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Giants' staff ignored as NFL coaching, GM carousel goes around, per report

Giants have reportedly received no requests for interviews.

Ben McAdoo
Ben McAdoo
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Apparently, nobody loves the New York Giants anymore. At least, they don't love the people who work under GM Jerry Reese in the personnel department or head coach Tom Coughlin on the coaching staff. ESPN reported this morning that the Giants are one of only seven NFL teams who have not received a request to interview an assistant coach or personnel guy for any of the many openings around the league.

Giants' Vice President of Player Evaluation Marc Ross was thought to be a candidate for GM with the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. No one, however, apparently ever called. Ross had five GM interviews after the 2012 season.

Dan Graziano of ESPN correctly points out that "the reason for the Giants' problems the past few years is that they're coming off a long string of terribly unproductive drafts that sapped the roster of depth and quality across the board. Once that starts to sink in around the league, it's not the kind of thing that helps your scouting director get GM interviews."

Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo might someday be a head coach, and that someday could be not that far down the road with the Giants, but apparently no one thinks he is ready to be in that position just yet.

In recent years the Giants have had an assistant coach (Steve Spagnuolo) end up with a head-coaching job with the St. Louis Rams and a personnel guy (Dave Gettleman) get the GM job with the Carolina Panthers.

A winning 2015 and perhaps Ross, McAdoo and others in the organization will be sough after. Right now, though, after two straight losing seasons other NFL organizations are not looking toward East Rutherford to solve their own problems.