Dare we say coaching the Giants is no longer an attractive job? Philadelphia Eagles fans watched another coaching candidate say no to New York on Tuesday.
Another day passes, and another highly-touted head-coaching prospect says no to one of the more storied franchises in NFL history. We can now officially rule out Matt Rhule taking the reigns as the New York Giants head coach. He’ll take the job in Charlotte as the man who will lead the Carolina Panthers. Yes, Philadelphia Eagles fans are snickering all over the country.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported the news early on Tuesday. It’s been confirmed by multiple sources, including Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
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Rhule seemed like a sensible idea for the Giants. After all, he did spend the 2012 season with them as an offensive line assistant, but in the end, the city lights of North Carolina seem to be a more attractive landing spot than the ‘Big Apple’, at least where Rhule is concerned.
As a head coach, Rhule spent four successful seasons at Temple before taking the reigns at Baylor. The program was in shambles in Waco, Texas, but Rhule turned things around.
He led the team to a 1-11 record in his first season, but two years later, they wound up 11-3, losing in the Big 12 Championship to the Oklahoma Sooners and in the 2020 Sugar Bowl to the Georgia Bulldogs.
It appears the days of the ‘NFC Least’ may be ending soon. That is if the Giants are able to land someone strong. Still, on paper, it appears, for now, that we have three very capable head coaches in what was the NFL’s worst division in 2019.