Giants want to interview Patrick Graham for DC, holding onto WR coach Tyke Tolbert

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The Giants’ search for a defensive coordinator has gotten underway with a call to the Dolphins.

NFL Media reports that the Giants have requested permission to interview Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham for the same job on Joe Judge’s staff. The expectation is that they will receive that permission.

Judge, Graham and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores were all on the Patriots staff together. Graham was also the Giants’ defensive line coach in 2016 and 2017.

The Giants retained special teams coach Thomas McGaughey in one of their first moves after hiring Judge. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports they will also hold onto wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert. Tolbert joined the Giants in 2018 and had a hand in developing impressive rookie Darius Slayton during the 2019 season.

11 responses to “Giants want to interview Patrick Graham for DC, holding onto WR coach Tyke Tolbert

  1. Slayton took a ton of reps as a back-up with…..Daniel Jones. No surprise they had chemistry. Then he had the same chemistry with Eli. Great late round find.

    Coaching does make a difference when you have talent and the desire to be coached. Slayton has both. Pleasure to watch him. Catches the ball with TWO HANDS. Nice to see that.

  2. Watched Slayton blow up the “Bama d and was cheering his draft pick. He’s going to breakout next year.

  3. Why would fans want a Dolphins coach? Because the Dolphins rated competitive and hungry all year despite getting stripped of real talent

  4. My thought is that the Dolphins defense didn’t create any fear in their opponents. They weren’t respected. It didn’t create any excitement. The defense was just there. It’s no secret, all teams want to play exciting football. Fans need a reason to back the team, and show up at the stadium. The offense was starting to show something at the end of the season by winning some games.

    To be honest, I didn’t know who was the Dolphins DC was. If they lose Patrick Graham to the Giants, I would put an emphasis on trying to hire Wade Phillips. Wade knows how to run an unpredictable defense and maximize what he has. I would also consider Rod Marinelli as well if he doesn’t decide to retire. Next season could be critical for Brain Flores. He needs to show improvement in his 2nd season as HC.

  5. Dont let him go, Flo! Cant wait until ’20 when we’re going 10 wins and even MORE haters will be wrong about you….again. Fins Up!

  6. Graham coached the Giants D-line in 2016, the last year they actually did something. He’d be a good fit, especially with a 4-2-5 defense, a configuration that you run far more than not these days.

  7. Our defence, what defence? Let him go, there’s Phillips, Marinelli and even Richard ( if he would after losing the HC job). Personally, Phillips would be a pretty good choice.

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