Who will new GM Dave Gettleman hire as head coach?
The New York Giants have of the new administration staff that will be charged with resurrecting them after this misplaced season, having on Thursday employed Dave Gettleman as basic supervisor.
Gettleman will have quite a bit on his plate. At the highest of the checklist, although, will be hiring a head coach. For starters, here’s a look again at our full checklist of potential teaching candidates.
Now, some names I’ve heard tossed round as prospects for the Giants’ job within the wake of the hiring of Gettleman.
John DeFilippo (Philadelphia Eagles QBs coach) — DeFilippo is a sizzling identify in head-coaching circles proper now, particularly with the success he has had in shortly serving to Carson Wentz develop into a top-tier quarterback. DeFilippo’s solely NFL expertise as an offensive coordinator was a single yr (2015) with the Cleveland Browns.
Earlier this week, SB Nation’s Eagles website online, Bleeding Green Nation, took an in-depth have a look at DeFilippo. Here is the conclusion:
DeFilippo is one of the best QB coach within the league. Greater aspirations undoubtedly swim underneath the floor for such a potent thoughts and magnetic persona—although he’d by no means admit it, now matter how exhausting you pried. DeFilippo will firmly root his consideration, each day and nightly, in making ready backup QB Nick Foles for a deep playoff run. But, pressured to attend within the wings, NFL franchises are restlessly chomping on the bit.
On Wild Card Weekend, as Philadelphia enjoys a first-round bye, DeFilippo will be accessible for a spherical of interviews for OC and HC vacancies alike. They received’t be his first—he interviewed for San Francisco’s 2015 HC job, finally crammed by Chip Kelly—however they will be far higher in quantity and competitiveness. DeFilippo is the following younger, dynamic, charismatic head coach of the NFL—it’s only a matter of which franchise first takes that daring swing for the fences.
I haven’t discovered any identified connection between Gettleman and DeFilippo, however his identify retains popping up.
Steve Wilks (Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator) — This one is a no brainer. Wilks is a much-talked about candidate, and he pre-dated Gettleman in Carolina. Since 2012, Wilks has risen from defensive backs coach, to DBs coach and assistant head coach to, lastly, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. It appears obviou that Wilks will be on Gettleman’s checklist.
Matt Patricia (New England Patriots defensive coordinator) — The Beard was a man many pined for when the Giants employed McAdoo in 2016. He has been with the Patriots since 2004, when he was employed as an offensive assistant. He turned the staff’s defensive coordinator in 2012. Like DeFilippo, I haven’t been in a position to unearth a previous connection between Gettleman and the 43-year-old Patricia.
Lots of chatter about what would possibly occur if the Houston Texans resolve to half methods with Bill O’Brien on the finish of the season. After three 9-7 years, the Texans are solely Four-11 this season and there are many rumors of friction between O’Brien and the Houston entrance workplace.
If he will get reduce unfastened, I’m certain some will join him to the Giants’ job. That would possibly even wind up being correct. O’Brien, although, would determine to have his decide of a number of jobs.