Is Matt Patricia set to spurn the Lions for the Giants?

Rachel Hardy
January 11, 2018

Late last week, reports surfaced that suggested New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking over as head coach of the Detroit Lions was basically a formality.

Patricia reportedly had interviews with the Giants, Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals last week, but seems to favor NY, according to multiple sources. Get the app and get the game. And while Patricia doesn't have the National Football League head coaching experience that Mara prefers, he does satisfy the Giants' baseline requirement of significant time spent as a coordinator, in year six now running the Patriots' perennially respectable defense. But, of course, so is winning and there certainly isn't a head coaching candidate out there smarter than Patricia.

However, it's Patricia, a NY native and former offensive lineman, that is believed to be favored by new general manager David Gettleman who, according to the Daily News, is keen on fixing the Giants' offensive line and improving the franchise's culture. However, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported Wednesday that he's heard Patricia favors the Giants job. As one of the NFL's most respected defensive coordinators, Patricia would harness that talent back to an elite status.The Giants should be better offensively in 2018, as well. He arrived as an offensive assistant and his since helped on the offensive line, coached linebackers, safeties and overseen a unit as defensive coordinator.

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Have the Giants already made their decision on a new head coach?

Over the past decade, the Giants have won another two champions as their defense did the unthinkable: Stop future Hall of Famer and Patriots legend Tom Brady twice while allowing just 31 combined points to the high-powered New England offense in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. The Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and the Giants interviewed McDaniels, while the Arizona Cardinals interviewed Flores.

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