Colts are trying to steal Wink Martindale from the Giants and we hate it

Wink Martdinale, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Wink Martdinale, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

Earlier in the week, plenty of NY Giants fans hit the panic button when it was reported that the Houston Texans would hold a second interview with offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. Unfortunately, he’s not the only assistant coach people have to worry about potentially leaving the team this offseason.

Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale had an interview earlier in the month with the Colts for their head coaching vacancy. Apparently things went so well for him, that Jim Irsay has decided to bring him in for another meeting.

While Jeff Saturday might still be in contention, the Colts are looking for a veteran coach to come in and turn the team around. Martindale could end up being their guy, which would be a blow for head man Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen.

Colts will host Wink Martdinale for a second interview this weekend

With all of his experience, it would make sense why the Colts would be so interested in Martindale. From the moment he arrived to the Giants, Martindale became a popular figure in the locker room and he really helped bring out the best in a lot of the young players on the team. Martindale was a home-run hire by Daboll and Schoen.

Martindale has always wanted to be a head coach, which is why the Colts could be able to steal him from the G-Men. Indianapolis is in a bit of a rebuild, but Martindale could prove to be the guy to bring back some excitement for their fan base.

A spicy hire is needed from Irsay, but a lot of Giants supporters are hoping he ends up going elsewhere.  It’s no secret that the Giants had a rebuilding roster themselves, but things are only going to get better for NY in free agency and the draft.

The hope is that the entire coaching staff will be back to try and not only get the G-Men back to the postseason, but have the squad go even further next winter. It feels like a toss up as to whether or not Martindale will be part of NY’s plans for 2023.