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Ravens DC Don Martindale disappointed in not getting Giants’ job but happy in Baltimore

"As far as getting ready for games and these teams, he has increased his film study," said Orlando Brown Jr. when ask about Lamar Jackson.

The New York Giants on Tuesday hired New England Patriots special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Judge as their next head coach, days after Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale interviewed for the opening.

Martindale said Wednesday he was disappointed in not getting the position but expressed his contentedness in his situation with the Ravens.

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“It was a great experience. It wasn’t just a good one, it was a great one,” Martindale said. “They’re good people there. I talked to [Giants owner] John Mara and it went really well. ... Like I told you beforehand and the head-coaching stuff came up, it would have to be a one-of-a-kind-type job, just not any job, to leave this place.

“I said before, we have the best owner. We have the best head coach. We have the best personnel. And most importantly, we have the best group of players assembled in that locker room that lift each other up. ... Am I disappointed about it? Sure. I think that anytime you interview for something, you obviously have interest in that job. I’m not going to act like I didn’t have interest in that job. Like I said, I felt like it was playing with house money and look where I’m still standing.”

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Raven defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale talks about not being chosen for the New York Giants head coaching job.

The Cleveland Browns are now the sole vacant head-coaching opening in the NFL. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman interviewed for the position last Thursday but Cleveland is still interviewing candidates and will reportedly finish all of its interviews before moving forward.

Roman declined to comment on his interview, saying, “I’m focused on the game.”

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