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Giants news, 1/19: Carmen Bricillo’s challenge, Joe Schoen, Tommy DeVito, more headlines

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Can Carmen Bricillo, Joe Schoen clean up Giants’ offensive line mess?

Can Bricillo put Humpty Dumpty together again? It’s been broken for a long time, and took a significant nose dive beginning with the Joe Judge era.

There are only three certainties about the Giants’ offensive line in 2024:

  • Andrew Thomas will be the left tackle.
  • John Michael Schmitz will be the center.
  • The rest of the line is a grab bag. There is no way to know who the other starters will be, or going even further what the depth will look like.

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Giants hope Raiders' Carmen Bricillo can fix offensive line | ESPN.com

Bricillo has some of that on his résumé. He wasn't a favorite of players in Las Vegas, according to multiple sources. There were questions about his coaching techniques, and the Raiders didn't exactly put up a fight to retain his services, given his connection to coach Josh McDaniels, who was fired Oct. 31.

But it's hard to argue with the results. Bricillo got the most out of a line this season that featured standout left tackle Kolton Miller and veterans Andre James, Jermaine Eluemunor and Greg Van Roten, plus young guard Dylan Parham, who has developed into a quality player under Bricillo after being a third-round pick in 2022.

Shep on his football future

Duggan: Joe Schoen erred in ‘expediting’ Giants’ rebuild. Will he learn from his mistake? | The Athletic

How Schoen will operate this offseason is unpredictable. Does he forge ahead with the plan to use as many resources as possible to build around Jones? Or does he hit the reset button and look to the NFL Draft for a new quarterback?

Schoen said his eyes were opened on unspecified things that need to change after going through this trying season. He even conceded he might have looked at things “through rose-colored glasses” during the successful 2022 season and “maybe you put more weight in something that wasn’t.”

Why Giants’ Xavier McKinney likely is gone in NFL free agency | New York Post

The New York Giants’ Xavier McKinney signaled he wants to be paid commensurate with the NFL’s top safeties. That would be in the range of the Chargers’ Derwin James ($19 million per year), the Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick ($18.2 million) and the Seahawks’ Jamal Adams ($17.5 million).

Shea Tierney, Mike Adams to serve as coordinators at Senior Bowl | Giants.com

Two members of the Giants – quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney and assistant special teams coach Mike Adams – will serve as coordinators. Tierney will coordinate the offense for the National Team, while Adams runs special teams on the other sideline for the American Team.

Earlier in the day, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka was announced as head coach of the West Team at the 99th annual East-West Shrine Bowl, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1, in Frisco, Texas.

Davis Webb to be Mike Kafka’s Shrine Bowl OC

Saquon Barkley Shares What He Hopes His Giants Legacy Will Be | Sports Illustrated

"The legacy that I wanna leave, which I'm going to leave, is just I want to be a great football player who did things the right way and made an impact on his community," he said. "It's just really that simple."

Barkley continued. "I really don't wanna get too much into it 'cause I don't wanna feel like I'm saying goodbye. To be honest, a lot of subjects is outta my control."

Giants’ Tommy DeVito discusses sudden, unexpected rise to fame | USAToday.com

New York Giants QB Tommy DeVito unexpectedly rose to international fame this season and credits his family and teammates with guiding him.

“He didn’t say ‘No’”

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Keon Coleman Joins Trevor Lawrence | ProFootballNetwork.com

6) New York Giants: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

We’re already seeing Marvin Harrison Jr.’s draft stock drop a little bit with more people supporting guys like Rome Odunze and Keon Coleman, but New York’s fine with that. Whether you think Harrison is the best receiver or not, one thing’s for sure: the kid can ball.

Around the league

Mike McCarthy 'confident' in direction of Cowboys: 'I know how to win' | NFL.com

Why Dak Prescott has become the Cowboys' new Tony Romo | ESPN.com

Keeping Mike McCarthy was Cowboys’ best move — like it or not | FOX Sports

As Nick Sirianni is set to meet with Eagles ownership, players endorse his return as head coach | CBSSports.com

A Giant in Detroit: Dan Campbell’s road to Lions savior began as a pranking country ‘meathead’ in N.J. | NJ.com

Odell Beckham reveals 'biggest regret' of Giants boat photo | New York Post

Former Titans HC Mike Vrabel to interview with Chargers for head coach opening | NFL.com

Chargers interviewed David Shaw for head coaching vacancy | Pro Football Talk

Falcons, Bill Belichick to have second interview about head-coaching vacancy: Source | The Athletic

Kliff Kingsbury is expected to interview for Bears offensive coordinator | Pro Football Talk

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin addresses job status, calls Kenny Pickett QB1 but ‘there will be competition’ | The Athletic

Art Rooney II confirms Steelers plan to extend Mike Tomlin | Pro Football Talk

Dalvin Cook, Devin Duvernay set to play for Ravens; Mark Andrews "up in the air" | Pro Football Talk

Baker Mayfield responds to Lions DB's barb - Study some film | ESPN.com

Raiders Pro Bowl DE Maxx Crosby undergoes cleanup surgery on left knee | NFL.com

Titans' Terrell Williams, Jets' Jeff Ulbrich to coach Senior Bowl | ESPN.com

Reba McEntire, Post Malone, Andra Day announced as pregame entertainment lineup Super Bowl LVIII | NFL.com

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