Giants Hire Carmen Bricillo as New Offensive Line Coach, Brings Strong Track Record from Raiders and Patriots

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants have appointed Carmen Bricillo as their new offensive line coach, filling a position left vacant on Brian Daboll’s coaching staff. Bricillo brings with him 20 years of coaching experience, including five years in the NFL. Notably, he has previously worked with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

Bricillo served as the offensive line coach for the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2022-23 season, following two seasons with the New England Patriots. Under his guidance, the Raiders’ offensive line allowed just 40 sacks in 2023, a commendable feat considering only 11 teams allowed fewer sacks that year.

During Bricillo’s initial season with the Raiders in 2022, his offensive line unit allowed only 35 sacks, ranking ninth fewest in the NFL. Additionally, the Raiders’ rushing offense thrived under Bricillo’s coaching, accumulating 2,059 yards in a single season, the highest since 2011. Impressively, the Raiders’ rushers were stopped for a loss or no gain the least number of times in the NFL in 2022, and Josh Jacobs led the league with 1,653 rushing yards.

Before joining the NFL, Bricillo began his coaching career at Youngstown State University, where he spent nine years coaching the offensive line. During his tenure, he coached multiple All-Missouri Valley Conference selections and helped the team reach the NCAA FCS National Championship Game in 2016. Inspired by his success at Youngstown State, Bricillo then joined the New England Patriots as their offensive line coach from 2020 to 2021. Under his guidance, the Patriots won an AFC East title and made two playoff appearances. In 2021, the Patriots’ rushing offense ranked eighth in the NFL with 126.5 yards per game, and running back Damien Harris excelled under Bricillo’s tutelage, recording career highs in rushing yards and touchdowns.

Furthermore, in 2020, the Patriots ranked fourth in the NFL with an average of 146.6 rushing yards per game, their highest average since 1983.

Originally from Shelocta, Pennsylvania, Bricillo played center at Duquesne University, earning first-team all-conference honors in 1995 and 1996. He began his collegiate coaching career at Duquesne, focusing on offensive line coaching. Bricillo and his wife, Megan, have a daughter named Rilyn.

In addition to hiring Bricillo, the Giants still have several other coaching positions to fill, including defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator, running backs coach, outside linebackers coach, defensive assistant, and director of strength and performance.

To recap, Carmen Bricillo has been appointed as the New York Giants’ offensive line coach, bringing a wealth of experience from his previous coaching roles, particularly with the Raiders and Patriots. His track record includes developing solid offensive line units and aiding successful rushing offenses. The Giants have high hopes for Bricillo as they continue to build their coaching staff under the leadership of Brian Daboll.