Gettleman was hired Thursday to replace Jerry Reese, who was sacked after 11 years on the job along with coach Ben McAdoo earlier this month.
Gettleman and Mara have not yet discussed whether offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan will receive an interview as well, Mara said. But New York's issues are much bigger than just injuries.
McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired on December 4 with the team spiraling out of control and fans upset with the benching of quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP. The Gettleman hire necessarily keeps Caserio in New England, which in turns makes McDaniels far less likely to leave for the Giants.
"I'll address that right now", Gettleman said moments after mentioning that Manning is their quarterback, for now. Obviously he's an extremely talented kid and makes stuff happen.
What a refreshing comment for Giants fans to hear after ex-GM Jerry Reese's and co-owner John Mara's continued ignorance on this subject expressed as recently as these last few months.
"I don't guys who want to win", Gettleman said. Unless Gettleman goes hunting for a new passer in free agency or targets one in the draft, Manning's the man in NY.
The Giants interviewed Gettleman, assistant general manager Kevin Abrams, vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick. The decision worked well in Year 1, when the team was 11-5 and won a wild card playoff berth, but the Giants descended into losing, chaos and in-fighting this year. "Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency".