A ton of focus on the NY Giants over the past day has been Wink Martindale deciding to resign as defensive coordinator, but don't forget that other Brian Daboll assistants are also out the door. The list includes offensive line coach Bobby Johnson, who was fired on Monday morning.
The play of the offensive line was a nightmare in 2023, with the G-Men giving up 85 sacks, the second most in a single campaign ever. The effort from the group was embarrassing at times, so Coach Dabes has to find the right replacement to fix things. Could that man be Raiders offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo?
Carmen Bricillo will interview to replace Bobby Johnson as NY Giants offensive line coach
According to NFL insider Mike Garafolo, Bricillo will be interviewing with the G-Men to replace Johnson as OL coach. Bricillo has 20 years of coaching experience and he just wrapped up his second season with the Raiders.
Prior to joining Las Vegas, Bricillo spent three years with the Patriots, one as a coaching assistant and two as OL coach. Now, with so many changes coming in Vegas, it could open the door for him to join his third NFL organization - and the Giants clearly have interest.
Johnson simply wasn't getting the job done with the Giants and the writing was on the wall for him. A major issue was not being able to help develop some of the young talent up front, including former No. 7 overall pick Evan Neal.
This is where Bricillo could come in. Despite the Raiders offensive line not having any superstars in the trenches, he still helped the Raiders OL impress. Remember when Las Vegas took on New York in Week 9? New York's pass-rush couldn't get anything done, as Bricillo's men put on a show.
Neal had another tough year, but Schoen isn't ready to throw in the towel on his potential at right tackle. A coaching change could be just what's needed to help the youngster show the kind of improvement people have been waiting for. We'll find out soon if Bricillo lands an offer, but Daboll giving him a shot could be a wise decision.