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Pat Flaherty reportedly rejoining New York Giants

Former Giants offensive line coach will apparently serve as an advisor

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Pat Flaherty
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Pat Flaherty, offensive line coach on Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants staff from 2004-2015, will reportedly return to the Giants organization.

Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Flaherty will function “in an advisory role, helping out with the offensive linemen among other duties.”

The weird part of that is that it sounds much like the role that head coach Joe Judge originally intended for Dave DeGuglielmo, who ended up as offensive line coach the second half of 2020 after then-offensive line coach Marc Colombo apparently balked at DeGuglielmo’s addition to the staff.

Flaherty followed his Giants stint by working as offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 and 2018, and beginning the 2019 as offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins.

Flaherty was fired by Miami coach Brian Flores early in training camp and replaced by DeGuglielmo. So, it’s an odd twist that Flaherty has now more or less followed DeGuglielmo back to the Giants.

The Giants recently hired Rob Sale, who has never coached in the NFL, as offensive line coach.