'All signs point to' Matt Patricia being named Giants coach


The New England Patriots defensive coordinator is also reportedly the favorite for the Detroit Lions head coaching position, but "Patricia favors the Giants", according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

Bottom line is no one really knows until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs and offers can be extended.

However, this is a considerable turn from a recent report that suggested Patricia would likely replace Jim Caldwell and join the Detroit Lions. But the question remains: Does Patricia want to be the Lions' next head coach? Sports Illustrated's Peter King adds that while the Lions favor Patricia over Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job, Patricia is now leaning towards the Giants' head coaching position, meaning Vrabel could eventually land in Motor City.

Patricia, 43, interviewed with the Giants on Friday after team representatives traveled to Foxborough to interview he and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

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However, it's Patricia, a NY native and former offensive lineman, that is believed to be favored by new general manager David Gettleman who, according to the Daily News, is keen on fixing the Giants' offensive line and improving the franchise's culture.

This is a significant development with ramifications across the league and in New England.

Leonard believes that after a slew of offense-first head coaches, Patricia is just the type of defense-first coach the Giants need to get back to their glory days. During that span, NY has had five other coaches: Ray Handley (1991-92), Dan Reeves (1993-96), Jim Fassel (1197-2003), Tom Coughlin (2004-2015) and Ben McAdoo (2016-17). But what matters is what's between Patricia's ears.