Somebody had to pay for the Giants' defensive demise this season. And, in probably the worst-kept, yet most short-lived secret of the year, defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan paid the immediate price.
The Giants fired him today, as announced in a one-line e-mail tonight.
Now the search starts. Dick Jauron, the fired Buffalo Bills head coach and former Jacksonville cohort of Tom Coughlin's, could be a logical candidate. So could another former Coughlin assistant, Don Capers, who is running the offense in Green Bay.