This move comes as no surprise since it was reported that the Raiders weren’t blocking their position coaches from meeting with other teams and Bricillo interviewed with the Giants yesterday. But, he is the first assistant to take a job with another club.
New York’s offensive line was notably bad last season as the team led the league in sacks allowed with 85, 20 more than the Washington Commanders and Carolina Panthers who tied for second to last. Meanwhile, Las Vegas surrendered just 40 sacks—tied for seventh—and Pro Football Focus ranked their offensive line as the 10th-best in the NFL. So, it’s easy to see why the Giants were interested in Bricillo.
Also, while they were never in New England at the same time, Giants head coach Brian Daboll and Bricillo are in the same coaching circles as both worked under Bill Belichick.
Daboll had a couple of stints with the Patriots, most recently serving as the tight ends coach from 2013 to 2016, and Josh McDaniels brought Bricillo to the Raiders after the latter spent three years on the Pats’ staff.
So, no matter who is hired as the Silver and Black’s head coach, they’ll need to bring on a new offensive line coach.