Mike McCarthy Expected To Interview For Giants Job

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By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

The Giants will reportedly interview former Green Packers coach Mike McCarthy this weekend for their head-coaching vacancy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report on the expected meeting between the team and the Super Bowl-winning coach, citing an unnamed source. The Giants fired coach Pat Shurmur on Monday.

McCarthy, 56, had a 125-77-2 record in 13 seasons with the Packers. He led them to the playoffs nine times, the NFC championship game four times and to a world championship after the 2010 season. 

A former quarterbacks coach with the Packers and Chiefs, McCarthy could be an ideal choice for a Giants team that is developing Daniel Jones. McCarthy took over as Packers head coach when Aaron Rodgers was still backing up Brett Favre, and Rodgers eventually blossomed into one of the NFL's top QBs.

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McCarthy has also reportedly interviewed with the Carolina Panthers and will meet with the Cleveland Browns about their openings.

Last season, McCarthy, who was fired in December 2018, interviewed for the Jets job that ultimately went to Adam Gase.

McCarthy is itching so badly to return to the sidelines that he assembled a mock coaching staff during his year away from the game to study film and review play-calling trends.

He is the seventh known candidate for the Giants vacancy. The team is also reportedly interested in Baylor coach Matt Rhule and has requested interviews with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale and New England special teams coordinator Joe Judge.

 “I’m looking for leadership," Giants co-owner and president John Mara said Monday. "Someone who can take control of this roster and build a culture that will lead to winning.”