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Giants coaching search: Schefter senses Doug Marrone is the front-runner

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Former Syracuse and Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone could be the front-runner for the head-coaching job with the New York Giants if NFL insider Adam Schefter is reading the situation correctly. Schefter told a Philadelphia radio station on Wednesday morning that he would "handicap" Marrone as the favorite.

Schefter was adamant that the Giants are looking for previous head-coaching experience. That, of course, would make it less likely that the team would hire offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Schefter believes that McAdoo is actually the leading choice for the head-coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles, where both McAdoo and former Giants coach Tom Coughlin are under consideration.

"I just think the Eagles model here is to find somebody they can work with for the next 10 to 15 years," Schefter said.

The wild-card for the Giants is Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Jordan Ranaan of NJ Advance Media reported Wednesday morning that Jackson's interview with the team could take place today.

Our ongoing poll indicates that Marrone would not be a popular choice. He has only 10 percent of the votes cast thus far. Jackson has 37 percent and McAdoo 36 percent.