Late last month, it was reported that Jim Schwartz was among the favorites (or possibly the favorite) to become the next head coach of the Giants. It now seems possible that the Giants have cooled on him. To date, the Cardinals are the only team to have formally requested an interview with Schwartz, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via PFT).
The Eagles defensive coordinator was thought to be among this year’s hottest coaching names. He was listed as one of the NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel’s top candidates and he was quickly linked to the G-Men after Ben McAdoo was handed a pink slip. For one reason or another, the Giants may be having second thoughts about Schwartz.
It’s possible that the Giants fear fan backlash related to Schwartz’s rough tenure as the head coach of the Lions. It’s also possible that new GM Dave Gettleman isn’t as big of a fan of him as others in the organization. Whatever the case may be, it’s a situation to keep an eye on. Logic dictates that the Giants probably won’t consider him at all if they do not submit a request to speak with him in the coming days.
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