Jack Del Rio reportedly leading candidate for Giants defensive coordinator

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The Giants are expected to hire Pat Shurmur as their next head coach and he’s reportedly interested in adding a former NFL head coach to run his defense.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Jack Del Rio is the “leading candidate” to become the Giants defensive coordinator. Del Rio was fired by the Raiders this month after three years as the head coach in Oakland.

Steve Spagnuolo has run the defense for the Giants for the last three years and he ended the 2017 season as the team’s interim head coach after Ben McAdoo was fired. Spagnuolo interviewed with the team for the permanent job before they settled on Shurmur as the man they want to run the team in 2018 and beyond.

Del Rio is owed $6 million a year from the Raiders for the next three years and Mortensen reports that payment will be offset by any salary he receives from the Giants.

20 responses to “Jack Del Rio reportedly leading candidate for Giants defensive coordinator

  1. Del Rio should take the NY Giants job and sign a contract for $1.00 a year and let the Raiders pick up the rest.

  2. glad to see the good ol boy club is doing well.
    Del rio is a mediocre Defensive Coordinator, and sub par head Coach, but keeps getting jobs. Its rather sickening that the league continues to just shuffle these average coaches in and out of jobs with varying teams while quality coaches in the NCAA do not even get a call

  3. LOL at the Giants wanting to hire Clueless-Jack as the DC. Just like in Jacksonville then Oakland nothing was ever his fault. He kept substandard coaches around like KNJ so he would always have someone to blame….

    Check out his twitter. He would always post quotes from some “Positive energy guy” like this one. >>>Talking to a mental coach I said The real key to help your players is your connection and belief in them. It’s not strategy. It’s love.<<< Ya love not strategy will win in the NFL. Bill Belichick would even crack a smile and laugh at that one. My condolences to Giant fans. The only positive is JDR wont be your HC. He can only ruin one side of the ball….

  4. Why not Jim Schwartz? Lol. The Giants have a great d-line, an excellent safety, and good corners. Linebacker is a weakness that has been neglected continuously. Any d-coordinator should be able to get production out of this group scheme-wise. I would be more interested in the leadership qualities of the potential coach.

  5. “Why not Jim Schwartz? “

    He’d be interested in a head coaching position for sure . Why he’d take a lateral move to go from a team in the nfc championship game to a defense that fought like middle school girls in the cafeteria is anyone’s guess .

  6. imaduffer says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    Del Rio should take the NY Giants job and sign a contract for $1.00 a year and let the Raiders pick up the rest.

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    You, sir, are a genius. You made me guffaw.

    I’d love to see that

  7. Iknowitall says:

    January 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    glad to see the good ol boy club is doing well.
    Del rio is a mediocre Defensive Coordinator, and sub par head Coach, but keeps getting jobs. Its rather sickening that the league continues to just shuffle these average coaches in and out of jobs with varying teams while quality coaches in the NCAA do not even get a call

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    You apparently know very little. NFL football is light years ahead of NCAA football. When was the last time you saw an NFL team use a wishbone offense? That’s right, it doesn’t happen. Strategy and plays in the two leagues are totally different so a coach may be successful in one but be lost in the other.

  8. Denver didn’t win until Del Rio was gone and Wade Phillips became DC! Jack will have some fall guys. lol

    -Raider fan

  9. Please, the outgoing DC of the Giants has compiled the worst coaching record in the history of the NFL and you slaps are worried about Del Rio? Definite upgrade and clear message that Spags buddy Shurmer wants nothing to do with him after the STL fiasco.

  10. Iknowitall says:

    January 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    glad to see the good ol boy club is doing well.
    Del rio is a mediocre Defensive Coordinator, and sub par head Coach, but keeps getting jobs. Its rather sickening that the league continues to just shuffle these average coaches in and out of jobs with varying teams while quality coaches in the NCAA do not even get a call

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    Two words for you, genius: Steve Spurrier. Any more questions?

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