Feb 162022
 
Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants (December 5, 2021)

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The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired two more assistant coaches:

  • Assistant Defensive Line Coach Bryan Cox
  • Defensive Assistant Kevin Wilkins

Cox’s Resume:

  • 2014-2016: Defensive Line Coach, Atlanta Falcons
  • 2012-2013: Defensive Line Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2011: Pass Rush Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2009-2010: Defensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2006-2008: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Pro Experience: Linebacker, Miami Dolphins (1991-1995), Chicago Bears (1996-1997), New York Jets (1998-2000), New England Patriots (2001), New Orleans Saints (2002)
  • Collegiate Experience: Linebacker, Western Illinois University (1987-1990)
  • Born: Born: February 17, 1968

Wilkins’ Bio:

  • 2021: Defensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2017-2020: Football Video Operations Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015-2016: Video Intern, Baltimore Ravens
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None

For a complete listing of the Giants’ coaching staff, see the New York Giants Coaching Staff section of the website.

Feb 162022
 
New York Giants Helmets (September 22, 2019)

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BOB PAPA INTERVIEWS NEW YORK GIANTS COORDINATORS…
Bob Papa has interviewed the New York Giants’ coordinators. The video is available at Giants.com:

  • Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka (Video)
  • Defensive Coordinator Don Martindale (Video)
  • Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey (Video)

GIANTS SIGN WIDE RECEIVER…
The Giants have signed wide receiver Austin Proehl, who spent time on the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills in 2021. The 26-year old, 5’10”, 175-pound Proehl was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Bills. He has spent time with the Bills (2018, 2021), Tennessee Titans (2018), Los Angeles Rams (2018-2019), Seattle Dragons (2020), San Francisco 49ers (2021), and Los Angeles Chargers (2021). Proehl has not played in an NFL regular-season game.

Feb 122022
 
Drew Wilkins, Baltimore Ravens (September 13, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS ANNOUNCE FOUR MORE COACHES…
The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired four more assistant coaches:

  • Outside Linebackers Coach Drew Wilkins
  • Inside Linebackers Coach John Egorugwu
  • Offensive Assistant Christian Jones
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Loecher

Wilkins’ Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Outside Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2018-2019: Assistant Defensive Line Coach/Outside Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2017: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2014-2016: Defensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013: Coaching Staff Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2012: Football Video Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2010-2011: Football Video Operations Intern, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2006-2009: Student Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: August 20, 1987

Egorugwu’s Resume:

  • 2021: Linebackers Coach, Vanderbilt University
  • 2017-2020: Defensive Quality Control Coach/Assistant Linebackers Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2015-2016: Defensive Staff Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Wide Receivers Coach, Missouri State University
  • 2013-2014: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Missouri
  • 2012: Defensive Graduate Assistant, University of Missouri
  • 2010-2011: Linebackers Coach, Williams Jewell College
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Linebacker, Williams Jewell College (2004-2007)
  • Born: May 21, 1986

Jones’ Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Quality Control Coach/Assistant Wide Receivers Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2018: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Texas
  • 2017: Offensive Intern (Offensive Line), Northwestern University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Wide Receiver, Northwestern University (2011-2015)

Loecher’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2020: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 2015-2019: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Strength and Conditioning Intern, Buffalo Bills
  • 2013-2014: Strength and Conditioning Apprentice, Rochester Americans (American Hockey League)
  • 2012-2013: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mercyhurst University

For a listing of the team’s existing coaching staff, see the New York Giants Coaching Staff section of the website.

SCOUTING DEPARTMENT CHANGE…
Ryan Hollern, who was the chief of staff for the coaching staff, has moved to the player personnel department as college scouting coordinator.

Feb 112022
 
Jerome Henderson, New York Giants (November 2, 2020)

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The New York Giants have officially announced that they have retained the following assistant coaches:

  • Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Mike Treier
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Anthony Blevins (was assistant linebackers coach/special teams assistant)
  • Special Teams Quality Control Coach Nick Williams (was offensive quality control coach)

Henderson’s Resume:

  • 2020-Present: Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
  • 2016-2019: Defensive Passing Game Coordinator, Atlanta Falcons
  • 2012-2015: Defensive Backs Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 2009-2011: Defensive Backs Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2008: Defensive Backs Coach, New York Jets
  • 2007: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach/Director of Player Development, New York Jets
  • 2006: Director of Player Development, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Cornerback, New England Patriots (1991-1993), Buffalo Bills (1993-1994), Philadelphia Eagles (1995), New England Patriots (1996), New York Jets (1997-1998)
  • Collegiate Experience: Cornerback, Clemson University (1987-1990)
  • Born: August 8, 1969

Treier’s Resume:

  • 2021-Present: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
  • 2020: Defensive Quality Control Coach, New York Giants
  • 2019: Safeties Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Marshall University
  • 2018: Defensive Backs Coach, Marshall University
  • 2017: Defensive Analyst, Marshall University
  • 2016: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • 2014-2015: Graduate Assistant, Marshall University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: May 9, 1990

Blevins’ Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Assistant, New York Giants
  • 2020: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
  • 2018-2019: Assistant Special Teams Coach, New York Giants
  • 2013-2017: Coaching Assistant/Special Teams, Arizona Cardinals
  • 2012: Cornerbacks Coach, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2011: Special Teams Coach/Cornerbacks Coach, Tennessee State University
  • 2009-2010: Cornerbacks Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Tennessee State University
  • 2008: Cornerbacks Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Tennessee-Martin
  • 2005-2007: Graduate Assistant, Mississippi State University
  • 2003-2004: Defensive Backs/Running Backs Coach, Meadow Creek High School (Georgia)
  • Pro Experience: Defensive Back, Mobile Admirals (1999), Birmingham Steeldogs (2000), Birmingham Thunderbolts (2001)
  • Collegiate Experience: Cornerback, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1994-1998)
  • Born: July 23, 1976

Williams’ Resume:

  • 2021: Offensive Quality Control Coach, New York Giants
  • 2020: Offensive Assistant, New York Giants
  • 2017-2019: Wide Receivers Coach, Southern Illinois University
  • 2014-2016: Wide Receivers Coach, Jacksonville State University
  • 2013: Offensive Graduate Assistant, Valdosta State University
  • 2012: Offensive Analyst, University of Alabama
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Wide Receiver, University of Alabama (2009-2012)
  • Born: January 9, 1991

For a listing of the team’s existing coaching staff, see the New York Giants Coaching Staff section of the website.

Feb 112022
 
Mike Groh, Indianapolis Colts (August 19, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS ANNOUNCE SEVEN POSITION COACHES…
The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired the following seven position coaches:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Shea Tierney
  • Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith
  • Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh
  • Tight Ends Coach Andy Bischoff
  • Offensive Line Coach Bobby Johnson
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano, Jr.
  • Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson

“They’re all intelligent, dependable, good character, team-first people who are experts in their subject matter, can teach well and explain the details of their positions,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “I think there’s an important part of developing a staff and bringing a staff together in terms of personality and fit, so we’re happy with the guys that we’ve hired to this point. I’d say we’ve taken our time making decisions and really being methodical with our approach. We weren’t going to rush anything. Just take each case day by day.

“I think what you try to do when you’re putting together a staff, whether that be an offensive staff in a smaller form or the entire staff, you try to put together a group of people that will complement one another, whether that’s experience, whether that’s energy, whether that’s detail, whether that’s passion. You don’t want to have a cookie cutter approach and hire everybody that’s exactly the same. I think that you have to offset blind spots.”

Tierney’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Assistant, Buffalo Bills
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Analyst, University of Alabama
  • 2013-2015: Football Analyst/Coaching Intern, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2011-2013: Offensive Graduate Assistant, North Carolina State University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: October 19, 1986

Smith’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Running Backs Coach, Texas Tech University
  • 2018: Running Backs Coach, Utah State University
  • 2017: Running Backs Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2016: Running Backs Coach, Purdue University
  • 2013-2015: Running Backs Coach, Syracuse University
  • 2012: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2010-2011: Running Backs Coach, University of Illinois
  • 2009: Running Backs Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2008: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2005-2007: Running Backs Coach, Miami (OH) University
  • 2001-2004: Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Assistant, Northern Illinois University
  • 1999-2000: Quarterbacks Coach, Indiana State University
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Calgary Stampeders (1992)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, Southwest Missouri State University (1987-1990)

Groh’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Wide Receivers Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2017: Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2016: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach, Los Angeles Rams
  • 2013-2015: Wide Receivers Coach, Chicago Bears
  • 2011-2012: Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Alabama
  • 2010: Quarterbacks Coach, University of Louisville
  • 2009: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama
  • 2006-2008: Offensive Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2005: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2003-2004: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2001-2002: Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2000: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens (1996), Rhein Fire (1997)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, University of Virginia (1992-1995)
  • Born: December 19, 1971

Bischoff’s Resume:

  • 2021: Tight Ends Coach, Houston Texans
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Tight Ends Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013-2014: Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator, Chicago Bears
  • 2010-2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008-2009: Running Backs Coach/Offensive Quality Control Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2004-2007: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 2000-2003: Co-Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1998-1999: Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1993-1997: Offensive Line Coach, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Center, University of South Dakota (1990-1994)
  • Born: December 8, 1970

Johnson’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-2017: Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2014: Assistant Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
  • 2013: Tight Ends Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2012: Tight Ends Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2005-2009: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University
  • 2004: Offensive Line Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1999-2003: Tight Ends Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1997-1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Assistant, University of Akron
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Miami University (Ohio) (1992-1994)
  • Born: 1973

Sparano’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2017-2020: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2015-2016: Tight Ends Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Offensive Assistant, New York Jets
  • 2012-2013: Intern, New York Jets
  • 2011: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2010: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Hartford Colonials
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive End, University of Albany (2006-2009)
  • Born: October 22, 1986

Patterson’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2020: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2014-2019: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2013: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Florida International University
  • 2010-2012: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2007: Offensive Line Coach, Regis Jesuit High School (CO)
  • 2005-2006: Defensive Line Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2003-2004: Defensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2000-2002: Defensive Line Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1998-1999: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 1997: Defensive Assistant, New England Patriots
  • 1994-1996: Head Coach, California Polytechnic State University
  • 1992-1993: Defensive Line Coach, Washington State University
  • 1990-1991: Defensive Line Coach, Cornell University
  • 1989: Defensive Coordinator, Western Washington University
  • 1988: Defensive Line Coach, Weber State University
  • 1987: Head Coach, St. Monica Catholic High School (CA)
  • 1983-1986: Defensive Coordinator, Renton High School (WA)
  • 1982: Graduate Assistant, University of Montana
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Contra Costa College (1978-1980), University of Montana (1981)
  • Born: June 12, 1960

LAURA YOUNG NAMED DIRECTOR OF COACHING OPERATIONS…
The Giants have announced that Laura Young will be the team’s director of coaching operations. She becomes the first female in Giants’ history to be considered a member of the coaching staff. According to the team’s press release, Young will be “involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.”

“She’ll have her hands all over the organization in terms of the coaching side,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “She’s with me every step of the way. She’s a rock star really, and I feel very fortunate that I get to work with her each day because she provides just a tremendous amount of support and value to really everyone, but myself the most, I would say. She’s smart, there’s really not a job she can’t do and a job she won’t do. That’s her mindset. Very humble, egoless, but driven, smart. I just think she’s the best.”

Young’s resume:

  • 2017-2021: Coordinator of Player Services, Buffalo Bills
  • 2015-2017: Manager of Football Administration Services/Assistant to the Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Manager of Football Administrative Services, New York Jets
  • 2009-2013: Assistant to the Head Coach, New York Jets
  • 2004-2008: Executive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
Feb 112022
 
Thomas McGaughey, New York Giants (July 25, 2019)

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The New York Giants have officially announced their coordinators under new Head Coach Brian Daboll:

  • Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka
  • Defensive Coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale
  • Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey

“What we were looking for was intelligence, good communicators, good teachers that understood and were experts in their respective areas, and good teammates,” Daboll said. “I’ve known them, but I wouldn’t say (I’ve had ) a relationship (with any of them). I’ve known them throughout the years just being in the league.”

34-year old Kafka resume:

  • 2022-Present: Offensive Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2020-2021: Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2018-2019: Quarterbacks Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2017: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2016: Graduate Assistant, Northwestern University

“I think everything we do on offense will be a collaboration,” said Daboll. “I think we’ve hired good coaches, put together a good staff. We have a lot of work in front of us, and we look forward to building the New York Giants offense.

“Mike obviously comes from (Chiefs Head Coach) Andy Reid and a good system at Kansas City. He was part of a winning program and culture. He did a great job in helping (quarterback) Patrick Mahomes develop. Played the position. Very smart, very thorough, very level-headed and a good teammate.”

58-year old Martindale’s resume:

  • 2022-Present: Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2018-2021: Defensive Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2012-2015: Inside Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2010: Defensive Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2009: Linebackers Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2006-2008: Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2004-2005: Inside Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2003: Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 2001-2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 1999: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Western Illinois University
  • 1997-1998: Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1996: Defensive Ends Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1994-1995: Defensive Assistant, University of Notre Dame
  • 1988-1993: Defensive Coordinator for three high schools in Ohio
  • 1987: Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, Defiance College
  • 1986: Secondary Coach, Defiance College

“Wink is a very good communicator, has a good personality, is energetic and very passionate about the way his defense needs to play,” Daboll said. “Another good teammate.”

48-year old McGaughey’s resume:

  • 2018-Present: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2017: Special Teams Coordinator, Carolina Panthers
  • 2016: Assistant Special Teams Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2015: Special Teams Coordinator, San Francisco 49ers
  • 2014: Special Teams Coordinator, New York Jets
  • 2011-2013: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant, Louisiana State University
  • 2007-2010: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, New York Giants
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2004: Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach, University of Houston
  • 2003: Special Teams Coordinator, University of Houston
  • 2002: Special Teams Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Scottish Claymores (NFLE)
  • 2001: Pro Scouting Assistant, Houston Texans
  • 2001: Minority Intern, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 1998-2001: Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Willowridge High School (Houston, TX)
  • 1998: Graduate Assistant, University of Houston

“I was very impressed with T-Mac’s overall knowledge of the kicking game and the things that we need to do to execute in that part of the game,” Daboll said. “He’s had a lot of experience, good evaluator and I would just say the same thing that I said about Mike and Wink – good communicator, detailed and a good teammate.”

Feb 082022
 
Don "Wink" Martindale, Baltimore Ravens (September 13, 2021)

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The New York Giants have hired Don “Wink” Martindale as the team’s new defensive coordinator. Martindale was interviewed twice by the team, once virtually and a second time in person on Sunday. His contract is reportedly a 3-year deal.

The 58-year old Martindale served as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens since 2018. On January 21, Martindale and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh decided to mutually part ways. Ironically, the Giants interviewed Martindale in early January 2020 for their head coaching vacancy before hiring Joe Judge.

Martindale’s resume:

  • 2018-2021: Defensive Coordinator, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2012-2015: Inside Linebackers Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2010: Defensive Coordinator, Denver Broncos
  • 2009: Linebackers Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2006-2008: Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2004-2005: Inside Linebackers Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2003: Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 2001-2002: Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach, Western Kentucky University
  • 1999: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Western Illinois University
  • 1997-1998: Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1996: Defensive Ends Coach, University of Cincinnati
  • 1994-1995: Defensive Assistant, University of Notre Dame
  • 1988-1993: Defensive Coordinator for three high schools in Ohio
  • 1987: Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, Defiance College
  • 1986: Secondary Coach, Defiance College

While defensive coordinator of the Ravens, Martindale’s defenses ranked:

Points per Game:
2021: 19th
2020: 2nd
2019: 3rd
2018: 2nd

Yards per Game:
2021: 25th
2020: 7th
2019: 4th
2018: 1st

Passing Yards per Game:
2021: 32nd
2020: 6th
2019: 6th
2018: 5th

Rushing Yards per Game:
2021: 1st
2020: 8th
2019: 5th
2018: 4th

The other known candidates who the Giants interviewed for the position included University of Missouri Defensive Coordinator Steve Wilks, ex-Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Sean Desai, Tennessee Titans Senior Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz, and Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin.

Feb 072022
 
Don "Wink" Martindale, Baltimore Ravens (January 6, 2019)

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SECOND INTERVIEWS FOR DON MARTINDALE AND STEVE WILKS…
According to multiple sources, the New York Giants have interviewed both Don “Wink” Martindale and Steve Wilks for a second time, with these interviews being in person. Martindale’s second interview was on Sunday and Wilks’ second interview was on Monday. Their first interviews were held virtually last week.

The 58-year old Martindale served as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens since 2018. On January 21, Martindale and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh decided to mutually part ways. The Giants interviewed Martindale in early January 2020 for their head coaching vacancy before hiring Joe Judge.

The 52-year old Wilks is currently the defensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. He also has served as defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers (2017) and Cleveland Browns (2019). The Giants interviewed him for their head coaching vacancy in January 2018. After the Giants hired Pat Shurmur as head coach, Wilks became head coach of the Arizona Cardinals that year.

The Giants have virtually interviewed at least three other candidates for the defensive coordinator position, including Sean Desai, Jim Schwartz, and Teryl Austin.

The 38-year old Desai served as the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in 2021, after being promoted from safeties coach (2019-2020). He was not retained when the Bears fired Head Coach Matt Nagy.

The 55-year old Schwartz was the senior defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans in 2021. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-2020. The Giants requested permission to interview Schwartz for their head coaching vacancy in January 2018 before hiring Pat Shurmur.

The 56-year old Austin has served as the senior defensive assistant and secondary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2019. However, Austin has decided to remain with the Steelers, who are now  now promoting him to defensive coordinator. The Giants interviewed Austin for their head coaching vacancy in January 2016 before hiring Ben McAdoo.

GIANTS SIGN DAVIS WEBB AND JAMIE GILLAN…
The Giants have officially signed quarterback Davis Webb and punter Jamie Gillan to reserve/future contracts.

Webb spent most of the 2021 season on the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills, serving as the team’s #3 quarterback behind Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky. The Giants drafted Webb in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but waived in early September 2018 before the season started. The 27-year old, 6’5”, 225-pound Webb has spent time with the Giants (2017-2018), New York Jets (2018), Bills (2019-2021). His only playing time in a regular-season game came in garbage time in one game in 2021.

The 24-year old, 6’1”, 207-pound Gillan is Scottish born. He was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. Gillan served as Cleveland’s punter for all of 2019 and 2020, as well as most of 2021. The Browns waived him in late December and he was then signed to the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills. In 44 regular-season games, Gillan has averaged 44.7 yards per punt (39.8 net yards per punt).

Feb 072022
 
Davis Webb, New York Giants (August 24, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS LET MARK KONCZ GO…
The New York Giants have announced that Co-Director of Player Personnel Mark Koncz is not being retained. Koncz was brought in from the Carolina Panthers by then General Manager Dave Gettleman as a consultant prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. He was promoted to director of player personnel in June 2018. During the 2021 offseason, the Giants promoted Tim McDonnell from assistant director of player personnel to co-director of player personnel alongside Koncz. For now, McDonnell, who is team President/CEO John Mara’s nephew, is the sole director of player personnel.

Koncz was a member of the Panthers organization from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-2017. He worked under Gettleman when the latter was the Panthers’ general manager from 2013-2016.

JOE SCHOEN COMMENTS ON NEW ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER…
The Giants officially confirmed that they have hired Brandon Brown as assistant general manager. The 33-year old Brown was the director of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021. He replaces Kevin Abrams, who was named the team’s senior vice president of football operations and strategy on Saturday.

“Brandon has a strong reputation around the league as a leader, evaluator, and consensus builder,” said Schoen. “He is a tireless worker who has experience in pro personnel and college scouting. He has a progressive approach to the evaluation process. Brandon will help lead the player personnel department as well as assist across the entire football operation.”

DAVIS WEBB RETURNING TO THE GIANTS…
The Giants are expected to sign quarterback Davis Webb, who visited the team on Monday. Webb spent most of the 2021 season on the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills, serving as the team’s #3 quarterback behind Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky. The Giants drafted Webb in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but waived in early September 2018 before the season started. The 27-year old, 6’5”, 225-pound Webb has spent time with the Giants (2017-2018), New York Jets (2018), Bills (2019-2021). His only playing time in a regular-season game came in garbage time in one game in 2021.

Feb 062022
 
Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals (December 23, 2018)

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GIANTS INTERVIEW STEVE WILKS FOR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
According to multiple sources, the New York Giants have interviewed Steve Wilks for their vacant defensive coordinator position on Sunday. The 52-year old Wilks is currently the defensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. He also has served as defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers (2017) and Cleveland Browns (2019). The Giants interviewed him for their head coaching vacancy in January 2018. After the Giants hired Pat Shurmur as head coach, Wilks became head coach of the Arizona Cardinals that year.

The Giants have interviewed at least four other candidates for the defensive coordinator position, including Don “Wink” Martindale, Sean Desai, Jim Schwartz, and Teryl Austin.

The 58-year old Martindale served as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens since 2018. On January 21, Martindale and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh decided to mutually part ways. The Giants interviewed Martindale in early January 2020 for their head coaching vacancy before hiring Joe Judge.

The 38-year old Desai served as the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in 2021, after being promoted from safeties coach (2019-2020). He was not retained when the Bears fired Head Coach Matt Nagy.

The 55-year old Schwartz was the senior defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans in 2021. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-2020. The Giants requested permission to interview Schwartz for their head coaching vacancy in January 2018 before hiring Pat Shurmur.

The 56-year old Austin has served as the senior defensive assistant and secondary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2019. However, Austin has decided to remain with the Steelers, who are now  now promoting him to defensive coordinator. The Giants interviewed Austin for their head coaching vacancy in January 2016 before hiring Ben McAdoo.