With Wink Martindale not returning, it's time for NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen to find the right replacement to lead the defense. Luckily for Giants fans, a big name is in East Rutherford to interview to be the team's new defensive coordinator.
That'd be Ravens defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson. Wilson just helped Baltimore post an incredible campaign on D, but unfortunately things ended in heartbreaking fashion thanks to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, though, the Giants will hope to get things done with Wilson and it looks like he's the top choice to potentially land the job.
Giants are holding a second interview with Dennard Wilson on Monday
There are plenty of other candidates in mind for the G-Men, but Wilson is the first guy to land a second interview. Not only that, but Schoen and Co. wasted no time setting up a meeting with Wilson to start the week. That alone tells you how interested the team is and the buzz is he's currently the top choice.
Wilson has plenty of coaching experience, with recent stops with the Ravens and Eagles. He was both a DBs coach and pass-game coordinator for Philly. This season with Baltimore. he really made a difference, holding the Chiefs to 17 points in the Divisional Round and the Texans to 10 in the Wild Card Round.
The Ravens had Super Bowl aspirations, but the offense simply wasn't able to get the job done vs. Kansas City. Meanwhile for the Giants, they've been busy filling in spots for Daboll's staff, but DC is the top priority right now. It's unknown if Mike Kafka will be back as OC too.
Wilson would be a splash hire, but he's also set to interview with the Rams and Titans. If Schoen and Daboll feel like he could help get the Giants back to the postseason and bring out the best in the young stars, though, then let's hope they don't let him leave town without an eye-opening offer on the table.