Is Matt Patricia set to spurn the Lions for the Giants?

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

Leonard suggests Patricia could hire Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll due to their time spent together in New England.

Considered to be a favorite for the Detroit Lions head coaching vacancy, the New York Daily News is reporting that "all signs are pointing" to Matt Patricia as the next head coach of the New York Giants. Their first two titles were headlined by one of the greatest defensive players in National Football League history, linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who was supported by the likes of Giants legends like Carl Banks, Harry Carson and George Martin.

When I woke up Wednesday morning, I was glued to the reports and rumors still circling from a Tuesday afternoon radio interview which more than hinted that the Giants head coaching position might be enough to extract Nick Saban from the machine he has built at Alabama. Patricia also interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Matt Patricia's head coaching candidacy has taken a bit of misdirection. In 2005, he became assistant offensive line coach before he moved to coaching linebackers from 2006 to 2010.

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The Patriots defense has ranked among the NFL's top 10 in points allowed in all six of Patricia's seasons despite constant question marks surrounding their secondary.

After working as safeties coach in 2011, he was appointed full-time defensive coordinator in 2012. Many believed he'd be headed to the Lions, but it has since been reported that he favors the Giants over the other two teams.

As for Josh McDaniels, this would seemingly leave just the Colts job, as he interviewed with the Giants, Colts and Bears, and it would appear the Colts job is the only one which remains available.

The New York Giants and newly appointed general manager Dave Gettleman continue to do their due diligence in the search for franchise's next head coach.

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