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Carolina DC Steve Wilks doesn’t want to talk about the Giants

He’s “focused on being focused”

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If Dave Gettleman becomes New York Giants general manager, which seems increasingly likely, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is expected to be at the top of Gettleman’s list of head-coaching candidates.

Wilks, 48, doesn’t want to talk about the Giants or any other potential head-coaching vacancies just yet.

“The thing that I’m going to say right now, I’m going to tell you the same thing I told the players, ‘Let’s stay focused on being focused,’” Wilks said. “I’m not really going to entertain it right now, or talk about it at this particular time. The biggest thing we have next week right now is Green Bay, and that’s going to be my focus right now. Whatever happens at the end of the year is going to happen.”

Wilks has been with the Panthers since 2012, beginning as defensive backs coach and moving up the ranks to assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.