Report: Giants interview Jim Schwartz for defensive coordinator

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The Giants wanted to keep defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, but he left for the Raiders on Friday. So the Giants’ search continued this weekend.

They had a virtual interview with Titans senior defensive assistant Jim Schwartz, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

Schwartz also drew interest from the Colts before they hired Gus Bradley.

Schwartz has had three stints as a defensive coordinator, with the Titans in 2001-08, the Bills in 2014 and the Eagles in 2016-20. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII to end the 2017 season.

He was head coach of the Lions from 2009-13.

New Giants head coach Brian Daboll has hired Mike Kafka as offensive coordinator. They also want to interview former Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale and former Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai for the defensive coordinator job.

11 responses to “Report: Giants interview Jim Schwartz for defensive coordinator

  1. Yes, please hire Gym Shorts for Defense to go with Kafka for offense… Signed EVERY Eagles fan…….

  2. If you want to run wide-9, Schwartz is your guy. Makes for fun to watch football also.

  3. Jim Schwartz Is an excellent DC. The players on Buffalo’s defense absolutely loved this guy when he was here and he had us playing my favorite defense of the last 2 decades in 14’ but then Doug Moron screwed over his coordinators and broke his contract.

  4. He would make this defense relevant again. Which, in that division, would go a long way toward playoff relevance again.

  5. The Giants D would improve under Schwartz, but that’s not saying much. There’s nowhere to go but up.

    As an Eagles fan, I saw end-of-season numbers that looked good from him, and a media that was on his side.

    But I also saw in-season stuff that drove me nuts. His defense allowed for a lot of third and long conversions, and he was allergic to blitzing, even when the moment called for it versus a QB who wouldn’t have been able to handle the element of surprise it would’ve had. He also misused talented players on the reg. Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas can obviously play a little. But they looked lost in Schwartz’s scheme. That’s all on him.

  6. Good DC. Miserable HC. Hopefully Daboll won’t just let him have carte blanche and retain input into the defense–particularly as it relates to player discipline.

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