Giants’ Patrick Graham turned down Jets because this is his ‘dream job’, and the defense could be (much) better

Odenigbo, a rambunctious personality, playfully shoved Graham, the Giants defensive coordinator who spent the offseason getting in shape.

But this offseason, when Graham wasn’t turning down head coaching interviews, scouting talent for free agency and the NFL Draft and working on constructing a defense around a more talented group of players, he was on the stationary bike and dieting, losing weight.

Graham, one of the NFL’s most creative defensive coordinators, is getting in shape just as his defense, fittingly, looks fit for a breakout.

Graham’s work got him head coaching interest, an interview request with the Jets.

I happen to be here working with one of my friends, Joe Judge and I’ve got a great group of guys to work with and a great group of coaches and players.

At cornerback, the Giants added free agent Adoree’ Jackson to complement James Bradberry, who made the Pro Bowl last year.

Nobody knew what to expect from Graham in 2020.

Every time you lay it out from March or April, you’re trying to see improvements and that guys are playing their best football in December.

It is fair to question whether the Giants offense, led by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, can hold up its end of the bargain, score enough points and start making life easier for the defense.

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