While you were watching NFL playoff action on Saturday, there was some movement from the New York Giants on filling out Joe Judge’s coaching staff.
Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants will retain popular wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, credited with helping fifth-round pick Darius Slayton have an excellent rookie season. Tolbert has been the Giants’ wide receivers coach the past two seasons, and has coached wide receivers in the NFL since 2003.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network was first to report that the Giants have requested permission from the Miami Dolphins to interview Patrick Graham for their defensive coordinator position.
Graham is currently defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. While the move is technically a lateral one, Garafolo reports the Dolphins are expected to grant that permission.
Graham’s name should be familiar to Giants fans. He served as the team’s defensive line coach during Ben McAdoo’s tenure as head coach in 2016 and 2017.
Graham and Judge worked together in New England. Graham was on Bill Belichick’s defensive staff from 2009-2015. He was defensive assistant and run game coordinator for the Green Bay Packers in 2018.
There were also reports prior to Judge’s introductory press conference that the Giants were going to retain special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey.