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Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

11 January 2018

As head coaching openings are starting to be filled around the league, the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals are still looking.

The New England Patriots defensive coordinator is also reportedly the favorite for the Detroit Lions head coaching position, but "Patricia favors the Giants", according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King. 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.

On Wednesday, Leonard reported that "all signs" pointed to the Giants hiring the Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator. Many believed he'd be headed to the Lions, but it has since been reported that he favors the Giants over the other two teams.

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.

"The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a ideal match, " the Daily News's Pat Leonard wrote. "The news was that the Patriots believe he will be leaving, regardless of where he ends up". Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.

Patricia could take some members of the Patriots coaching staff with him, so that is something to watch for in the coming weeks.

Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach