4 potential Wink Martindale replacements after he resigned from the Giants

Who will Brian Daboll bring in next to lead the defense?

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Well, contrary to some fan belief, it would appear that Jay Glazer's initial report stating that there were tensions between Brian Daboll and Wink Martindale were correct, as the 60-year-old defensive coordinator announced his resignation Monday afternoon.

Now, with a glaring hole for the coaching staff, we're sure Daboll, Joe Schoen, and the rest of the NY Giants front office will be searching for a new defensive coordinator in the coming weeks. While there's no telling who they'll eventually pick, we have four potential candidates who we believe have a higher chance than others to get the job:

4. NY Giants DB coach Jerome Henderson

One of the most highly touted coaches from Wink Martindale's staff has to be Jerome Henderson - the job he has done with this team's secondary despite the lack of talent at times is nothing short of incredible and he could be rewarded for it. The way he's coached up guys like Jason Pinnock, who went from undrafted waiver signing to starting safety, has been incredible.

Alongside this, Henderson has taught the Giants' young corners how to properly adapt to the press-man coverage scheme that Martindale employs. This can't be easy and we have to give Henderson his props with the way he's consistently had his guys ready week in and week out.

With that in mind, it makes sense that the Giants could consider moving Henderson up the chain if they wish to make an in-house hire. He knows Martindale's system and likely won't have to change the way he coaches his players too much which could be a positive.

It makes sense that the Giants look outside the organization to hire a new coordinator. However, if they look within, there likely isn't a better option than Henderson. His 17 years of experience in the NFL has built up quite the resume that could be of use as the head of a defense.