We'll find out if the coaching search will follow a similar script.
Whatever the case may be, Schwartz is considered an early favorite for the Giants' head coaching job and appears to be in line to get the first crack at it. The Giants can't officially request an interview with Schwartz until Monday.
It seems to be obvious that the Giants are looking for experience at head coach. "It's not impossible for you to succeed without that, but I think the more experience that that individual has as either a head coach or as a coordinator on either side of the ball, I think is very important".
The Giants, who are 2-13 and vying for the No. 2 pick in the National Football League draft entering Sunday's season finale against the Washington Redskins, fired coach Ben McAdoo after Week 13. Four of his five seasons, though, ended with losing records.
Giants owner John Mara and new general manager Dave Gettleman reportedly are taking a lot into consideration with Schwartz's resume - he took over the Lions after their disastrous 0-16 season and led them to the playoffs in his third year. It was the Lions' first playoff appearance since 1999, but that was Schwartz's only winning season in Detroit.
Schwartz has served as Philadelphia's defensive coordinator for the last two years. Before coaching Detroit, Schwartz spent 10 years with the Tennessee Titans, serving as defensive coordinator for eight of those seasons.
The report also states the Giants brass plans to travel to Foxboro next weekend to interview both Patriots coordinators. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is now serving as the team's interim head coach as NY finishes out the 2017 campaign.