While Patricia is favored to be chosen by the Giants, the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals are also interested in Patricia, whose calling card is a wild-man appearance featuring a bushy beard and backward hat.
And according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, "all signs are pointing" to Patricia being the next head coach of the Giants.
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The Packers promoted him to director of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in 2016. Green Bay (7-9) finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Patricia will remain in full Bill Belichick, say nothing in any public way-mode until the Patriots' season is over. If the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl, the Giants can again interview Patricia during the bye week between the conference championship and the title game. Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Green Bay Packers associate head coach Winston Moss and current offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter have interviewed for the job. Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.
As one of the NFL's most respected defensive coordinators, Patricia would harness that talent back to an elite status.The Giants should be better offensively in 2018, as well.
The Giants will continue (and possibly conclude) their coaching search on Wednesday with former Denver Broncos running backs/assistant coach Eric Studesville. New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has been a top candidate for the Lions' job, and the move to hire him has come off as inevitable. McDaniels recently interviewed with the Colts and is among the front-runners for the job.