Giants’ defensive coordinator Graham had a comical response to him being an NFL head coach contender

New York Giants defensive coordinator, Patrick Graham is no stranger to self-deprecating comedy. It’s a staple of his week-by-week sessions with the press. Patrick Graham, who is Yale-trained, often acts bewildered when reporters ask questions using common phrases. In September, he joked that he’s never glad.

"I’m just miserable all the time," he said jokingly.

As the New York Giants defense struggled through six matches, he put the onus on himself and claimed the blame for all of it. It didn’t bother Graham as supporters quickly turned on him after many called him a genius last year — one Sports Illustrated article and even referred to Graham during the preseason as "Black Picasso" for his incredible creativity.. His players have called him "The Computer".

Graham is smart enough to know that buzz, positive or negative, is fleeting for a coach in the NFL.

So he never cared much when several reports last week pegged Patrick Graham as a head coaching contender. A CBS Sports report suggested that some "in league circles" feel that he would be a contender to replace Joe Judge if the New York Giants fired him after the campaign. Then, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero listed him prominently on his "rising head coaching candidates list", calling him with high expectations and passion and complimenting how he can be tough on players in a way that makes them like him even more.

Speaking about what Graham thought of all that, he said, "The ‘Pat Graham, get fired’ buzz was starting, too," "I don’t even think about. Again, I’m a New York Giant, I love being a New York Giant. This is my dream job to be here representing this organization for the people."

Earlier in January — not long after turning down a head coaching interview with the Jets — he told NJ Advance Media that being the defensive coordinator for the NYG is his "dream job". It possibly didn’t hurt that they had he also just made him one of the highest-paid defensive coordinators in the NFL, according to toPelissero.

Graham said in January, "This is my dream job, being the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants," "It’s a great opportunity, to be able to stay here, and the commitment they’re showing me. But the fact is, it’s the NFL. I still got ways to go. We’ve got to perform better than this past year. That’s my goal. But I love being here."

The New York Giants were performing really worse than last season through six matches, but they’ve taken the last three weeks off, holding the Panthers, Chiefs, and Raiders to a total of 39 points of which online casino real money had previously covered with odds.. The Chiefs recorded 20 points, the most in those three matches. In the last six matchups, the Giants defense had permitted at least 21 points on five occasions.

The pass rush has been more productive, the secondary is playing much better and he is back to confusing opponents. That won’t be as easy against the Bucs quarterback Tom Brady later on Monday night— Graham said, "Tom’s been around for so long he’s seen everything, — but the buzz around Graham has spun back in the positive direction.

At this rate, Judge might have to seek a new defensive coordinator next year.

Graham said, "I couldn’t ask for a better situation, I could care less about that stuff."

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