New York Giants wanted deal with Dave DeGuglielmo, but it fell through

New York Giants, Dave DeGuglielmo
Jan 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants don’t want to look for a new offensive line coach, but they are as of now. Based on the reports coming out of the organization, O-line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will be out this offseason following his arrival midway through the year.

However, he’s not leaving because of a firing. The situation is quite the opposite. The Giants wanted to bring DeGuglielmo back for another year or more, but the two sides haven’t been able to reach an agreement.

The situation seems unusual since keeping the offensive line coach position on a full time basis would be an upgrade from the position DeGuglielmo was originally brought in for. He was set to take over as assistant O-line coach, but was promoted after the firing of Marc Colombo.

Colombo grew heated over Joe Judge’s perceived attempts to undermine him by bringing in his own candidate for assistant, and the resulting events led to DeGuglielmo taking over as the main offensive line coach without spending any time in the previous assistant role.

Under DeGuglielmo, the Giants offensive line was far from perfect but had more stable performance than it did under Colombo. Whether the line will trend upwards or downwards under yet another coach remains to be seen.

Andrew Thomas in specific will have it hard after coming out of college last season only to play under two different O-line coaches during his first season in the NFL.

But if the Giants can’t come to a deal with DeGuglielmo as reported, they’ll have no other option but to let the position remain a revolving door and look for someone else to fill it.