Someone team may want to hire Patrick Graham as their next head coach
New York Giants’ defensive coordinator has done magical things with the defense that he was given this season after leaving the Miami Dolphins to help new head coach Joe Judge. And his unit continues to improve each and every week.
Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network listed Graham as someone who could end up as a head coach in 2021 for another NFL team. Here’s what he wrote:
After one season as the Dolphins’ DC, Graham got permission from close friend Brian Flores to take a bigger title and reunite with fellow former Patriots assistant Joe Judge. Graham, 41, has impressed people around the league with how hard and well his Giants defense is playing without a lot of talent. Graham played defensive line at Yale and is now in his 19th year coaching, the past 12 in the NFL (including a Super Bowl XLIX win with New England). He’s passionate, has high expectations and can be hard on players in a way that makes them love him more.
This Giants defense doesn’t have any all-pro’s on it, so it’s remarkable what Graham has done this season. Now they do have some good players like Leonard Williams, Logan Ryan and others, but it’s obvious that he’s done a brilliant job so far.
The Giants’ defense is ranked 15th in the NFL in average total yards per game, 26th in passing yards per game, but are 6th in the league by allowing only 94.8 rushing yards per game. They also seem to be getting better and better each and every week and will be tested with match-ups like the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens coming up as the season winds down.
If Graham’s unit keeps getting better and the Giants win the NFC East, the Giants could end up losing Graham.