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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1. Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce

If, for some silly reason, the Raiders opt to not retain Antonio Pierce as their head coach next season, we fully expect the Giants to go all in on bringing the former Super Bowl champion in to be their defensive coordinator. Pierce has clear and obvious ties to the organization and after serving as head coach, he may not want to go back to being a position coach like he was prior. This may open the door up to mutual interest in bringing the Giants legend in to be the team's new defensive coordinator.

Prior to joining the Raiders, Pierce spent time as the defensive coordinator for Arizona State, so he has experience in a higher-up position on the coaching tree. This, combined with the way players worked under him following his promotion to interim head coach, makes it easy to understand why so many people already want Pierce to return to New York.

Pierce spent the majority of his NFL career with the Giants, where he'd make his only career Pro Bowl, while also helping New York win the Super Bowl in 2008. Now, Pierce has the chance to return to Big Blue and help their new Super Bowl aspirations with a different generation of players eager to be coached by him. This would be a home-run hire if it happens.

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