The Giants are considering an in-house candidate for the HC vacancy. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (via Twitter), the team is expected to interview defensive coordinator Patrick Graham for the position.
This is the first time this offseason that Graham has been connected to a head coach gig. Last offseason, he was connected to the Jets HC job.
Graham broke into coaching as a graduate assistant with Wagner College back in 2002. He slowly worked his way up the collegiate ranks and landed his first NFL gig with the Patriots in 2009. He served as Brian Flores‘ DC with with the Dolphins in 2019 before joining Joe Judge‘s first coaching staff with the Giants.
His work with the Giants is what has created the HC buzz. Despite not having a ton of individual talent to work with, Graham coaxed a top-10 performance out of his unit in 2020 in terms of points allowed, and though the New York defense struggled through much of the first half of 2021, the club had a few standout performances (including a three-game stretch where they yielded just 39 points despite facing the likes of Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes). Graham’s reputation as a play-caller, along with his ability to forge strong relationships with his players, has attracted league-wide attention.
Graham is now the fifth name connected to the NYG vacancy, a list that also includes:
- Brian Daboll, offensive coordinator (Bills): Interviewed 1/21
- Brian Flores, former head coach (Dolphins): Mentioned as candidate
- Leslie Frazier, defensive coordinator (Bills): To interview 1/22
- Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator (Cowboys): Interview requested
5 comments on “Giants To Interview DC Patrick Graham For HC Position”
No way he gets the job!!
Would be interesting and then get Dorsey to run the offense?
Daboll absolutely…the GM and HC working together to fix the offense…..no need to re-cycled ex NFL Head Coaches like Frazier or Quinn and Flores has already shown to be way too power hungry and our new GM isn’t going to get into a power struggle before the ink is dry on his contract….Mara should have stayed out of the direct communication with Flores….big misstep that put Schoen in a funny spot right off the bat….he should stay completely out of this period other than shaking the new HC’s hand after being hired.
Please say this is a typo???!!! No way do I want graham as HC. He was so over hyped as a DC. Main stat for him 79-0. The amount we were out scored in the final 2 minutes of the half this season. He basically played a prevent defense the whole season, and because of that our defense was exhausted but the end of the game. Also, he failed to adjust and had players who fit and were from a 4-3 scheme playing a 3-4 and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t stop the run consistently or generate pressure at all.
I agree with the other post, no way he gets the job.
Also, as far as retreads like the ones mentioned above, Keep Looking! Btw haven’t we learned you don’t hire a HC from the Belicheck tree (Flores)? They never work out and the fact he was involved in a power play in Miami should make you think twice against hiring him.