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Giants hire Raiders’ Carmen Bricillo as new offensive line coach after historic sack total in 2023

The Giants filled their first vacancy on Thursday by hiring Las Vegas Raiders offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo for the same role in New York.

Bricillo, who is entering his sixth NFL coaching season, replaces the recently fired Bobby Johnson on Brian Daboll’s offensive staff.

His new group has nowhere to go but up. The 2023 Giants’ offense allowed the second-most sacks ever (85) in a single season due to a combination of injuries, personnel, play-calling, execution and quarterback play.

Bricillo coached the New England Patriots’ line in 2020 and 2021 under Bill Belichick. And he did a good job with a Raiders line that wasn’t filled with blue-chippers and endured lots of injuries and changes this past season, his second with the team.

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This will be his 21st coaching season, including a long stint in college prior to his jump to the pros.

The Giants tried to interview Falcons O-line coach Dwayne Ledford during the process, as well, but Atlanta denied their request.

Bricillo, who was working for Josh McDaniels in Vegas, is familiar with the protection schemes that Daboll likes to run. He will look to help the Giants coach and execute better on offense in 2024.