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All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

11 January, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Carla Brady
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Over the past decade, the Giants have won another two champions as their defense did the unthinkable: Stop future Hall of Famer and Patriots legend Tom Brady twice while allowing just 31 combined points to the high-powered New England offense in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.

The Lions are a bit of a red-headed step child in the National Football League, and the Detroit Free Press has pointed out Patricia spurning them for another head coaching job would be nothing new.

Since the Lions fired Jim Caldwell, questions have swirled about whether the New England Patriots' defensive coordinator Matt Patricia could become the Lions next head coach.

Earlier, it was reported that Patricia might join the Lions as head coach [VIDEO], replacing Jim Caldwell, who was sacked after the team missed the playoffs. That being said, head coaching searches have a way of settling in even as top candidates remain active in the playoffs.

Matt Patricia's head coaching candidacy has taken a bit of misdirection.




Nothing official can occur with Patricia until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs. He was an assistant offensive line coach in 2005 before moving to the defense.

After working as safeties coach in 2011, he was appointed full-time defensive coordinator in 2012.

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 Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and the Giants interviewed McDaniels, while the Arizona Cardinals interviewed Flores. It does, however, indicate a potential stumbling block that wasn't apparent as reports started to swirl suggesting things were heading in the direction of Patricia becoming the Lions next head coach.

If the Giants elect to hire Patricia, they will need to have a plan in place for offensive coordinator.

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