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New York Giants Defensive Assistant Al Holcomb Interviews with Carolina Panthers

January 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
By Dan Benton

The Carolina Panthers have a new General Manager in Dave Gettleman, but their pilfering of the New York Giants may have only just begun. The Charlotte Observer reports that the team met with Giants defensive assistant Al Holcomb on Thursday regarding their vacant linebackers coach position.

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Holcomb, who joined the Giants in 2009 as their defensive quality control coach after interning with the New York Jets in 2007 as part of the NFL's minority internship program, was promoted to defensive assistant to Perry Fewell in 2011 and helped the team to a Super Bowl XLVI victory.

Prior to entering the NFL, Holcomb was a defensive coach for several smaller Pennsylvania college teams, including Lafayette, Kutztown University and Bloomsburg, who played for the Division II National Championship in 2000.

In addition to Holcomb, the Panthers have also interviewed Auburn Tigers defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis for the position. Davis also coached the Giants linebackers in 2004.

The Giants connections in Carolina should come as no real surprise as the team hired former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi as a special consultant in their own GM search, and prior to hiring Gettleman, also met with Giants Director of College Scouting, Marc Ross.

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