Former Baylor HC Matt Rhule is taking the Carolina Panthers’ HC job, as @PeteThamel
reported. Rhule was supposed to interview today with the Giants; he didn’t make it there.
Breaking: The Giants are finalizing a deal to make Patriots special teams coordinator/WR coach Joe Judge their next head coach, sources tell @AdamSchefter
The #Panthers are hiring #Baylor coach Matt Rhule, source says (as @PeteThamel
reported). They are working out the deal as we speak. They did not want him to get on the plane to the #Giants.
The #Giants have requested permission to speak with former #Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo
. He’s still under contract in Dallas until Jan. 14, so permission is required.
One note on the #Giants: Matt Rhule called them before signing his 6-year deal with the #Panthers and gave them the opportunity to match and lure him to get on the plane. They declined and hired Joe Judge instead.
#Patriots coach Bill Belichick knew early on Joe Judge was head-coach material, meeting with him on a regular basis to go over program-building and what it takes to become a head coach. Now, he’s the #Giants coach.
The Giants have requested permission from the Cowboys to interview Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator under new head coach Joe Judge, a source told @WerderEdESPN
My reaction to the Giants' head coaching hire.
Schefter: Joe Judge is the Giants new head coach.
Joe Judge has an offer to become the new coach at Mississippi State, his alma matter. He takes the Giants instead. https://t.co/sx1Xk0Bzj6
when the Giants don't even get an interview with Matt Rhule
Don't try and spin this. It's a miserable day for the #Giants and the #Giants fan base.
So, here come the “(Bienemy) isn’t the play caller,” excuses....So the new hire with the Giants was?.....Keep trying people. Whole lot of A’s being handed out for effort.
Bill Belichick started his career in the NFL as a special teams coach, and people forget he coached special teams with the Giants in addition to his defensive duties until 1984.
Point is, Belichick doesn't hand his special teams units over to just anybody.
I am on board with Joe Judge. The way I see it is — he’s looked at under a different lens than the rest of the Giants brass.
My understanding is that Rhule called the Giants last night. They still wanted to have him come for an interview but also informed him there was another candidate seriously in the running. Obviously at that point Rhule had to take that mega-offer from the Panthers.
From NFL Now: How did the #Giants end up hiring Joe Judge? It began with #Patriots coach Bill Belichick taking him under his wing.
This is true: When I heard that the Giants hired Joe Judge, I thought it was to be their WRs coach.
"The Giants panicked. This was a bad move to me... A once proud organization that has patted themselves on the back too long."
reacts to Joe Judge being named the next head coach of the New York Giants:
Full roller coaster of emotions.
I've gone through shattering my phone case to convincing myself the Giants just hired John Harbaugh 2.0 in 2 hours time
Funny that everyone is getting mad about a ST coach getting the Giants job.
Incredibly rare, but Coach of the Year elect John Harbaugh wasn't an offensive or defensive co-ordinator in the NFL and that worked out just fine.
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Joe Judge's top choice for OC is Jason Garrett. He is not allowed to approach him right now because he is under contract until Jan 14th. The Giants on Judge's behalf requested permission to speak with him about the OC job.
The Giants fans are already selling themselves that Joe Judge is John Harbaugh. That's what you're going to hear all off-season. I'm... skeptical, but who knows?!
Everybody that’s saying “who?” and bashing the Giants for going with Judge: what did you initially say and how did you feel at first about Daniel Jones? 🤔
Take away the Giants keys, they’re drunk.