ST. PAUL, MINN. – Matt Patricia realized properly from Invoice Belichick find out how to keep away from answering questions.
The distinction: He does it with a humorousness and a smile on his face.
Patricia, the Patriots defensive coordinator, was the Giants’ best choice to be their head coach however he elected to take the Lions job. The Giants introduced Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their head coach final Friday.
When Patricia was requested by the Every day Information on Monday evening on the Tremendous Bowl Opening Evening what occurred with the Giants after he interviewed on Jan. 5, he stated, “For me, it was an incredible course of to undergo the method that the NFL permits us to do. But it surely was a few weeks in the past. Proper now, what’s superior about that’s I’ve simply been in a position to dial in and give attention to Philly.”
When it was talked about that he was thought-about to be the Giants No. 1 selection, he was requested if he needed to decide between the Giants and Lions. “Once more, what’s been nice is simply Philadelphia,” he stated. “It is simply an unbelievable offense that I’m making an attempt to cease and defend. The quarterback, the operating backs, the tight ends.”
Belichick little doubt could be pleased with Patricia’s solutions.
Patricia labored with Lions GM Bob Quinn for 12 years in New England and that was an enormous think about his choice to go to Detroit, which will likely be introduced subsequent week. New Giants GM Dave Gettleman goes to be heavy-handed and Patricia could not have had the identical enter into personnel. Additionally with John Mara and Gettleman having already signed off on Eli Manning’s return, it did not go away any candidate with a lot room to maneuver. Patricia inherits Matthew Stafford in Detroit. He’s within the prime years of his profession.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviewed with the Giants in Foxborough on the identical day as Patricia. He will likely be named Colts coach subsequent week. He and Shurmur have been thought-about to be trailing Patricia after the interviews.
“(The Giants) have been very spectacular,” McDaniels stated. “Mr. Mara is an unbelievable proprietor, particular person, man. Dave Gettleman. They have been nice. Their presentation was actually spectacular, large. I used to be very lucky to have a possibility to satisfy them. They picked an incredible man.”
Shurmur, Patricia and McDaniels all wound up with head teaching jobs. Who made one of the best choice? Examine again in about 11 months.