Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Shawn became the first Giants general manager candidate to appear in a second interview on Tuesday.
It’s unclear how many of the nine original nominees made it to the second round, but Kansas City Chiefs chief of staff Ryan Poles is also reported to be running.
Sean, 42, “took a tour of the facility” in East Rutherford on Tuesday and personally interviewed co-owners John Mar and Steve Tisch, as well as VP of Human Resources Chris Mar, the Giants said.
The team also said in a press release that Sean “sat down with the other members of the team’s front office.”
Meanwhile, the 36-year-old Pole is also set to receive a second interview, according to the NFL Network.
The Giants’ slow and steady pace in their search for a grandmaster has left them behind in interviews with head coaches.
There are eight NFL teams with full-time head coach vacancies, and the Giants are the only one that has not yet interviewed or filed a known request for a candidate.
Their rivals are Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, Jaguars, Broncos, Texans and Raiders.
Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daball could be a good fit for Schoen. Daball and Sean have already interviewed Chicago. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Biniemi could be a good fit for the Pole as general manager.
Former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson contacts both candidates through Andy Reid’s coaching tree, Reid’s team of Chiefs, and Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Reed’s former defensive coordinator in Philadelphia.
And Bucks defensive coordinator Todd Bowles returns to the Miami Dolphins (2008-11) with Sean.
According to sources, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and former Dolphins coach Brian Flores are both following the Giants’ work, and Flores is expected to be interviewed for the job, but the Giants have yet to reveal their preferences or interests in the position.
Flores has already been interviewed for jobs with the Bears and Texans and could be a good fit for a team closer to winning.
Rumor has it that he was fired after he pushed for better GM and QB jobs at the Dolphins. And he just went through the pain of rebuilding Miami to try and change that franchise.
The Giants lineup is in better shape than when Joe Judge arrived, but he still needs major surgery in key positions before the team can compete.
Reports that Flores will definitely bring Texas QB Deshawn Watson with him to New York are not true in the best sense of the Daily News.
A deal with Watson would also be incredibly expensive, and Mara and Tish would have staged a real PR nightmare by inviting Watson to their team.
The Giants have $13,986 in the league’s unused cap for 2021 that can be rolled over to 2022, and that’s before the NFL reviews incentives and bonuses, according to ESPN. The Giants are the only team with less than $100,000 of unused space. Only eight teams received less than $1 million. And the Jaguars earned a league-record $25.7 million… Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, now a Dallas Cowboys consultant, was interviewed Tuesday about a job opening for Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rule’s offensive coordinator. … their face after Tuesday’s awkward firing of CEO Mike Mayock. The Raiders sent interview requests to GM before publicly announcing Mayock’s firing, so it was business as usual for employees until they found out about candidate interviews and Mayock’s fate later through social media. Acting head coach Rich Bisaccia is not expected to stay despite making it to the playoffs, especially with a new grandmaster. Raiders players, however, clearly have his back… The Seattle Seahawks fired two defensive coaches on Tuesday: defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis. All eyes have been on possible changes or big offseason headlines regarding head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, but so far the only changes have been to D.