Apparently John Mara didn’t need a cooling down period to decide on approving Coughlin’s recommendation on the future of the defensive coordinator. Bill Sheridan was fired today after just one year on the job.
I don’t take any glee about someone getting fired, but this is a step in the right direction. From Sheridan’s “argument” with Osi Umenyiora back in training camp that led to the defensive end leaving campus, to his wishes to work in the pressbox, to his zone coverages that repeatedly led to blown coverages, to dropping the defensive ends into pass osscoverage, he was a disaster. The Giants gave up 427 points this season, the second-worst in team history. Regardless, I wish Sheridan well, and hope he landed on his feet.
As for replacements, Dick Jauron is the popular name. Current defensive backs coach Peter Giunta is another possibility, as he had a Super Bowl ring as the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams in 1999.