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Spagnuolo ready to lead the Giants for the rest of the season >> Read More
Jonathan Casillas placed on season-ending IR >> Read More
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Spagnuolo went with his gut when reinstating Eli Manning as the starter >> Read More
Ben McAdoo thanks Giants for 'taking a chance' on him >> Read More
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With Spagnuolo in charge, he says this is an opportunity of a lifetime to coach this Giants squad. Does he have a legitimate chance to coach his way to become the real head coach in 2018?
The chances are very slim, especially with what Spags has to work with. However, there is a chance he can muster up a couple of wins that may show co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch not to look too far for their new hire. He was in the conversation when the Giants parted ways with Tom Coughlin, but McAdoo was later hired.
But even if Spags coaches the Giants to a couple victories, do the Giants want to keep an in-house coach? I mean, we saw how that worked out with McAdoo, and Spags head coaching record before coming to New York wasn't anything to brag about.
I think a new direction is needed entirely, and that's no shot at Spags. I believe he can stay as defensive coordinator, but as head coach, I don't see an in-house option being the main target. The Giants need to get someone from the outside that can change the energy in the locker room, bring new ideas to meetings, and use this talent this team has properly.
Just think: If Eli Manning stays with the Giants next season, he only has a couple more years to carry this team to a Super Bowl. With receivers like Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and now, Evan Engram in the mix, the time is still now for this team to look at this hiccup as just that and work off a clean slate next season.
That clean slate should include a new head coach instead of promoting Spags. The Giants, and especially the fans, don't need deja vu.
Today's Giants links roundup
Landon Collins believes McAdoo should have gotten one more year after awful injuries plagued team >> Dan Duggan, NJ.com
What exactly are the next steps for the Giants organization? >> Jordan Raanan, ESPN