'All signs' pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants head coach

'All signs' pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants head coach

'All signs' pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants head coach

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. Get the app and get the game.

Patricia had been rumored to be a front-runner for the Lions' coaching job, but the Daily News reported Patricia-to-Detroit is "not a done deal".

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, 52, was also reported as a candidate for the Giants' head coaching job following an interview on Saturday.

The strong belief is that Matt Patricia will not be defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots next season, leaving the cozy comfort of Bill Belichick's staff for a head coaching gig of his own.

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 ideal match. He was an assistant offensive line coach in 2005 before moving to the defense. According to National Football League rules, Patricia can not execute a contract until the Patriots' season ends. He coached the linebackers (2006-2010) and then the safeties (2011) before officially being named the defensive coordinator in 2012. The fact that the defense did this without Dont'a Hightower and an inexperienced front seven also speaks to the job Patricia did.

However, the report claims that "Indianapolis is considered the more likely landing place" after the franchise's top candidate, former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, accepted the Chicago Bears' head coaching position earlier this week.

All signs pointed to Patricia taking over in Detroit, where he interviewed with during New England's postseason bye week. The Lions want a defensive coach, and Vrabel knows Quinn from their Patriots days. Leonard suggests Patricia could hire Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll due to their time spent together in New England.

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