GIANTS ELEVATE MCADOO — WILL EAGLES EVER FIND A COACH?

By Annie Ross

Another NFL team has filled a head coaching void while the Eagles can’t seem to get their act together.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that the New York Giants will promote Ben McAdoo (above with QB Eli Manning) to head coach. McAdoo, 38, had been the team’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

McAdoo was seen as a favorite for the job after Tom Coughlin stepped down following a 12-year run with the franchise. The Giants went 6-10 this season, their fourth straight season without a playoff berth.

McAdoo’s promotion provides continuity for Eli Manning and the Giants’ offense. Rapoport reported that Manning paid a visit to ownership to vouch for a McAdoo promotion. Some in the Giants’ organization have compared McAdoo to a “young Andy Reid”, according to Rapoport.

Rapoport additionally reports that Steve Spagnuolo is expected to remain the team’s defensive coordinator. The Giants had one of the worst defenses in football last season, though a lack of quality personnel played perhaps the biggest role in the struggles. Expect that to be a major area of focus this offseason as Spagnuolo gets another chance to improve the unit.

The Giants planned to interview Hue Jackson today, but Jackson took the Browns’ job on Wednesday. TheEagles were also very interested in McAdoo, which likely played a role in New York’s decision to act when Jackson came off the board.

New York interviewed Spagnuolo, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, former Bills coach Doug Marrone and former Falcons coach Mike Smith. Gase was named the Dolphins’ new coach last week.

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