Some Lions fans confounded by report Matt Patricia favoring Giants

Sheri Evans
January 11, 2018

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that "all signs are pointing to" the Giants hiring Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as their new head coach.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Their first two titles were headlined by one of the greatest defensive players in National Football League history, linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who was supported by the likes of Giants legends like Carl Banks, Harry Carson and George Martin.

"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots are bracing for defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to leave, most likely to become the next coach of the Detroit Lions", Florio wrote.

Many believe Patricia is the Lions first choice because of his ties to GM Bob Quinn, but a report out of the New York Daily News says all signs point to Patrica joining the Giants. He also thinks Patricia and new general manager Dave Gettleman would be on the same page in terms of putting that strong defensive team together.

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But according to King, Patricia "favors" the New York Giants, who interviewed him earlier this month.

Among his playing experience in the trenches and success improving the Pats' defense, the coordinator also has a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from R.P.I. and a master's in education, which the Daily News believes is enough to fit the franchise's needs.

If the Giants elect to hire Patricia, they will need to have a plan in place for offensive coordinator. 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).

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