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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Articles tagged: New York Giants

Giants looking to interview Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett

Jason Garrett is looking for another head coaching job now that the Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with him, and where he ends up could turn out to be one of the best storylines of the offseason.

The New York Giants are seeking to interview Garrett for their head coaching job, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Since Garrett is still technically under contract with the Cowboys through next week, the Giants need their division rival’s permission to be able to speak to Garrett.

Now that Mike McCarthy has been hired by the Cowboys and Matt Rhule agreed to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, Garrett could immediately become the favorite to land the Giants job. Though, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network was told New York planned to speak with Garrett all along. The reporter also said he does not believe Garrett will get the job.

There is plenty of reason to believe the Giants’ interest in Garrett is real, and it could very well be mutual. According to a report from two months ago, the Giants would have fired Tom Coughlin back in 2014 if they could have landed Garrett. Garrett instead signed an extension with the Cowboys. The same report said New York would be Garrett’s “preferred destination” if he were to be fired by Dallas.

Aside from Garrett, the only other big name the Giants could hire at this point is Josh McDaniels. That does not necessarily mean they are looking to make a flashy hire, as they also have interest in New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Patriots’ Joe Judge drawing head coaching interest from Giants, Mississippi State

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New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge is becoming a popular name in coaching circles.

Judge interviewed for the vacant New York Giants head coach job on Monday, the team confirmed, becoming the fifth candidate to do so. That interview comes on the heels of reports that Judge is a leading candidate for the vacant Mississippi State job.

Judge has been with the Patriots since 2012. He also serves as the team’s wide receivers coach. A former Mississippi State player, he also got his start in coaching there as a graduate assistant, hence the links to that head coaching job.

There are other names involved in the Mississippi State job, and Judge feels like a secondary candidate in what is a robust Giants search that may already have a different favorite. Still, it’s clear that Judge’s stock is high and he’s a name to watch this hiring cycle.

Report: Matt Rhule considered the favorite for Giants job

Matt Rhule

The New York Giants are planning to interview several candidates for their vacant head coaching position, but there is one they may already prefer over all the others.

Matt Rhule is considered the favorite to be hired as the next head coach of the Giants, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. The Giants have reportedly been enamored with him since he worked for them as an assistant in 2012, and sources told Vacchiano that Rhule has “strong interest” in the job.

Rhule is currently preparing to coach Baylor in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia on Wednesday, so any conversation he has with the Giants will likely take place after that. There was some talk that head coaching candidates may be deterred by the Giants deciding to keep general manager Dave Gettleman, but Gettleman was a member of the team’s front office in 2012 when Rhule served on Tom Coughlin’s staff. Vacchiano reports that the idea of Rhule not wanting to work with Gettleman again is “ridiculous.”

Rhule, a New York native, said recently that he would only leave Baylor for the perfect NFL job. He has already taken himself out of the running for another NFL vacancy and turned down the New York Jets a year ago, but there are a number of reasons he may view the Giants job differently.

Mike McCarthy will reportedly interview for Giants head coaching job

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy took a year off from coaching after he was fired by the Green Bay Packers during the 2018 season, but it sounds like he will have opportunities to land another head coaching gig this offseason.

McCarthy is expected to interview with the New York Giants for their head coaching vacancy this upcoming weekend, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

McCarthy has also drawn interest from the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers, having already had a second interview with the latter.

In 12-plus seasons with the Packers, McCarthy compiled a 125-77-2 record during the regular season. He was 10-8 during the playoffs, and Green Bay won a Super Bowl in 2010. There were some unflattering reports about him toward the end of his time with the Packers, but he has plenty of experience and a good track record. It seems like only a matter of team before McCarthy gets another head coaching job.

Report: Cowboys assistant Kris Richard to interview with Giants

One Dallas Cowboys assistant may not have a long-term future with his current team, but may have an opportunity elsewhere.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Dallas passing game coordinator Kris Richard will interview for the New York Giants head coach vacancy on Thursday.

Richard was the defensive backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks during their Legion of Boom days, and later became the team’s defensive coordinator. He has been Dallas’ passing game coordinator, giving him valuable experience on both sides of the ball.

Richard is clearly a candidate for the Giants job, but there may be a name that they prioritize above others once their search concludes.

Eric Bieniemy receiving interest from Giants, Panthers

The Kansas City Chiefs have boasted one of the league’s best offenses for the last two years, and the man coordinating it may be rewarded with a head coaching gig as a result.

Eric Bieniemy, who has served in the role since prior to the 2018 season, has been the subject of interview requests from both the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Thought the offense dropped from first in both points and yardage this season, they were still fifth and sixth in those respective categories. The 50-year-old has overseen the offense that Patrick Mahomes has thrived in, and that alone makes him an enticing coaching candidate. A former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy finalist, he has served as a running backs coach for various teams, along with a two-year stint in college as Colorado’s offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy will have a lot of competitors for both roles. The Giants, in particular, may be able to attract one of the hotter college coaches on the market.

Report: Matt Rhule has interest in Giants head coaching job

Matt Rhule

Matt Rhule said recently that he would only leave Baylor for an NFL job if the situation were perfect, and there is apparently at least one position that has his attention.

Rhule has been linked to the New York Giants head coaching job after they officially parted ways with Pat Shurmur, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that he is “prominent” in the team’s search. The Giants also announced Monday that they are keeping general manager Dave Gettleman, and there is some belief that potential head coaching candidates will be deterred by that. However, Rhule is said to still be interested in the job.

Rhule was an assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin with the Giants back in 2012, and Gettleman held the title of senior pro personnel analyst with the team at the time. There is a level of familiarity there, and that could be either a good or a bad thing.

Rhule turned down the New York Jets last offseason, so you have to wonder if he would consider the Giants job much better. We already know of at least one NFL head coaching job for which he does not want to be considered, and there could be others. The fact that he is willing to listen to the Giants is noteworthy.