You always want the best for your kids, but sometimes, it can be hard to invest deeply in one of their endeavors because it seems so perfect and there is a lot of worry about being frustrated if it doesn’t.
“I was thinking about that one day,” Maurice Carthon told The Post. “It will be like that, I don’t know if I can accept him or not, he is the general manager of the Giants.”
The “he” Karthon he’s referring to is Ran Karthon, his 40-year-old son, the 49ers’ personnel manager. On Monday, Ran Karthon became the eighth of nine candidates to interview for the Giants’ vacant General Manager position. None of the nine front-office executives in the NFL have any direct relationships with the Giants, who are get out of their institution To find a general manager for the first time in 43 years. However, one of the candidates has a family relationship with the giants.
“You don’t go somewhere and win two Super Bowls and say he doesn’t hold a special place in your heart,” Maurice Carthon said.
Anyone of a certain age knows all about Maurice Carthon, the agonizing quarterback for the first two Super Bowl teams in Giants history. Playing for the Giants from 1985 to 1991, Carthon, 60, spanned a dynamic period in the franchise’s annals. He became known as “The Parcells Man” because Bill Parcells, the former coach, loved him both as a player and as a person, which is why Parcells appointed Carthon as offensive coordinator with the Cowboys in 2003 and 2004.
Karthon and another member of the 49ers front office, assistant general manager Adam Peters, gave an interview to the Giants Monday via Zoom. The Giants have previously conducted Zoom interviews with Joe Schoen (Assistant General Manager Billing), Adrian Wilson (Cardinals Vice President of Player Personnel), Quentin Harris (Cardinals Vice President of Player Personnel), Ryan Pauls (Executive Director of Player Personnel), and Ryan Cowden (Vice President of Player Personnel). One-player Titans), Monty Osenfurt (one-player Titans manager) and Joe Hortiz (the Ravens one-player manager).
The Giants must conduct at least one in-person interview with outside minority candidates, according to changes to the Rooney rule. The four minority nominees the Giants met in the first round were Poles, Karthon, Wilson and Harris.
With the first round of interviews complete, the Giants will be shortening their roster and coming to the finalists to meet in person, and there will likely be a new General Manager by the end of the week. There is no time to waste. On Sunday, Schoen spoke to the Bears. The Poles attracted the interest of the Vikings and bears.
On the main training front, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Dabol – certainly someone important to the Giants – gave an interview Sunday with bears and dolphins. Brian Flores, the unexpected free agent after being fired by Dolphins, can pick destinations. He’s interviewed the Bears and Texans, and Houston could be his landing spot, given his past working relationship with Texas General Manager Nick Caserio from their time together in New England. Flores has also attracted the attention of the Giants, who are waiting to secure a general manager before diving into the search for their head coach.
Peters was Jon Lynch’s first hire with 49 people and helped build the talent base with the NFL Draft featuring George Kettle, Debo Samuel and Fred Warner.
Runner Karthon was again running in Florida and made nine appearances with the Colts in two years (2005-2006) in the NFL. He tried coaching high school football in Miami, but decided his passion was heading towards the front office. He was an explorer with the Falcons for four years and ran the rams’ pro staff division for five years before Lynch hired him to lead the pro staff division with the 49ers.
Taking the next step, to the position of General Manager, would be a huge step.
“That’s the goal in the grand scheme of things to one day occupy this position,” Carthon told reporters earlier this season, describing the general manager position as “the ultimate goal, which is to lead a team myself.”
The Giants interview group made up of co-owners John Mara and Steve Teich, as well as Chris Mara, senior vice president of player staff, may have congratulated both Peters and Karthon after last Sunday’s 49 players eliminated the Cowboys from the playoffs, as it’s always been a misery Cowboys are popular around giants.
Carthon spoke to Barchills about the opportunity as well as to his father.
“He’s hoping he’ll get the job,” said Maurice Carthon.
Bran Carthon has also been contacted by the Bears regarding their vacancy at General Motors.
“He put all the chips on the floor and worked his butt in several places,” said Maurice Carthon. He paid his dues and I said why not? I think my son can help rebuild the Giants, I definitely think so.”
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