New York Giants: Head Coach Short List Grows

Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Kris Richard of the Seattle Seahawks, circa 2011. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images) /

3. Kris Richard

Coming in at third on this list we have Kris Richard, passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Richard is one of the two candidates who has already interviewed for the Big Blue head coaching position and to be completely honest, I’m not quite sure why.

With candidates who have won Super Bowls as head coaches or offensive/defensive coordinators and some who have helped teams become relevant, why are they going after a passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach from a team that just went 8-8?

While Richard did serve as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator from 2015-2017, that is the only experience he has holding a top coaching job in the NFL. Now, to be fair he did help Seattle win an NFC Championship as defensive coordinator and had Pete Carrol made a different call on the goal line, he might’ve helped them win a Super Bowl, but still, my point remains.

Here is Richard’s NFL resume:

  • Seattle Seahawks: 2010 assistant defensive backs coach
  • Seattle Seahawks: 2011 cornerbacks coach
  • Seattle Seahawks: 2012-14 defensive backs coach (Super Bowl XLVIII Champion)
  • Seattle Seahawks: 2015-17 defensive coordinator (2015 NFC Champion)
  • Dallas Cowboys: 2018-present passing game coordinator & defensive backs coach

As you can see Richard has held just about every coaching position on the defensive side of the ball and even a position on the offensive side, but his lack of experience as one of the most important coaches (head coach, offensive/defensive coordinator) scares me.

I believe Richard is not a serious candidate for the job but the New York Giants simply wanted to bring him in, hear him out and maybe find a diamond in the rough, but who knows. Richard does have a Super Bowl ring, but so do several other guys on this list and ultimately I would not expect Kris Richard to be the next head coach of the New York Giants.