Matt Patricia prefers Giants' job over Lions'

Doug Mendoza
January 11, 2018

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.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the frontrunner for the New York Giants head coaching vacancy, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

Earlier, it was reported that Patricia might join the Lions as head coach [VIDEO], replacing Jim Caldwell, who was sacked after the team missed the playoffs. Offense scores points, defense wins championships. "So, I truly believe in that". The Patriots host the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday.

Now, a new report is surfacing, and while it also suggests that a Patriots coach could be headed to Jersey, this time it's defensive coordinator Matt Patricia's name that's being thrown around.

If Patricia does indicate privately he will go to the Giants, the Lions will not lack for options to hire as their next head coach.

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In New York, Patricia would work with newly hired GM Dave Gettleman, who most recently helped revive the Carolina Panthers.

"The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a flawless match, " the Daily News's Pat Leonard wrote.

Fixing the offensive line and establishing a ground game in 2018 will enable Big Blue the ability to utilize their offensive weapons on the outside.

The New York Giants may have identified their man.

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