In an offseason that has already seen a ton of change for the NY Giants, head man Brian Daboll is still looking to find someone to replace veteran defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. Several people have been interviewed, but Daboll has swung and missed on some of his top guys.
The list includes former Ravens defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, who ended up taking the DC job with the Tennessee Titans. According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, multiple top targets for Daboll have decided to stay away from East Rutherford because they're unsure about his future with the team beyond next campaign. This is a major cause for concern:
Giants DC candidates are reportedly worried about Brian Daboll's future
In addition to Wilson joining the Titans, Bobby Babich decided to stay in Buffalo as well after he was offered a promotion by Sean McDermott. Elsewhere, the Giants have also interviewed Jerome Henderson, Anthony Campanile, Shane Bowen and others.
Just one year ago, Daboll and his staff were riding high after going 9-7-1 and taking down the Vikings in the Wild Card Round. It was the first trip to the postseason for the organization since 2016. However, 2023 quite literally couldn't have gone worse for them.
The Giants faced an incredible amount of injuries and they went 6-11 on the year, finishing in third place of the NFC East standings and missing out on the postseason. In recent months, headlines have been dominated by the turmoil between Daboll and former assistants.
The Martindale drama is still talked about, while rumors continue to fly that although Mike Kafka is expected to be back as offensive coordinator, he and Daboll have a rocky relationship. Add in the fact that there's outside noise that Daboll may be on the hot seat and it's a perfect storm for Big Blue.
A decision on a new defensive coordinator was supposed to be in by now, but there's still no new leader for the Giants defense. After seeing this latest report from Raanan, it has us feeling like it could be a little while longer until a new hire is announced.