New York Giants offensive line coach Mark Colombo has been sacked. He will be replaced by long-time NFL offensive line coach Dave DiCuilmo, with Tom Belicero being the first with this statement.
“We appreciate what Mark did, but I felt this action was in the best interests of the team,” coach Joe Judge confirmed the switch in the team statement.
Both Colombo and Dikulilmo were considered for the job in January after the judge became head coach. The judge eventually chose Colombo, the only experience he had as an NFL offensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys on Dicukilmo.
The Giants invested heavily in their offensive line during the season. They created Andrew Thomas No. 4 overall, tackling Matt Beard in the third round and saving Shane Lemieux in the fifth round. They moved Nick Gates to the center and signed senior player Cameron Fleming.
The Giants have had the ball better in recent weeks, but ESPN’s pass block is the last in the NFL to rate Black’s rate, winning only 44 percent of the time in pass-blocking situations.
Will Hernandez has struggled heavily as a Lemieux pass defender since taking the field in the last 8 weeks on the Reserve / Covit-19 list. As a pass defender his Pro Football Focus Grade 9.2 played at least 100 attacking photos more than any guard in the league.
It was Thomas’ overall play, however, which is very important. Rookie has surrendered to any coping high pressure in the left-back league (44) and his PFF pass-blocking performance score is 93.1 league-worst. Overall, the Giants rank 31st in the PFF’s pass-blocking metric.
An acknowledgment was received from Colombo that Thomas was using new techniques to prevent the pass from being done collectively in Georgia. Over the past few weeks there has been a recent report from Fanzite’s Matt Lombardo that Thomas’ advanced play will abandon those changes and return to his college pass sets.
In the aftermath of the Colombo shooting, Mike Carafolo noted in his own previous statement that the judge has been spending too much time in recent weeks.
If you are wondering why #Giants They are making a change to the OL coach, watch this clip as they play better in front mgmfb The other day was the weekend. Joe Judge has recently set aside more time to help the coach. pic.twitter.com/qQEUP29ziq
– Mike Carafolo (ike Mike Carafolo) November 18, 2020
DeGuglielmo’s first NFL job was as the Giants’ assistant attack line and quality control coach from 2004-2008.
Since leaving the Giants he has coached the Miami Dolphins (three times), the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, the San Diego Chargers (where he was the assistant OL coach) and the Indianapolis Golds.
Judge and DiCuilmo were New England coaching staff in 2014 and 2015.
Carafiolo reports that the Giants’ initial plan is to ship Djukilmo to consult with Colombo, but it “Colombo’s reaction to the news Which led to his dismissal. “
Belizero announced The judge actually appointed Dikulilmo as a consultant a week ago And should begin as soon as he has completed his COVID-19 test.