Giants request interviews with Patriots' McDaniels, Patricia

Marsha Scott
January 2, 2018

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Colts have asked permission to talk with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

The Daily News has been reporting for more than a week that McDaniels and Patricia were the Giants' top two targets, and ESPN reported on Monday that the Giants had formally reached out.

The Patriots have a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs, allowing the Giants to interview McDaniels and Patricia this week if they agree to meet with the team.

The Giants will face a lot of competition for McDaniels and Patricia if they're serious about either, but their head coaching job should be considered rather desirable. The Giants finished the season 3-13 and will have the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

"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 last week. The move is the first in what many expect to be a home run head coaching hire. Both men figure to have interviews with Gettleman and the brass of the Giants in the next few days.

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McDaniels, 41, has been the Patriots' offensive coordinator since 2012. Both have been names mentioned to get a potential head coaching position all year long.

Several teams have expressed interest in getting one of the New England Patriots assistant coaches [VIDEO]as their new head coach. The current Patriots offensive coordinator has been with the Patriots in 14 of the last 17 seasons.

■ The NFL Network reported that the Lions, who fired Jim Caldwell after four seasons, "are expected to interview" Patricia because they are focusing on "defensive minds". He has been their defensive coordinator since 2012.

Patricia, 43, has never been a head coach at any level. Patricia began his National Football League coaching career with the Patriots, starting as offensive assistant in 2004.

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