Giants interviewing Lou Anarumo

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Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has come up with winning game plans the last two weeks and he’s moved himself into consideration for at least one head coaching job.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Giants are interviewing Anarumo for their head coaching vacancy on Sunday morning. It’s the first time Anarumo’s name has come up in conjunction with a head coaching job.

Anarumo was the Giants’ defensive backs coach in 2018 before joining Zac Taylor’s staff in his current role in 2019. The Bengals struggled defensively in his first two seasons and were middle of the pack this year, but they’ve looked very good while allowing 35 total points in their wins over the Raiders and Titans in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The Giants have also interviewed Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier since hiring Joe Schoen as their General Manager on Friday. Schoen worked for the Bills before being hired, but there’s a connection with Anarumo as both men were in the Dolphins organization from 2012 to 2016.

10 responses to “Giants interviewing Lou Anarumo

  1. At first many Bengals fans didn’t like Lou because his defense was atrocious and he ran off several veterans. However I have grown to respect him quite a bit. His 4-2-5 defense is a little unconventional but really works, I hope he gets considered for many HC jobs because he has earned it.

  2. As a bengal fan, i want him to stay , and i dont think he is ready , but if he desires then good luck coach

  3. This guy might be a great coach. Most NFL coaches are pretty good. But the Bengals certainly didn’t win because of coaching. It was just a mismatch between the QB’s, and Tannehill couldn’t complete a pass. I love Tannehill. He’s tough and a great guy. Maybe my favorite NFL QB. But Burrow completed his throws, and Tannehill didn’t. No wonder so many coaches get fired every year. Look at how the owners think. Just because a team has an elite QB, they think everyone on the coaching staff is qualified. They are qualified, but not any more than a coach on the very worst team. A team without an elite QB. Just look at the teams that advance every year. There are exceptions, but it’s the teams with the best QB’s. Either that or Bruce Arians is the GOAT, and Bill Belichick is a bad coach. I shouldn’t blame the owners. They’re just trying to give us what we want. We’re the ones getting fooled by all this.

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