The New York Giants are in search of a head coach after firing Bob MacAdoo after his two year stint on the sidelines for the G-Men.
It appears as if Matt Patricia may be their guy.
Good morning, #Giants fans. Some news: All signs are pointing to Matt Patricia, the New England Patriots defensive coordinator, as the man the Giants will hire as their next head coach https://t.co/oQCmdi3D0f
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) January 10, 2018
According to the The New York Daily News, the Patriots defensive coordinator is likely to become the next coach of the Giants.
The 43-year-old had interviewed with the Giants as well as the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals, but reportedly prefers New York.
Patricia began his career as a graduate assistant to the Rensselaer football team, moving to defensive line coach at Amherst college, and then becoming an offensive graduate assistant at Syracuse before being brought in by the New England Patriots in 2004 as an offensive assistant.
Patricia worked his way up from there, becoming an assistant offensive line coach, then a linebackers coach, moving to safeties coach until landing as defensive coordinator in 2012, racking up four Super Bowls during his tenure.
Despite a down year in 2017, Patricia has helped scheme the Pats defense into one of the league’s best, grooming key starters such as Malcom Butler, Devin McCourty and Chandler Jones.
Ironically, the Giants, who were ranked second in total team defense in 2017 behind the Patriots, also had a down year, inexplicably flipping to one of the NFL’s worst.
Per the NFL’s tempering policy, the Giants would not be able to make any sort of agreement to sign Patricia until the Patriots run in the 2018 playoffs end, which could come as late as the Super Bowl on February 4th.