The NY Giants fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo Wednesday, in an unexpected move
The NY Giants made a shocking change to the coaching staff Wednesday, firing offensive line coach Marc Colombo and replacing him with Dave DeGuglielmo, a team source confirmed to GMenHQ.
Reports surfaced from NFL Network that Giants head coach Joe Judge had devoted significantly more time during practice the past couple weeks to the offensive line, but still, the Giants’ offensive line had made market improvements in recent games.
Judge has been a hands on head coach since his arrival, spending time with various position groups, so it shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that he has dedicated more time to the offensive line in recent weeks.
Colombo followed offensive coordinator Jason Garrett from the Dallas Cowboys, so there was some continuity in the staff prior to this move.
Over the past three weeks, Giants rookie and fourth-overall draft choice Andrew Thomas had made significant strides, allowing just one sack over that span. Much of Thomas’ improvement came after reverting to the technique he used at the University of Georgia as he developed into one of the SEC’s most dominant linemen. Perhaps, the Giants reached a tipping point with Colombo trying to change Thomas’ technique early in the season.
DeGuglielmo previously served as the Giants’ assistant offensive line coach under Pat Flaherty from 2004-2008.
Additionally, DeGuglielmo has prior experience sharing a staff with Judge, when they both worked for the New England Patriots from 2014-2015.
The Giants are on the bye this week, and return to action against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 29.