May Giants pay Wink Martindale extra to maintain him in New York?
New York Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale will head to Indiana this weekend for his second interview with the Indianapolis Colts.
Martindale beforehand met with the Colts by way of Zoom.
Though Colts proprietor Jim Irsay is reportedly pushing to maintain Jeff Saturday as their head coach, the method is ongoing. And if there’s one different one that looks like an “Irsay man,” it’s most actually Wink Martindale.
However dropping Martindale would go away the Giants in a precarious place, particularly with Mike Kafka drawing curiosity from the Houston Texans and Shea Tierney from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So, what would possibly they be capable to do to maintain Martindale round?
Easy: pay him extra.
There’s no assure that Martindale, who has been very public about his want to turn out to be a head coach, would cross on the chance for a increase. However it’s an possibility and one the Giants would possibly discover ought to they arrive to that bridge.
They might have the higher hand on this situation as a result of Martindale has additionally been open about how he views the Giants and his position with the group.
“After I got here right here as a Big, it wasn’t a stepping stone for me. It was a vacation spot,” Martindale said earlier this month. “I find it irresistible right here in New York. I really like town. I feel it’s the best metropolis on this planet, I feel it’s the best followers on this planet and the possession — the Maras and Tischs — have been nice to my household.”
Martindale considers co-owner John Mara a buddy and he’s clearly acquired a great relationship with head coach Brian Daboll.
If the Colts do find yourself providing Martindale the pinnacle teaching place, don’t count on the Giants to easily lay down. They’ll make some effort to maintain Wink in tow.
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