NFL coaches love “their guys” from past ties, and one is joining former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Andre Patterson in New York. He’s Jalyn Holmes, a defender who played for the Vikings in three seasons from 2018 to 2020. Holmes, a defensive end, will audition for the...
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New York Giants fans will hate part of this story about new defensive line coach Andre Patterson, because it will re-open festering wounds about past organizational mistakes. Those same fans will likely love part of this story for what it could mean about the future of the Giants’ defensive line.
Minnesota has been the home for former Camden Fairview Cardinal Andre Patterson for many years, where he's worked under head coach Mike Zimmer. Since becoming a coach in 1982, Patterson has risen in the ranks at the collegiate and professional levels. While he has had many different coaching positions, one thing has been certain: Patterson knows how to develop a high-caliber defensive line.
With the Vikings soon to hire Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator, their co-defensive coordinators from the past two seasons are moving on. Andre Patterson has reached a deal to be the New York Giants’ defensive line coach. And Adam Zimmer, the son of former head coach Mike Zimmer, told the Pioneer Press on Thursday that he was let go by the Vikings earlier this week and is looking for another job.
New York Post
Brian Daboll added some familiarity and a lot of experience with his latest two additions to the Giants coaching staff. The Giants are hiring Andre Patterson as defensive line coach and Tony Sparano Jr. as assistant offensive line coach, The Post confirmed. The well-traveled Patterson’s first job as a defensive...
According to Adam Schefter, former Vikings assistant HC Andre Patterson is joining the Giants as the new DL coach. Patterson also held co-defensive coordinator duties in Minnesota, so this is an addition with a lot of experience to New York’s staff. Patterson, 61, got his start in coaching as...
The Giants are reportedly hiring former Vikings assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson to be their defensive line coach. Patterson spent 10 seasons with the Vikings, all of them as the team's defensive line coach. In 2020, he was named co-defensive coordinator by then-head coach Mike Zimmer and last season, Patterson was given the additional title of assistant head coach. He had also previously been on the Vikings coaching staff during the 1998-1999 seasons as the team's defensive line coach.
Grand Forks Herald
Andre Patterson, a longtime Vikings assistant coach and good friend of former head coach Mike Zimmer, is moving on to the New York Giants. A source said that Patterson will be named the Giants’ defensive line coach. For the past eight seasons, Patterson was the Vikings’ defensive line coach under Zimmer, who was fired Jan. 10. He also served as co-defensive coordinator the past two seasons and was assistant head coach in 2021.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are hiring Andre Patterson as their new defensive line coach. Patterson became the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line coach when Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014. He added the title of co-defensive coordinator in 2020, and also added “assistant head coach” to his list of duties in 2021.
EAGAN, Minn. — It should come as no surprise when an NFL head coach is fired, their assistants scatter like fall leaves in the wind. That doesn't lessen the disappointment among Vikings players, staff and fans that assistant head coach-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson is leaving Minnesota for a job as defensive line coach with the New York Giants.
The Vikings' complete overhaul of their coaching staff continues as they transition from Mike Zimmer to Kevin O'Connell. Longtime defensive line coach Andre Patterson is being hired by the New York Giants, as first reported by KFAN's Paul Allen. Patterson wanted to stay in Minnesota, but O'Connell and the Vikings...