Mike Kafka seemed to make quite the impression on the Houston Texans because the Giants’ offensive coordinator will head to the Loan Star state for an in-person interview with the club for its vacant head coaching position, according to multiple reports.
The in-person conversation is expected to take place Wednesday and come after he had a virtual meeting with the Texans on Sunday after the Giants had been eliminated from the playoffs by the Philadelphia Eagles. Kafka also had meetings with the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.
Kafka played a big part in the Giants’ success this season and helped the offense finish 15th in scoring, fourth in rushing, and 18th in total yards. And it shouldn’t be lost in how he helped Daniel Jones develop this season into a QB the Giants are going to try to keep.
The Giants could be looking at the possibility of losing both Kafka and defensive coordinator Wink Martindale this offseason to head coaching jobs elsewhere. Martindale also took an interview with Colts for their head coaching job.
Head coach Brian Daboll said on Monday that the organization was prepared if h had to fill one or two coordinator positions during the offseason.
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“When you have these interviews that come up, and I’ve been part of them the last three seasons, you always have to have a plan,” Daboll said. “Because you never know what’s going to happen if (defensive coordinator) Wink (Martindale) gets a job, if (offensive coordinator Mike) Kafka gets a job. So, you have to go through the whole process. The good thing about being here for the second year is that you have a lot of people in place that again, to go back to what I said about the players, that know how we do things.
“So, as I’m sitting up there with (director of coaching operations Laura Young) LY and going through calendars and OTA practices and when the offseason starts and self-scout, we do a lot of things. Last year was the first time we all did it together. This will be the second time. So, a little bit more smooth.”