Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

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A report from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News has revealed that New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the favorite to land the New York Giants head coaching job.

Patricia, who's served as New England's defensive coordinator since 2012, has been a candidate for other head coaching vacancies in recent years and is reportedly the top candidate for the Lions' gig as well, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King in his latest MMQB blog. The Patriots host the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday.

As for Josh McDaniels, this would seemingly leave just the Colts job, as he interviewed with the Giants, Colts and Bears, and it would appear the Colts job is the only one which remains available.




Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports "that all signs are pointing to Matt Patricia" as Big Blue's next head coach. Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Green Bay Packers associate head coach Winston Moss and current offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter have interviewed for the job.

He arrived as an offensive assistant and his since helped on the offensive line, coached linebackers, safeties and overseen a unit as defensive coordinator. During that span, NY has had five other coaches: Ray Handley (1991-92), Dan Reeves (1993-96), Jim Fassel (1197-2003), Tom Coughlin (2004-2015) and Ben McAdoo (2016-17). The NFL coaching carousel sure is spinning with Patricia. The Giants will hold their sixth and final interview with former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday. Meantime, here's what Lions fans are saying to the news.

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