One of the final coaching assistant positions available for Joe Judge and the New York Giants is on the offensive line, and with Bill Callahan taking his talents to Cleveland, two primary options remain.
To start, it’s important to note that Callahan chose Cleveland over New York due to his relationship with Jason Garrett being a negative one, which leaves the Giants scouring the bottom of the barrel for coaches.
The two options that have bubbled to the surface for the New York Giants are:
1.) Marc Colombo
Marc Colombo will interview for the Giants OL opening this week, sources tell @toddarcher and me. Jason Garrett’s presence as offensive coordinator would seem to make this a natural connection. Cowboys pass protection greatly improved in 2019 and still had 5th-ranked run offense.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) January 21, 2020
Colombo is an interesting option for the Giants, as he was a first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2002 and played in the NFL for 10 seasons. At 41-years-old, Colombo would be another young coach entering the fold with the Giants, but his experience with the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant O-line coach makes him an intriguing option. His familiarity with Garrett might be important to consider if Colombo is hired, as learning under Callahan, who dubbed the Giants, gives Colombo an advantage.
Also, Marc’s old-school mentality would mesh well with Judge and GM Dave Gettleman’s approach towards the rebuilding of the team.
2.) Dave DeGuglielmo
Another option that has bubbled to the surface for Judge is Dave DeGuglielmo, who coached alongside him during the 2014-15 seasons in New England. He served as their offensive line coach then as well, but since, he’s produced tough rankings for his units the past few years.
Most recently, DeGuglielmo featured as a Miami Dolphins’ O-line coach, his second stint with Miami. He coached with the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, featuring a group consisting of Quenton Nelson and Anthony Castonzo, two of the best lineman in the NFL.
Team Offensive Line Rankings Under Dave DeGuglielmo:
RB Rank | PB Rank:
• 2009: 3rd | 18th
• 2010: 16th | 15th
• 2011: 17th | 30th
• 2012: 5th | 30th
• 2014: 5th | 2nd
• 2015: 2nd | 18th
• 2017: 30th | 11th
• 2018: 4th | 2nd
• 2019: 32nd | 29th