Sunday Morning QB: Bill O’Brien could be the right fit for Giants

The Big Two can shortly spin The Big Three.

If the Texans fire Bill O’Brien on Black Monday or even progressing on Not-So-Super Sunday Night, he jumps to the top of the Giants coaching list along with Patriots descent coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

New Giants GM Dave Gettleman also likes Vikings descent coordinator Pat Shurmur and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who he knows from his days with the Panthers, but McDaniels and Patricia are 1 and 1A and O’Brien will be 1C if Texans owners Bob McNair fires him.

If Bill O'Brien gets the foot from the Texans he'll be the top claimant on the open market.

If Bill O’Brien gets the foot from the Texans he’ll be the top claimant on the open market.

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There is attrition between O’Brien and GM Rick Smith and even yet we consider if McNair gets absolved of one of them it should be Smith, it doesn’t seem that’s how it’s going to work out.

Gettleman and John Mara are approaching to take advantage of the window this week to speak coaches on teams that have a first-round bye and transport to Foxborough to meet with McDaniels and Patricia.

Will Patriots descent coordinator Josh McDaniels wish to leave Tom Brady?

Will Patriots descent coordinator Josh McDaniels wish to leave Tom Brady?

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The issue with McDaniels is possibly he wants to leave. He and Tom Brady are like brothers and McDaniels is the successor apparent to Bill Belichick. Does he wish to stay until Brady retires? Does he wish to wait out Belichick? McDaniels has incited down intensity opportunities in the past few years, including the 49ers last year, but it will be tough to spin down the Giants. They have Gettleman, who has a proven lane record, they have the No. 2 collect in the breeze and they are a reputable franchise.

McDaniels unsuccessful in his first conduct coaching pursuit in Denver, but that was 7 years ago. He returned to New England where he enrolled in the Belichick-Brady Finishing School and will be better the second time around. Patricia has been with Belichick given 2004 and was named defensive coordinator in 2012. In the last few years, Belichick has given him liberty with the defense.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

(Charles Krupa/AP)

One strike against Patricia: He came off the Patriots craft after they arrived home from the Super Bowl last deteriorate wearing one of those Roger Goodell jester nose t-shirts. Mara is very close to Goodell and that positively could work against Patricia.

O’Brien, a former Patriots descent coordinator, will be a rarely sought after if available. There’s going to be some-more jobs than competent possibilities and the foe will be heated for O’Brien.

He was 8-4 and 7-5 at Penn State in 2012-13 after holding over a program that looked like it would never redeem from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He knows adversity, which will help him get the dysfunctional Giants straightened out.

“If he is fired, O’Brien becomes the No. 1 accessible candidate. There will be a frenzy,” an NFL source pronounced Saturday. “He is no dim horse.”

Available is the key. He could be hired this week. But Gettleman won’t sinecure him just given he’s immediately accessible if McDaniels and/or Patricia stir him and prove they’re open to holding the pursuit once the Patriots play their last game. Gettleman won’t wish to wait on possibly of them and remove out on O’Brien if they confirm to stay in New England. It’s also probable that Gettleman will like O’Brien best of the three. He’s never worked with any of them and needs to get to know them.

O’Brien is 31-32 in 4 years in Houston and 1-2 in the playoffs. But until he had DeShaun Watson for 6 games this year before he tore his ACL, he never had a quarterback anybody else would want.

Gettleman is from Boston. O’Brien is from Dorchester, Mass. They any have summer homes on Cape Cod. They are going to hit it off.

O’Brien motionless when he got to Penn State to put names on the back of the jerseys for the first time. He wanted to prerogative players for not transferring. He took a two-year play anathema rather than a two-year radio anathema given he didn’t wish anybody to forget about his team. Hey, Christian Hackenberg was being touted as a future No. 1 altogether collect in the NFL breeze after personification his beginner year for O’Brien. Players stayed given of O’Brien.

I consider the Giants will sinecure one of The Big Three. If O’Brien gets fired and blows divided Mara and Gettleman in the speak and they confirm there is no need to wait on McDaniels or Patricia, which may not be until after the Super Bowl, he could be the Giants manager by the finish of the week.


Well, Todd Bowles is safe. He is advantageous he works for an classification with low expectations. Bowles perceived a two-year prolongation by the 2020 deteriorate Friday, not bad after he’s won a sum of 10 games the last two seasons after winning 10 in his first year. we don’t consider there was any reason to give him some-more than a one-year extension.

What happens if he goes 3-13 next season? He will get fired and the Johnson Bros. will have to compensate off two years of his contract. Oh well, it’s only money. The Jets play tough for Bowles and the players like him, so that’s a good thing. The problem is Bowles’ diversion government skills will get the Jets kick if they ever get into a big diversion or the playoffs. He should spend some time in the offseason operative on diversion day strategy with Bill Parcells, one of his mentors.

Tampa is also bringing back Dirk Koetter, substantially given they couldn’t speak Jon Gruden into a sequel.

Here’s the list of coaches, in further to O’Brien, who should close the doorway to their bureau and not answer their dungeon phone on Black Monday.

OCT. 9, 2017, FILE PHOTO

John Fox leads the list of coaches approaching to get fired after the season.

(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

John Fox, Bears: He hasn’t been the same given he was the Broncos manager and the first snap of the New York Super Bowl went over Peyton Manning’s conduct and was recovered by the Seahawks for a safety. He is 14-33 in 3 years in Chicago. He’s had a good run with 16 uninterrupted years as a conduct manager with the Panthers, Broncos and Bears with Super Bowl waste in Carolina and Denver.

Steve Spagnuolo, Giants: He was put in an unfit mark holding over a dysfunctional 2-10 team, but he hasn’t renowned himself either, clearly unknowingly of the nonsense going around him. He is 10-41 as an NFL conduct coach. This will be the first time the Giants fire two coaches in one season.

Marvin Lewis, Bengals: He should get an endowment for putting in 15 years with the Bengals, but he ran an unruly group that somehow managed to make the playoffs 7 times. He was 0-7 in the playoffs. we listened he could be hired by his crony Herm Edwards on his staff at Arizona State.

Jason Garrett, Cowboys: He gets a pass given Jerry Jones will censure Goodell for Dallas blank the playoffs. Jones loves Garrett, which is how he still has his pursuit despite one playoff feat in 7 years.

Bruce Arians, Cardinals: He’s 65 years old and dealt with a series of health and quarterback issues. He’s very renouned in Arizona and not in risk of being fired. If anything, he will retire.

Jay Gruden, Washington: He’s been there 4 seasons, is 28-34-1 and has one playoff coming and no playoff victories. It hasn’t helped that Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen have finished Kirk Cousins play on one-year contracts. Will Gruden hang around? Snyder is not going to get anybody better in a rival marketplace for coaches, so we consider he’ll be back and some reports prove the same.

Hue Jackson, Browns: Jimmy Haslam pronounced Jackson will be back after he hired GM John Dorsey on Nov. 30. Really? Can Dorsey probable wish Jackson, who is 1-30 in two seasons? Just by accident, he should have won at slightest 5 games. How can Haslam sell the fans he’s trying to win if he binds onto Jackson?

Chuck Pagano, Colts: It’s not his error that former GM Ryan Grigson could never build an descent line in front of Andrew Luck, who missed all of this deteriorate following shoulder surgery. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is the dream scenario. He coached Luck at Stanford but he’s not leaving Ann Arbor.

Jack Del Rio, Raiders: Oakland was ostensible to contend for the Super Bowl for the first time given 2002 after last year’s 12-4 deteriorate but Derek Carr regressed and the Raiders are the AFC’s biggest beating at 6-9. Del Rio is a good manager but if Mark Davis is like his father Al, he has no patience.

Jim Caldwell, Lions: After making the playoffs two of the last 3 years, the Lions forsaken out of wild-card row losing to the squalid Bengals last week. GM Bob Quinn was hired two years after Caldwell and could wish his own coach. Quinn came from New England and could try to sinecure McDaniels or Patricia.

Vance Joseph, Broncos: One and done? John Elway indicated a few weeks ago Joseph was safe, but now that the deteriorate is about to end, can he lay parsimonious after a catastrophic 5-10 deteriorate that enclosed an eight-game losing streak? Elway’s biggest problem: He is the best quarterback in the building.


After examination USC’s Sam Darnold against Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night, it looks like he could use another year of college football or training for a year with Eli Manning. If he declares for the breeze by the Jan. 15 deadline, he will go first to the Browns or second to the Giants with UCLA’s Josh Rosen going to the other team. Last year after the Rose Bowl, Darnold was the big name in college football.

Here’s a comparison of his numbers from the Rose Bowl last deteriorate vs. the Cotton Bowl this year.

Rose Bowl
USC 52, Penn State 49
Darnold: 33-of-53 for 453 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT

Cotton Bowl
Ohio State 24, USC 7
Darnold: 26-of-45 for 356 yards, O TD, 1 INT (pick six), 2 lost fumbles


Picking up ex-Steelers LB James Harrison last week was a standard Belichick move, but his biggest grant will giving Brady somebody his own age to speak with in the locker room. Brady is 40. Harrison is 39. Harrison played only 40 snaps in Pittsburgh this season. Did Belichick sign him to shake him down for intel if the Pats play the Steelers in the AFC pretension diversion again? Hardly. No offense to Harrison, but Belichick knows some-more about the Steelers invulnerability than any of their players… What was worse: Odell Beckham sanctimonious he was a dog and lifting his leg as if to pee in the finish section in Philly or Eli Apple blowing off reporters in the locker room by announcing, “I got to take a s–t.” Seems like these Giants need to learn some lavatory etiquette.


Brady has won some-more Super Bowl MVPs (4) than unchanging deteriorate MVPs (2). we have one of the Associated Press votes and we am voting for him over Rams RB Todd Gurley and Eagles QB Carson Wentz. Sean McVay of the Rams is my manager of the year… In Jul of 2016, the QBs on the Rams roster: Jared Goff, Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Sean Mannion. Goff, Keenum (Vikings) and Foles (Eagles) make up half of the 6 starting QBs in the NFC playoffs. Mannion starts on Sunday with McVay resting Goff and Gurley, among others… Mike Tomlin is not approaching to play Ben Roethlisberger or Le’Veon Bell against the Browns (Antonio Brown is out injured) even yet the Steelers still have an outward shot at the No. 1 seed. If they kick the Browns and the Jets kick the Patriots, then Pittsburgh would be the top seed. Either Tomlin doesn’t value the No. 1 seed or he gives the Jets no possibility to win in Foxborough.

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