REPORT – GIANTS INTERVIEW PAUL PASQUALONI FOR DEFENSIVE LINE COACH…
FOXSports is reporting that the New York Giants have interviewed Paul Pasqualoni for the team’s vacant defensive line coaching position. Robert Nunn had served as the Giants’ defensive line coach since 2010, but the team reportedly was not interested in retaining his services. Nunn was hired by the Cleveland Browns last week as their new defensive line coach.
The 66-year old Pasqualoni served as the defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, Chicago Bears in 2014, the Houston Texans in 2015. Pasqualoni resigned from the Texans last week, reportedly so he could be closer to his family on the East Coast. From 2011-2013, he was the head coach at the University of Connecticut. From 2008-2009, Pasqualoni was the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. He is probably best known for his work as head coach at the Syracuse University from 1991-2004.
ELI MANNING FINALIST FOR MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD…
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes an NFL player for excellence on and off the field. It was established in 1970, and renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. If Manning wins, he will be the first Giants player to be selected the NFL Man of the Year in the award’s 46-year history.
Each NFL team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact in his community. Manning is heavily involved in a number of charities for children. The other two finalists are San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin and New Orleans tight end Benjamin Watson. The winner will be announced on February 6th.
- Where the Giants roster went wrong in 2015 compared to the NFL’s conference finalists by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants know offense they’ll run but not who will call it by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Super Bowl 50 a far cry from Jon Beason’s Panthers years by Tom Rock of Newsday