The NY Giants and Brian Daboll are looking far and wide to find their Wink Martindale replacement. Several names have popped up, including Ravens defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson and others of intrigue. Now, a new name to keep an eye on for defensive coordinator has arrived.
According to ESPN insider Jordan Raanan, the Giants have put in an official interview request for Bills linebackers coach Bobby Babich. Babich of course knows Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen from their days together in Buffalo. Could this lead to another arrival to East Rutherford from the AFC East side?
The Giants will interview Bills LBs coach Bobby Babich for their DC opening
Babich, 40, has been with the Bills since 2017. That season, he served as assistant defensive backs coach. Then from 2018-21, he was the team's safeties coach, doing wonders to help out both Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde - two studs who have received All-Pro honors in the past while under Babich.
This past year for the Bills, Babich moved over to coach the linebackers. The Bills defense was a force this fall and winter and the team had hopes of finally getting back to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for Babich and Sean McDermott, those dreams came to an end on Sunday in the loss to the Chiefs.
Despite that, Babich has proven he can get the job done as an assistant and Daboll is interested in seeing how he could potentially make an impact for the NY defense. Babich has no defensive play-calling experience in the NFL, so this would certainly be a pretty big change for him.
Having said that, his familiarity with Daboll and Schoen isn't something that can be overlooked. Combined with him building his experience and coaching up different positions in recent seasons, it's no wonder Coach Dabes wants to set up an interview with him. There are other guys who might be higher on the board among Giants Nation, but keep an eye on Babich moving forward.