In the aftermath of former NY Giants head coach Pat Shurmur’s firing, Dave Gettleman and the front office have gotten to work quickly in the coaching search and it has started to heat up.
The past few days have seen multiple head coaching candidates either interview or set up interviews for the NY Giants head coaching gig. All of them have been interesting, without a doubt.
The favorite in the Big Blue search remains Baylor head coach Matt Rhule, who the Giants recently secured for an interview on Tuesday. But they do have to consider whether he wants to go through the trouble of leaving Baylor for the job, despite his interest.
Regardless, to start off this list of candidates, it is best to look over what kind of candidate the Giants are looking for specifically. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports the Giants are looking for a “defensive-minded” head coach instead of the offensive guru that would be expected to supplement quarterback Daniel Jones’ development.
Along with this, he says the next candidate will likely not call their own plays as some in the organization would prefer them not to. Owner John Mara and general manager Dave Gettleman have been quoted saying “leadership” remains one of the most important qualities, with that person being capable of taking control of the roster and building a culture conducive to winning.
Co-owner Steve Tisch also added that a “very impressive track record” is important as well. One last thing to note about a potential candidate is that they likely will have to be willing to cede some power to Gettleman when it comes to personnel decisions.
Gettleman has stated he’d be willing to give up some of his power, but it remains to be seen whether that is true or not.
Without further speculation, here’s the timeline of the candidates the NY Giants are expected to, or already have, interview to lead this franchise into the future and more.