days that Patricia was the likely choice, but this probably means more for the guys who are left behind.

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks not making the cut suggests that concerns about two straight rookie head coaches outweighed the familiarity he has with General Manager Dave Gettleman. It could also result in him ending up back in Carolina, despite the fact head coach Ron Rivera seemed resigned to losing him. Wilks was scheduled to interview with the Colts Thursday but didn’t, and the Cardinals job appears to be the last possibility for him, as there have been no reports linking him with a Lions interview.

Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville were the other two to interview so far.

Of course, NFL rules prohibit the Giants from reaching a deal with any of their top three candidates yet (like that’s ever stopped anybody).

20 responses to “Report: Giants down to three options for head coach

  1. I cannot for the life of me understand why they would take someone from the Belichick tree. Further, McDaniels famously failed as HC in Denver.

    Shurmur would be a good choice.

    This is making me wonder if Gettleman is the right guy for GM duties there. Or maybe this is being driven by ownership.

  2. imadirtyskunk says:
    January 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    I cannot for the life of me understand why they would take someone from the Belichick tree. Further, McDaniels famously failed as HC in Denver.

    Shurmur would be a good choice.

    This is making me wonder if Gettleman is the right guy for GM duties there. Or maybe this is being driven by ownership.

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    Shurmur failed as a head coach as well. Not a good choice.

  3. But it was Cleveland and they’ve had two winning seasons (2002 & 2007) since returning to the NFL in 1999. Can’t hold that against Shurmur, especially considering what he’s done in Minnesota with backups at QB and RB.

  4. Shurmur was with Cleveland, a completely dysfunctional organization. So I forgive him. (and Chud, who never should have been severed, and maybe even Pettine).

    Denver was NOT dysfunctional when McDaniels was there (though he made it that way).

  5. > Shurmur failed as a head coach as well. Not a good choice.

    He got a few wins in Cleveland. In retrospect, that might be a success.

  6. imadirtyskunk says:
    January 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    I cannot for the life of me understand why they would take someone from the Belichick tree. Further, McDaniels famously failed as HC in Denver.

    Remember that Belichick was from the Parcells tree and that worked out well. Also Belichick did not fare well in his first stint as the Browns HC, so judging McDaniels may be premature.

  7. Belichick failed in Cleveland also.

    McDaniels spent a first round pick on Tebow and 5’8″ corner that is no longer in football.

    His success comes from Brady and Belichick.

    Shurmur is the man.

  8. TheTruth says:
    January 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Shoulda stuck with the old man two years ago!
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    Why? He wasn’t getting them anywhere either.

  9. lonewizard says:
    January 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Belichick failed in Cleveland also.
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    No he didn’t. Besides, he’s the last Brown’s coach to win a playoff game, so if that is failure, the Bengals will take it.

  10. MTLighthouse69 says:

    January 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I am surprised that they didn’t interview Archie Manning.

    Then he could coach his own kid.

    and claim the HGH is for him and have it mailed to himself

  11. lonewizard says:
    January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Belichich failed in Cleveland. He had a losing record and was fired after 5 years.

    That is not a success story.
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    It is for the Browns.

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