STEVE TISCH: GIANTS HOPE TO HAVE NEW COACH BY END OF WEEK…
New York Giants Chairman and Executive Vice President Steve Tisch told reporters at an NFL meeting on Tuesday night that the team hopes to have selected its new head coach by the end of this week. All New York Giants coaching interviews have been jointly conducted by team President/CEO John Mara and Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese.
“We’ve seen about six great candidates,” Tisch said. “John and I hope to resolve it by the end of the week, and I think we can… I’ve been talking to Jerry every day. John and Jerry have been, you know, handling the actual on-site interviews and I’ve been brought up to date every day. John and I are going to have a long conversation (on Wednesday).”
The Giants have interviewed six candidates:
- New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo
- New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
- Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin
- Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase
- Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone
- Former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith
Gase has already been hired by the Dolphins.
“I have a couple candidates who I think will be potentially really good head coaches, but I want to reserve expressing my thoughts to you until John, Jerry and I have a chance to talk later in the week,” Tisch said.
HUE JACKSON HIRED BY BROWNS…
The New York Giants interview of Bengals Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson never occurred. Jackson, who reportedly was set to interview with the Giants on Wednesday, was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their new head coach on Wednesday instead. Jackson had also interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers.
NYG interest in Hue Jackson made it interesting but Jackson was telling friends recently it was Cle or SF all the way.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 13, 2016
GIANTS POSITION COACHES INTERVIEWING ELSEWHERE…
Although all of the New York Giants assistant coaches have 1-year remaining on their contracts, the team has apparently given permission to some, if not all, of them to interview elsewhere.
- Wide Receivers Coach Sean Ryan is interviewing with the Houston Texans for the same position.
- Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty has interviewed with the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings for the same position.
- Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann has interviewed with the Indianapolis Colts for the same position. The Colts hired Herrmann on Wednesday.
- Handicapping ‘thin’ field of Giants coaching candidates by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- Ranking the Giants’ coaching candidates by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Why Giants should call Nick Saban and why he might listen by Steve Serby of The New York Post