The Giants search for a new head coach continues, but one name is apparently standing out. The 13-2 Eagles rank sixth in points allowed this season, although they surrendered 504 yards to the Giants in a 34-29 win at MetLife Stadium in Week 15.
Earlier this week, Giants co-owner John Mara wanted to make it very clear that the organization wants to hire a head coach with enough experience.
According to Gary Myers of The New York Daily News, McDaniels and Patricia are "1 and 1A" in the eyes of new Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
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"I think, obviously, it has to be somebody who has either had head coaching experience or at least has been a coordinator for a significant period of time because I think if you don't have that, the odds are really stacked against you", Mara said after introducing the 66-year-old Gettleman on Friday. NY has since been led by Steve Spagnuolo on an interim basis. Before coaching Detroit, Schwartz spent 10 years with the Tennessee Titans, serving as defensive coordinator for eight of those seasons.
Schwartz has always been rumored for a second job and perhaps he deserves one, but his previous record will loom large in Gotham until he starts stringing wins together. He inherited an 0-16 team and had Detroit in the playoffs by his third season in 2011.
McDaniels, who returned to New England following stints in Denver and St. Louis, has been the Patriots' offensive coordinator since 2012. Gettleman is a 30-year National Football League veteran who spent four seasons as the Carolina Panthers' general manager and 15 seasons as a personnel executive in the Giants organization.