Wink Martindale, Mike Kafka have dates set for head coaching interviews
Other NFL teams are sniffing around the Giants’ coaching staff to possibly poach some of New York’s talent.
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Jan. 19, 8:44 a.m.
Giants DC Wink Martindale and OC Mike Kafka have dates set for their head coaching interviews with interested teams, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Martindale will interview with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Kafka will interview with the Colts, Carolina Panthers, and Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Jan. 16, 12:29 p.m.
The Indianapolis Colts have requested permission to interview defensive coordinator Wink Martindale for their vacant head coaching position, according to multiple media reports.
Martindale, 59, will likely not conduct his interview with the Colts this week ahead of Saturday’s Divisional Round game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles as head coach Brian Daboll said “there won’t be any interviews” this week when asked Monday about OC Mike Kafka interviewing for head coaching jobs.
Martindale joined the Giants staff this offseason from Baltimore where he was defensive coordinator from 2018-2021 and the linebackers coach from 2012-2017.
Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.
Fresh off the Giants’ first playoff win in 11 years, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka has drawn interview requests to fill the head coaching vacancies, The Athletic’s Dan Duggan reported on Monday.
The Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers have asked to speak with Kafka, 35, and they could interview him as soon as Tuesday, per Duggan. The Indianapolis Colts have also made a request for an interview, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Head coach Brian Daboll added later on Monday that the Giants’ OC will not begin the interview process this week.
“He’s not gonna do anything, everythings focused on Philadelphia,” Daboll said. “So this is gonna be a normal week for him, for our offense. I know where his focus is. So there won’t be any interviews leading up to this game.”
Kafka came to New York last offseason after working in Kansas City since 2017 where he served as the quarterbacks coach (2018-2019) before adding passing game coordinator to his portfolio for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.