Report: Bill Sheridan Will Be Fired As Giants’ Defensive Coordinator


January 4, 2010

Report: Bill Sheridan Will Be Fired As Giants' Defensive Coordinator With the exclamation point on an extremely disappointing season coming in the form of a 44-7 smackdown in Minnesota, change was on the way for the New York Giants.

The first wave looks to be coming in the firing of defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan, according to the New York Daily News.

According to the report, players, coaches and other members of the team said they expect Sheridan to be fired this week.

The Giants finished 30th in the league with 427 points allowed, ahead of only the 1-15 St. Louis Rams (who are coincidentally coached by last year’s defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo) and 2-14 Detroit Lions. That’s a dramatic dropoff from 2008, when the Giants’ defense, led by Spagnuolo, were fifth in points allowed with 294.

The News notes that the 427 points allowed this year are the most allowed by a Giants defense since 1966.

Sheridan’s NFL experience has been exclusively with the Giants. He joined the team in 2005 and served as the linebackers coach until this year, when he was given the coordinator job. Prior to his time in the NFL, he served as a defensive coach for Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Army, Cincinnati and the University of Maine.

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