New York Giants: It’s time to bring Bill Belichick home

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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John Mara, President, CEO and co-owner, New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) /

Why the Giants need him

From a New York Giants perspective, Belichick cures many ills. He’d be a stable choice as head coach. Ideally, Belichick would stay four-to-six seasons and groom his replacement. Additionally, he’d have full personnel decision power and could keep those duties after he leaves the sidelines. There has been no better evaluator of NFL talent in the last 20 years than Belichick.

Finally, he brings a culture shift. The Patriots locker room operates within certain parameters that center around the team first. It does so because a) Belichick has earned it, and b) he has leaders in the room who keep it that way and enforce a standard of behavior.

This is a marriage that must happen for Big Blue. It may be somewhat contrary to what the G-Men just did by retaining current GM Dave Gettleman, but Belichick is worth the departure from New York’s usual method of operations. If Mara and Tisch are so worried about Gettleman, there are other jobs in the organization he can slide into. Then it’s up to him to get over not being the smartest guy in the room.

McDaniels has been somewhat wishy-washy about interviewing with other teams, despite being a much sought after candidate. He is allegedly New England’s Head Coach in Waiting when Belichick either hangs it up or leaves the team. It may be because McDaniels thinks his boss is entertaining other opportunities. This isn’t the first time Belichick has been linked to a Giants return.

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