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Dave Gettleman, New York Giants (February 27, 2019)

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The New York Giants officially confirmed that they interviewed Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator Kris Richard for the team’s head-coaching vacancy on Thursday. The Giants said Richard met with team President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara, General Manager Dave Gettleman, Vice President of Football Operations and Assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams, and “other staff.”

“A very impressive guy and we really enjoyed our time with him,” Gettleman said on WFAN later in the day.

The 40-year old Richard has served as Dallas’ defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator since 2018. Before that he served in a variety of roles with the Seattle Seahawks, including defensive coordinator (2015-2017), defensive backs coach (2012-2014), cornerbacks coach (2011), and assistant defensive backs coach (2010).

According to media reports, the Giants have also set up interviews with the following head-coaching candidates on Friday and Saturday:

  • FRIDAY: Former Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy
  • SATURDAY: Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy
  • SATURDAY: Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale

Per previous media reports, the Giants have also requested to meet with:

  • New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Josh McDaniels
  • New England Patriots Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Joe Judge

New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman was interviewed by the following stations on Thursday:

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