New England’s season is over and their dynasty may be as well. Now is the time to bring Bill Belichick back home and revitalize the New York Giants.
The New York Giants search for their next head coach continues. According to the tracker on Giants.com, four men have interviewed so far. Kris Richard, most recently Dallas’ passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach led the parade on January 2. He was followed by former Green Bay Super Bowl-winning Head Coach, Mike McCarthy, the next day. Saturday, both Kansas City Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy, and Baltimore Defensive Coordinator Don Martindale were in town.
Three more interviews are scheduled for the coming week. It’s New England Offensive Coordinator (and former Denver HC) Josh McDaniels on Monday. Former G-Men assistant and current Baylor University Head Coach Matt Rhule is scheduled for Tuesday meetings. Finally Pats Special Teams Coordinator Joe Judge has his turn on Wednesday.
Say what you want about any of these candidates, but there is no doubt all of them in some form or another is qualified to be an NFL head coach, just not the Giants head coach. The New York market is completely different than anywhere else. It’s not a job for someone who hasn’t been a head coach at either the college or pro level.
This is why the G-Men have generally stayed away from doing so. Two of the last three times they tried promoting an assistant to New York Giants Head Coach, it ended badly. Ben McAdoo (2016-17) and Bill Arnsparger (1974-76) were failures. Ray Perkins (1979-82), on the other hand, was a moderate success with a 23-24 record and set up the Parcells Era which followed. All of these interviews could be moot, however.
A strange name has come on to the rumor mill to lead Big Blue, Bill Belichick. He’s made no secret of his affinity for the place and team where his coaching career took off as an assistant and he certainly checks all the boxes for what any team would want in a head coach. No one knows what the contract status of New England’s coach is. Speculation is that it’s up to Bellichick as to how long he wants to stay with the Patriots. The man has certainly earned it with six Super Bowl Rings in 20 years at their helm.