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McCarthy Shouldn\'t Wait Too Long...

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McCarthy Shouldn\'t Wait Too Long...

Word out of Houston today is that Gary Kubiak has fired his defensive coordinator Richard Smith and two other defensive assistants (one being ex-Packer defensive line coach Jethro Franklin) and will be in the market for "an experienced coordinator with a proven track record". Sound familiar?

In other words, if McCarthy decides to fire Sanders, he and Kubiak will be looking for the same thing. Yes, there are a large number of candidates available, but right now, Kubiak is working the phones while McCarthy is still deliberating.

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Ron La Canne's picture

9am Wednesday: MM's season-ending press conference.

Donald's Designated Driver's picture

“An experienced coordinator with a proven track record.”

Bob Slowick. (He doesn't say "good" track record. He just says "proven.")

packeraaron's picture

Yeah - proven to be shit. ;)

The funny thing is, back when Sherman was promoting Slowik and hiring Bates, I was telling anyone who would listen that he should hire - Eric Mangini.

bucky's picture

<i>Kubiak is working the phones while McCarthy is still deliberating.</i>

While that may be the case, we don't know that for certain. It's entirely possible that McCarthy and/or Thompson is contacting potential candidates for these positions and simply not saying anything about it. That's how I'd do it.

Ron La Canne's picture

Mangini? The irony would be exquisit. Just heard on one of the national sports shows that apparently one of B.F's infamous sources was texting around that the Jets problem was Mangini. One of the commentors said,"BF has now become the white TO. I'm so glad he is far, far away.

Andrew in Atlanta's picture

Thanks Ron. I had not heard that about #4. BF and TO in the same sentence. Never thought I'd see the day. Brett needs to be like a groundhog and just go in his hole until he decides if he wants to play. Until then just please stop talking/texting/insinuating Brett

Donald&#039;s Designated Driver's picture

Somewhat offtopic: Shanahan is fired.

Keith's picture

I would love to see the Pack bring in Mike Nolan to be the DC. He was great with the Giants.

PRC's picture

I wouldn't mind Mike Nolan but I think I just found a new dark horse that I would be very happy with. He has Superbowl winning experience as a DC, he has experience under Spagnolu and has lots of experience. MM, go get him.

Peter Giunta - NY Giants Secondary Coach
Peter Giunta is in his third season as the Giants’ secondary coach/cornerbacks. He joined the team on Jan. 18, 2006. Giunta, who has spent 17 of his 27-year coaching career in the NFL, was the defensive coordinator for the 1999 Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams.

1982-83..……………………Penn State University………………………tight ends coach
1984-85…………………….Brown University………..…tight ends/wide receivers coach
1986-87.……………………Brown University………………………offensive coordinator
1988-90……………………Lehigh University…………..tight ends/wide receivers coach
1991-94…………………….Philadelphia Eagles……….………….defensive backs coach
1995-96…………………….New York Jets……………………….defensive backs coach
1997………………………..St. Louis Rams……………………….defensive backs coach
1998-2000………………….St. Louis Rams……………asst. head coach/def. coordinator
2001-2005………………….Kansas City Chiefs………….………..defensive backs coach
2006-08..…………………..New York Giants……………secondary coach/cornerbacks

PRC's picture

Oh, and Guinta's first four seasons in the NFL...yeah they were spent with the eagles under the late great Bud Carson, DC for the Steel Curtian of the 1970s.

He's the guy I want, I'm all in....

Keith's picture

How does a guy go from Super Bowl winning DC to DB coach? Why hasn't he gotten another shot?

PRC's picture

That's a valid question Keith and one I don't have the answer too. Maybe he wanted to get some experience with Jim Johnson's scheme and saw an opportunity to do that with the Giants? Or maybe he's not as good as his resume looks. But from his resume' and his experience this is the guy I want.

Mr.Man's picture

I'd be a little worried about a guy who's career highlight was being the defensive coordinator of one of the best offensive teams in history.

I just want someone creative and flexible. Sanders may be an excellent human being, but as a coach, he has neither of those qualities. And I can't decide whether they should make a move to the 3-4 or not. It seems more variable and unpredictable.

packeraaron's picture

I like the idea of showing more 3-4 looks, but to switch to a 3-4 full time would mean saying goodbye to Kampman. Not sure I'm ready for that...

PRC's picture

Mr. Man thats a valid point but it wasn't like their D was middle of the road, they had the best D in the league that year and he has been on several staffs that were Best in the league while he was there. The guy has been a part of good defenses pretty much everywhere he has gone, including when he was leading the ship and has had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.

I certainly hope that if a change is made he would be a guy given strong consideration.

Keith's picture

PRC, one thing I will say is the Giants's defensive secondary has improved tremendously while Guinta has been there. Corey Webster was TERRIBLE before Spags &amp; Co. took over the D and we all know that it was Webster who made the biggest play in the NFCC last year. The Giants have also developed two young safeties this year who have done pretty well. The kid Phillips from Miami has been steadily improving all year.

IPBprez's picture

Guinta's reason may be due to his preference to stay inside a good group of coaches (like family). Any reason they won't give him the DC job with NYG ??

Can we lay off the Favre chatter? Please? Enough, already!

Who else is out there (for DC) that runs the Job like Jim Bates?

IPBprez's picture

And NO ..... we did the SLOW-IK thing once before, remember?

Dale Z's picture

On the other side, why rush it? Most of what's available are coaches on non playoff teams Why hurry to pick an average coach when better coaches will be available in upcoming weeks as PLAYOFF teams get eliminated.

Yes, not all of them are bad.

Just throwing it out there. There's a couple ways to go about it.

packeraaron's picture

Hear you on that one Dale - I was mostly thinking of Greg Williams, who I think is a quality DC who just hasn't found the right situation after the Gibbs retirement. Would hate to miss out on even being able to at least interview him.

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