Giants to interview Jim Schwartz for head coaching job

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NFL Network's Mike Silver expect Eagles DC Jim Schwartz to be a "strong candidate" for the Giants' coaching job. In four of hive five seasons at the helm, Schwartz failed to produce a winning campaign despite having Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson as pillars of the offense.

Schwartz has served as Philadelphia's defensive coordinator for the last two years.

Other names that have come up are New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien if the team decides to let him go, or the Giants holding on to current interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

However, it should be pointed out that Schwartz was only 29-51 with the Lions from 2009-13. He inherited an 0-16 team and had Detroit in the playoffs by his third season in 2011.

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The Bucs have invested heavily in surrounding Winston with a supporting cast on offense at the expense of their defense. The rushing game, often the backbone of this Panthers team, was held to 115 total yards, well below the season average.

It seems to be obvious that the Giants are looking for experience at head coach.

"I'll pass on that question", Schwartz said on December 6 when the Eagles were training in the Los Angeles area. "We have enough to get ready for the Rams, and I think it does nobody any good to mention that". The Eagles defense is ranked fifth in yards allowed and sixth in points allowed this season. You answer it 'no, ' people are, it's just not the right time or place to talk about that stuff. Schwartz's alpha dog personality hasn't always gone over well, however.

Nick Caserio isn't heading to NY to take over as the Giants general manager, but Patriots assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia remain at the top of the team's list of head coaching candidates. The Eagles would likely want a coordinator with experience running a 4-3 one-gap scheme.

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