The New York Giants will reportedly hire former New England Patriots linebacker coach Patrick Grahamr to handle their defensive line. The hiring of Graham, along with word earlier on Thursday that Aaron Wellman will be the strength and conditioning coach, means that the staff of assistants who will work for Ben McAdoo could be complete.
Graham has been a Patriots assistant since 2009 and has coached both the linebackers and the defensive line. He spent the last two seasons coaching the linebackers. Graham has also been an assistant at Wagner, Richmond, Notre Dame and Toledo. Graham played collegiately at Yale.
Here is a 2013 quote from New England coach Bill Belichick about Graham:
"He does a great job," Bill Belichick said. "He has a lot of energy, works really hard. He's coached linebackers, he has a good understanding of everything on the defense, not just the defensive line play. He does a good job with fundamentals, does a good job with schemes, has a good understanding of what the offenses are doing."
No official announcements have been made by the Giants regarding the coaching staff. Here, however, is what we believe McAdoo's staff will look like.
Offensive coordinator -- Mike Sullivan
Quarterbacks coach -- Frank Cignetti
Running backs coach -- Craig Johnson
Offensive line -- Mike Solari
Tight ends -- Kevin Gilbride Jr.
Wide receivers -- Adam Henry
Defensive coordinator -- Steve Spagnuolo
Defensive line -- Patrick Graham
Linebackers -- Bill McGovern
Cornerbacks -- Tim Walton
Safeties/secondary -- Dave Merritt
Special teams -- Tom Quinn
Assistant special teams -- Dwayne Stukes
Strength and conditioning -- Aaron Wellman