Report: Giants’ Carmen Bricillo comes with ‘unusual number’ of red flags

On January 11, the New York Giants hired former Las Vegas Raiders assistant Carmen Bricillo to fill their offensive line coaching vacancy.

They had fired Bobby Johnson after the season finale, a change that was inevitable after the injury-riddled line performed about as poorly as any unit in the league this year.

With all the turmoil and criticism surrounding head coach Brian Daboll’s management style comes a story about Bricillo’s style, which is being compared to that of Daboll’s.

ESPN Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan recently reported that Bricillo comes in the door with quite a few “red flags.”

From NJ Advance Media:

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan said Jan. 18 on his “Breaking Big Blue” podcast that he’s “heard an unusual number of things questioning (Carmen Bricillo) as a coach” — even as he’s led successful units. Bricillo will oversee the Giants’ offensive line, a group that has been a disaster for years.

“Whether it be, you know, again, a lot of the same things that we saw with Brian Daboll — that the players didn’t love him in Las Vegas,” Raanan said. “Do we really care if he produces good results? No, but if you start losing guys, that becomes a factor.” Raanan also reported in an ESPN story that there are “questions about his coaching techniques.”

No one is sure when players and coaches loving each other became a prerequisite for success in this league but it doesn’t hurt. Daboll was recently outed for his incessant yelling and finger-pointing, a style that led to beloved defensive coordinator Wink Martindale to part ways with the team.

Bricillo is a results-oriented coach, which is what the Giants need, especially on the offensive line. The Giants allowed 85 sacks this season, the second-most allowed by a team in NFL history. Brilillo’s Raiders crew allowed just 40 in 2023.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire