EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The search is on for the New York Giants' next head coach, with the team wasting little time in getting the process started.
On the day former head coach Tom Coughlin, whose Giants teams finished with a losing record three straight seasons, had his farewell press conference, the Giants interviewed offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who also has drawn interest from the Eagles.
The Giants also are reportedly scheduled to meet with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Thursday, Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase on Friday, Jaguars assistant coach Doug Marone on Saturday, and Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott at some point.
Although only two years in as a coordinator, McAdoo would appear to be a leading candidate. The Giants' offense, and in particular quarterback Eli Manning, enjoyed a rebirth of sorts in McAdoo's fast-paced system.
"I think he's proven himself to be a very good teacher, has a very good handle on our offense," team co-owner John Mara said about McAdoo. "I think he communicates very well. I think he shows some leadership skills. I think he has some good qualities."
In addition, McAdoo would provide the organization with some degree of continuity, something that Mara admits is appealing.
"That's always something you have to think about," Mara said. "Certainly we were comfortable with Tom's style and his philosophy. Does the next guy have to be exactly the same? No, he does not. He just has to be somebody we're comfortable with and someone we can win with."