We now know officially who the coordinators will be on head coach Joe Judge’s New York Giants coaching staff. We have had reports of other hirings, and we know there are still vacancies for a number of position coaches.
Here is where things currently stand:
Offensive coordinator — Jason Garrett
Defensive coordinator/assistant head coach — Patrick Graham
Special teams coordinator — Thomas McGaughey
Offensive line —
Running backs — Burton Burns [reported]
Tight ends —
Wide receivers — Tyke Tolbert [reported]
Quarterbacks — Jerry Schuplinski [reported]
Defensive line —
Defensive backs —
Special teams assistant — Tom Quinn
The search goes on
Notice that the defensive line coach position is vacant. There were reports that Freddie Roach would jump from Ole Miss to take that job, but Roach has decided to remain where he is.
OFFICIAL | @freddierch8 and @DerrickDnix are staying home‼️#HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/Xra9JF5dyV— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) January 18, 2020
Let that be a reminder that reports from Twitter of hires, even from the most reliable sources, are unofficial until the Giants announce them. Garrett, Graham, McGaughey and Quinn are the only ones that Judge has acknowledged.
The offensive line coach vacancy remains the most crucial one at this point. There is lots of speculation about Bill Callahan, regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in the business. Callahan coached under Garrett for three seasons (2012-2014) in Dallas. Here is what Callahan, while serving as Washington Redskins interim head coach this past offseason, told the Cowboys official website about Garrett:
“I have a lot of respect for Jason,” Callahan said. “I think he was tremendously well-organized. He was a really good communicator with the players.his messages were always spot-on with the opponents we were playing. He was very demanding as a staff member as to what he wanted. He demanded precision.”
Veteran offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo worked with Judge in New England for two seasons (2014-2015). He was with the Giants as assistant offensive line coach/quality control coach from 2004-2008. Dave DeGuglielmo was offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins last season.
Marc Colombo could also be a name to watch. Colombo coached under Garrett from 2016-2019, serving as offensive line coach the past two seasons.
Here’s what RJ Ochoa of SB Nation’s Blogging The Boys told me about Colombo’s work with the Cowboys:
Colombo did a great job for the Cowboys last season and a half or so.
Not sure if you know but he played for the Cowboys in the early 2000s ish (he was Romo’s o-lineman mostly). During the bye back in 2018 they traded for Amari and fired their offensive line coach Paul Alexander and promoted Colombo. The group had been really bad to that point and then he took over and things got great again. They all attributed it to him being much closer to them in age and more of their buddy than anything.
There is also a lot of chatter in Giants Twitter about the possibility of Antonio Pierce becoming the team’s linebackers coach. The former Giants linebacker has a really good gig at Arizona State under Herm Edwards. He has been linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator there the past two seasons, and was promoted last month to the role of associate head coach.