Now that Dave Gettleman is the new general manager of the Giants, it is time to play connect the dots. The first order of business for Gettleman is finding a head coach, and often, a hiring is linked to familiarity. If so, Steve Wilks is a person of interest for the Giants. Gettleman was the Panthers’ general manager for four years (2013-2016) and during that time, Wilks was defensive backs coach in Carolina and added an assistant head coach title for the 2015 Panthers team that went 15-1 in the regular season and lost in Super Bowl 50. This year, Wilks is the defensive coordinator for a Panthers team that is 11-4 and again has a strong defense. Wilks, 48, interviewed last year for the Rams’ head coaching position. If he comes to the Giants, he would be their first African-American head coach. If Gettleman wants to go for a head coach with roots on offense, he could make a pitch for John DeFilippo. He was on Tom Coughlin’s staff in 2005 and 2006 as the offensive quality control coordinator when Gettleman was with the Giants. DeFilippo, 39, is the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach — he held that same position for the Jets in 2009 — and was the Browns’ offensive coordinator in 2015.
Whom Dave Gettleman could target for Giants’ next coach
New York Post | Dec 29