The New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Mark Colombo. He has long been replaced by NFL offensive line coach Dave Digglielmo, with reports that Tom Palesro was number one.
“We appreciate Mark’s work, but I feel the move is in the best interest of the team,” coach Joe Judge confirmed the switch in a statement from the team.
Both Colombo and DeGugliello were considered for the job in January after becoming the judge’s head coach. The judge eventually selected Colombo, who only had experience as an NFL offensive line coach at Douglasmo, with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Giants invested heavily in their offensive line during the offseason. He faced No. 4 Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart in the third round and guard Shane Lemieux in the fifth round. He also took Nick Gates to the center and signed veterans dealing with Cameron Fleming.
The Giants have had the ball better in recent weeks, but they finished last in the NFL in ESPN’s pass-block win figures, winning just 44 percent of their time in pass-blocking situations.
Lemieux has struggled as a pass blocker since the start of the 8th week when 8 Will Hernandez was included in the reserve / Covid-19 list. His pro football focus grade 9.2 pass blocker is worse than any guard in the league who has played at least 100 offensive pictures.
It’s the whole Thomas game, though, it’s the most. Dealing with the blurred left hand has become the highest pressure surrender in the league (44) and his PFF pass-blocking efficiency score is 93.1 league-worst. Overall, the Giants are 31st in the PFF’s pass-blocking efficiency metric.
There was an approval from Colombo that Thomas had gathered in Georgia to develop a new technique to prevent the pass. There was also a recent report from Fanside’s Matt Lombardo that Thomas’ improved game over the past few weeks had changed and returned to his collegiate pass sets.
Following the Colombo shootings, Mike Garfolo cited his own earlier report that the judges had been having a good time training the offensive line themselves in recent weeks.
If you are wondering why # Giants OL is making changes to the coach at a time when he is playing better than before, watch this clip gmfb The next day the weekend. The judge recently gave more time to assist the line coach. pic.twitter.com/qQEUP29ziq
– Mike Grafolo (@MikeGrafolo) November 18, 2020
Diggalillo’s first NFL job was as an assistant offensive line and quality control coach for the Giants from 2004-2008.
Ever since leaving the Giants, he has been an offensive line coach with the Miami Dolphins (three times), the New York York Jets, the England England Patriots, the San Diego Chargers (where he was an assistant OL coach) and the Indianapolis Colts.
Judge and Digglielmo were on the coaching staff of New England together in 2014 and 2015.
Grafiolo also said that the Giants’ initial plan was to put Digiglielmo on board to consult with Colombo, but that “Colombo’s response to the news Led to his dismissal. ”
Pelisero said The judge actually hired Diggaililmo a week ago as an advisor. And that he had to start testing his Cove-19 as soon as it was over.