The Giants wasted little time filling their opening for offensive line coach after firing Bobby Johnson on Monday morning. The Giants requested, and were granted, the interview with Bricillo on Tuesday.
He must have impressed, because he’s now a Giant, just two days later.
As we mentioned earlier in the week, the Raiders fielded one of the better offensive lines in the NFL over the last two years despite not investing anywhere near the resources the Giants have over the last several years. The Raiders fielded an offensive line which boasted just one first rounder and a pair of UDFAs, but were third in true pass sets per Pro Football Focus, ninth in pass protection, and 14th in run blocking.
GM Joe Schoen tacitly admitted that part of the impetus for firing Bobby Johnson was the lack of development from the Giants’ young linemen. Hopefully Bricillo — who succeeded Dante Scarneccia in New England — will be able to elevate the games of Evan Neal, John Michael Schmitz, Joshua Ezeudu and Marcus McKethan.