Spagnuolo met with co-owner/team president John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman, and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. He is in his second stint as defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo was named interim head coach after former head coach Ben McAdoo and former general manager Jerry Reese were fired a month ago.
Spagnuolo is considered to be a long shot to get the interim tag removed from his name, despite having NFL head coaching experience (a 10-38 record with the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11) and a relationship with Gettleman.
He only went 1-3 as the interim head coach. In addition, the Giants defense allowed the second most yards in the regular season (373.2 yards per game) and tied for fifth-most points (24.2).
The Giants planned to interview former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville Thursday. Travel issues related to a winter storm that dumped as much as 18 inches along the Jersey shore forced the Giants to reschedule Studesville’s interview until early next week.
Studesville was Broncos interim head coach in 2010 after Josh McDaniels was fired as head coach.
Gettleman plans to be in the Foxborough area Friday to interview McDaniels, the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. The team will also interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.