Giants next interview Eric Bieniemy and Don Martindale



The day after meeting former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, the Giants continue their search for their next head coach.

The auditions continue. The chief's offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, and the Ravens defensive coordinator, Don "Wink" Martindale, meet with the Giants on Saturday. Josh McDaniels, the Patriots' offensive coordinator, is on the Giants Candidate List and has set January 10 as the day when interested teams can interview. The giants also plan to speak to Joe Judge, coordinator of the Patriots' special teams, next week.

Baylor coach Matt Rhule, a serious candidate for the Giants, is currently vacationing with his family in Mexico. An interview date has not yet been fixed, but the numbers will be published next week.

Cowboys' defensive passing coordinator Kris Richard met with the Giants on Thursday to start the interview process.

McCarthy and Rhule, the Post reports, are the two candidates with the best chance of ultimately winning the award. However, the interview process could reconfigure the hacking order. Bieniemy in particular impresses the Giants with his natural leadership qualities and is supported by head coach Andy Reid, who has produced an impressive coaching tree. Ten former Reid assistants – including the recently fired Pat Shurmur – later became NFL head coaches, and two of them, John Harbaugh and Doug Pederson, won Super Bowls.

You can find more information about the Giants in the latest episode of the podcast "Blue Rush":