Giants Search for a New Defensive Coordinator: According to The Daily News, an unidentified team source says Linebackers Coach Bill Sheridan, Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks Coach Peter Giunta, and Defensive Line Coach Mike Waufle – all current defensive assistants with the Giants – are strong candidates to replace recently departed Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Newsday is reporting that Sheridan is in fact the leading candidate. There have been reports, however, that Spagnuolo may be targeting Sheridan for his defensive coordinator in St. Louis.
The Daily News says the preference among defensive players is to promote someone from the current staff in order to maintain the same defensive system. “Whenever a situation like that arises it’s always beneficial to have someone that you’re comfortable with,” said DE Justin Tuck. “We’ve been with this staff for four years, so we’d be comfortable with anybody that comes up from those guys.”
Patriots’ Special Assistant/Secondary Coach Dom Capers, who had been rumored to be under consideration, was hired by the Green Bay Packers yesterday as their new defensive coordinator.
Giants Will Pick 29th in First Round: With the Super Bowl participants set, it has been determined that the Giants will have the 29th pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The draft will be held on April 25-26.