Add a ninth grandmaster candidate to the search for giants, according to the source: Baltimore Ravens, Joe Hortis, Director of Player Personnel.
Hortis spends his 24th season at The Ravens, apprenticing with Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bowl architect Ozzy Newsom.
Front Office Baltimore is revered as the most forward-thinking and efficient in the sport.
The first scheduled Giants interview will take place Wednesday morning with Buffalo Bills Assistant CEO Joe Schoen via Zoom, while a source confirmed that the process of finding a successor to Dave Gettleman will begin.
A source confirmed that Arizona Cardinals VP of Player Personnel Quentin Harris, added as the eighth CEO candidate from the Giants, is due for an interview Thursday.
Interestingly, the Giants are interviewing three pairs of executives from three different teams: Harris and Adrian Wilson of the Cardinals, Ryan Cowden and Monty Ossenforth of Tennessee, and Adam Peters and Ran Carton of the 49ers.
It’s unclear if they’re interested in poaching the two candidates as a package deal to improve consistency in their building, or if it’s just a random check.
Ryan Powles of The Chiefs rounds out the top nine.
NOT FOR SALE
Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale is returning to college to become Florida offensive coordinator under new Gators head coach Billy Napier, according to ESPN … Defensive line coach Sean Spencer is retiring to become Duke’s defensive coordinator, according to Josine Anderson and the NFL. Network … Giants College Scouting Coordinator Chad Klunder leaves for Duke, Athletic reports. Klunder got a soft landing after leaving Notre Dame in his newly created role as Giants College Scouting Coordinator in 2019.
It seemed that the Giants were deliberately trying to hide Dave Gettleman’s forced resignation (read: layoff) under the news cycle on Monday. The team kept all interview plans in the dark, asked the media to join the last-minute Zoom call with the players, and then sent out a press release announcing Gettleman’s departure as the players approached the microphone. This seemed to have been done to minimize public talk about Gettleman’s disastrous tenure, while serving as propaganda for his departure.
BOOM FOR MORE
Wide receiver Alex Bachman signed a reserve / futures contract on Tuesday, becoming the ninth player to do so in the past two days. Bachmann, 25, responded with four 94-yard retaliatory strikes in the season finale against Washington.