Jan 272022
 
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Leslie Frazier, Buffalo Bills (October 31, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS FINISHING UP HEAD COACH INTERVIEWS…
The New York Giants officially confirmed that they interviewed Brian Flores on Thursday in person at the team’s facilities. The interview was conducted by General Manager Joe Schoen, team President/CEO John Mara, and team Chairman/Executive Vice President Steve Tisch. According to the team’s press release, Flores also met with other members of the front office and toured the facility. Flores was head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2019 to 2021.

Unless something changes, the last candidate to be interviewed will be Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier for a second time on Friday. This meeting will be in person at the team’s facilities. The first interview was held virtually last Saturday.

The number of candidates the Giants have interviewed stands at six. The other four are Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll (interviewed virtually last Friday and in person on Tuesday), Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Lou Anarumo (interviewed virtually last Sunday), Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn (interviewed in person on Monday), and New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham (interviewed in person on Wednesday).

However, Quinn announced today that he is no longer interested in pursing a head coaching vacancy this year and will be returning to the Dallas Cowboys as their defensive coordinator in 2022.

JOE SCHOEN SIGNS FIRST BUFFALO BILL…
The Giants have signed running back Antonio Williams, who has spent most of the past two seasons on the Practice Squad of the Buffalo Bills, to a reserve/future contract. The 24-year old, 5’11”, 215-pound Williams was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Bills after the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in one regular-season game in 2020, carrying the ball 12 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

Jan 242022
 
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Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (January 9, 2022)

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SECOND INTERVIEW FOR BRIAN DABOLL; DAN QUINN INTERVIEW COMPLETED…
The New York Giants will interview Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll for Giants’ head coaching vacancy for a second time on Tuesday at the team’s facilities. The first interview was held virtually last Friday night in advance of the Bills’ playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Daboll is perceived by many in the media as a favorite to land the job given his relationship with new General Manager Joe Schoen, who served as assistant general manager of the Bills for the past five seasons.

Thus far, the interviews have been conducted by Schoen, team President/CEO John Mara, and team Chairman/Executive Vice President Steve Tisch.

The Giants officially confirmed that they interviewed Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn in person on Monday. Before joining the Cowboys in 2021, the 51-year old Quinn served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020.

The other candidates who the Giants have interviewed include Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Lou Anarumo, who the team interviewed virtually on Sunday, and Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier, who the team interviewed virtually on Saturday morning.

The team will reportedly interview Patrick Graham. Graham has served as the team’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons under Joe Judge, who was fired earlier this month.

The Giants are also believed to be interested in Brian Flores, who was last the head coach of the Dolphins from 2019 to 2021.

JOE SCHOEN INTRODUCTORY PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR WEDNESDAY…
The Giants will hold the introductory press conference for Joe Schoen, the team’s new general manager, on Wednesday at 11:45 AM. The press conference will be streamed live at Giants.com.

Jan 232022
 
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Lou Anarumo, Cincinnati Bengals (November 2, 2021)

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In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Giants interviewed Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Lou Anarumo on Sunday for the team’s head coaching vacancy. The interview was conducted virtually by new General Manager Joe Schoen, team President/CEO John Mara, and team Chairman/Executive Vice President Steve Tisch.

The 55-year old Anarumo has served as the defensive coordinator of the Bengals since 2019. The Bengals finished 18th in yards allowed and 17th in points allowed on defense in 2021.

Ironically, before joining the Bengals, Anarumo was the defensive backs coach of the Giants under Head Coach Pat Shurmur in 2018. Besides his previous connection with the Giants, Anarumo was with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-2017 as defensive backs coach when Schoen was with Miami in their front office.

The Giants will also interview Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn in person on Monday. The 51-year old Quinn has drawn interest from six NFL teams with head coaching vacancies. Before joining the Cowboys in 2021, the 51-year old Quinn served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020. His teams were 43-42 in the regular season and 3-2 in the post-season. In the 2016 season, his Falcons reached the Super Bowl, but lost to the New England Patriots in overtime.

The Giants interviewed Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll on Friday night and Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday morning. Both interviews were conducted virtually in advance of the Bills’ playoff game on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The team will reportedly interview Patrick Graham. Graham has served as the team’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons under Joe Judge, who was fired earlier this month.

The Giants are also believed to be interested in Brian Flores, who was last the head coach of the Dolphins from 2019 to 2021.

Jan 212022
 
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Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (November 21, 2021)

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With Joe Schoen now officially the new general manager of the New York Giants, the team has moved onto its next big decision, and that is hiring the new head coach. As anticipated by many, the first two candidates to be interviewed will be Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll and Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier for the team’s head coaching vacancy. The new general manager, Joe Schoen, was the assistant general manager of the Bills for the past five seasons. Schoen is expected to interview Daboll on Friday night and Frazier on Saturday morning before the team travels to Kansas City for a playoff game on Sunday. Giants’ team ownership may join the interview virtually by Zoom.

The 46-year old Daboll has served as offensive coordinator of the Bills since 2018. He also served as offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns (2009-2010), Miami Dolphins (2011), and Kansas City Chiefs (2012). Daboll has already interviewed for the head coaching vacancies with the Dolphins and Chicago Bears.

The 62-year old Frazier has served as defensive coordinator for the Bills since 2017. He also served as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2010 to 2013. Frazier has also interviewed with the Dolphins and Bears for their head coaching vacancies.

Schoen and the Giants are also believed to be interested in 40-year old Brian Flores, who was last the head coach of the Dolphins from 2019 to 2021. Flores was surprisingly fired by the Dolphins on January 10th after his team compiled a 9-8 record. Flores has interviewed with the Bears and Houston Texans for their head coaching vacancies. ESPN is reporting that Flores would prefer to coach the Giants.

Per our previous report, the Giants have already requested to interview Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn. It is not known if the Cowboys and Quinn accepted that request. Quinn has drawn interest from six NFL teams with head coaching vacancies. He declined to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jan 192022
 
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Dan Quinn, Dallas Cowboys (October 3, 2021)

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GIANTS REQUEST INTERVIEW WITH DAN QUINN…
The New York Giants have requested permission from the Dallas Cowboys to interview their defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn, for the team’s head coaching vacancy. Before joining the Cowboys in 2021, the 51-year old Quinn served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020. His teams were 43-42 in the regular season and 3-2 in the post-season. In the 2016 season, his Falcons reached the Super Bowl, but lost to the New England Patriots in overtime.

Quinn has drawn interest from the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Miami Dolphins regarding their head coaching vacancies.

SECOND INTERVIEW FOR ADAM PETERS…
The Giants will interview Adam Peters a second time for the team’s general manager vacancy. Peters is the assistant general manager of the San Francisco 49ers and is scheduled to interview with the team on Thursday. He is the third of nine original candidates to receive a second interview, joining Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager Joe Schoen and Kansas City Chiefs Executive Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles.