There might have been a time when Eli Manning was feeling less than secure about his future with the Giants.
It doesn’t take a long look at their depth chart now to know how secure he is.
Patricia was a graduate assistant football coach at his alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, 1996. He studied rocket science.
Patricia later was a college football assistant coach at Amhert and Syracuse before joining the NFL’s New England Patriots in 200He climbed the ranks under future Hall of Fame head coach Bill Belichick, serving as defensive coordinator from 2012-17.
The Giants interviewed Patricia and five other candidates for their head coach vacancy in January, but he decided to go to the Lions in part because of a close relationship with general manager Bob Quinn. Soon after, the Giants hired Pat Shurmur.
Here’s what’s so damning about the blown Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel picks: both players flamed out of the league before ever igniting, due largely to the same immaturity they displayed in college.
Gilbert’s, and especially Manziel’s, unprofessional behavior was sometimes shocking, but never surprising.
And with Manziel, it’s not like he was a transcendent talent.
The Raiders traded with the Colts to move up to select Hurst, giving up picks No. 159 and No. 185.
“It’s money [lost from not going higher], but [I’m] just upset and disappointed in teams that decided not to pick me,” Hurst said, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “But one [team] got a great player for very little. So I’m very excited to be a part of it.”
Hurst didn’t miss a game at Michigan, appearing in 46. He was sent home from the combine after an irregular EKG, but cardiologists at Harvard and Michigan cleared him.
Still, according to various reports, some teams took took Hurst off their draft board.