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Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

Considered to be a favorite for the Detroit Lions head coaching vacancy, the New York Daily News is reporting that "all signs are pointing" to Matt Patricia as the next head coach of the New York Giants. Get the app and get the game.

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 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 flawless match.

Peter King of MMQB (Monday Morning Quarterback) offered this take on the potential of Patricia heading to East Rutherford: In Detroit, I hear Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the choice over Houston's defensive boss, Mike Vrabel-but Patricia favors the Giants.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, 52, was also reported as a candidate for the Giants' head coaching job following an interview on Saturday.

The former RPI offensive lineman graduated with an aeronautical engineering degree and as Pat Leonard of the Daily News wrote, "A rocket scientist has blasted his way into the lead to be the Giants' next head coach". In fact, there are indications he prefers the Giants to the Lions. He also thinks Patricia and new general manager Dave Gettleman would be on the same page in terms of putting that strong defensive team together.

Nothing official can occur with Patricia until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs.

While Patricia, 43, doesn't have the head coaching experience Giants co-owner John Mara is seeking, he has been a part of three Super Bowl titles in New England, including two as defensive coordinator. The longer he, or another available candidate, doesn't fill that job, the more nervous the Lions front office should feel.

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