Pat Flaherty is back
Dan Graziano of ESPN reported on Sunday that the New York Giants are bringing back former offensive line coach Pat Flaherty in advisory role for head coach Joe Judge’s staff. Of course he will help out with Big Blue’s young offensive line.
Flaherty was a part of both of the Giants’ Super Bowl titles in 2007 and 2011, as a part of former head coach Tom Coughlin’s staff. He had the privilege of working with greats like David Diehl, Shaun O’Hara, Chris Snee and company during their primes.
The Giants did just hire Rob Sale as their offensive line coach at the beginning of February with Dave DeGuglielmo unable to agree on a new deal with the organization.
Sale is a young coach at 41 years-old and there is plenty he can learn from Flaherty, which is probably why they made this most recent move. This is also Sale’s first NFL coaching job and having some with experience there to help guide him can’t hurt either parties.
We know that Judge likes to bring in more experienced coaches to help his younger coaches. This is why he brought in DeGuglielmo during the 2020 to help out Marc Colombo. But of course Colombo didn’t appreciate it and was fired for an outburst towards Judge.