Hiring Coach Brian Daboll bodes well for New York Giants Daniel Jones – New York Giants Blog
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — It’s one way to ensure that the miscommunications that New York Giants co-owner John Mara has acknowledged to be a problem for the past few years won’t last much longer.
On Friday night, the Giants hired Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to be their head coach. This comes a week after naming Joe Schoen their general manager.
Schoen has served as assistant general manager for the Bills for the past four years and Daboll has led their offense for the past four seasons. There is a strong bond that the Giants can only hope to create as a dynamic duo.
New York is now aligned on plan and vision, which was not the case with the Dave Gettleman-Joe Judge regime.
It’s the right way to do business in today’s NFL.
“Over the past four years, I’ve seen Brian’s strengths as a leader – he’s an excellent communicator, intelligent, innovative and hardworking,” Schoen said in a press release announcing the hiring of Daboll. . “Brian’s genuine and engaging personality is refreshing. He fosters relationships with the players and coaches around him. He is progressive in his outlook and values collaboration, two of the attributes we believe are essential. I am delighted to m ‘associate with Brian and welcome him and his family to this side of the state.”
Daboll, 46, makes so much sense for the Giants. It’s no wonder the texts arrived this week from league sources ranging from general managers to executives to coaches, all of whom insisted Daboll would be the hire.
Daboll was ready for a head coaching position. The Miami Dolphins had scheduled him for a second interview next week if he was still available.
Finally, he was not. Sources had also indicated over the past week that the Giants were Daboll’s first choice. If Schoen and the Giants were to come calling, it was a done deal.
The Giants had a roster filled with defensive experience, except for Daboll. While not the deciding factor, it probably didn’t hurt that he could use his expertise to solve the Giants’ biggest problem, which is offense.
And there should be stability if quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants have some success.
Daboll is not going anywhere. Mara called for more leadership stability during Schoen’s introductory press conference this week, so Daboll and Schoen should have time to turn things around, whether it’s with Jones this year or another quarterback. in the future.
The last two seasons have really showcased Daboll’s coaching ability. The Bills were one of the top five offenses and Josh Allen became one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Schoen and the Giants can only hope some of that magic rubs off on Jones and their offense.
New York’s offense wasn’t just bad last season. It got downright laughable at the end of the year with Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm at quarterback. It got to the point where the Giants decided to kneel on the ball inside their own 5-yard line rather than play a real play.
It’s not supposed to happen at the NFL level. This made the Giants a laughing stock, forcing the owner to fire Judge after just two seasons.
Daboll, a friend of Judge who worked with him in New England from 2013 to 2016, is now tasked with fixing the NFL’s 31st ranked offense. He apparently expressed his confidence in Jones during his interviews, much like Schoen had done earlier.
There is no doubt now that the Giants are moving forward with Jones, at least in the short term.
“We think Daniel can play,” Mara said this week. “We’ve done everything we can to screw up this kid since he’s been here. We keep changing coaches, keep changing coordinators, keep changing offensive line coaches. I take a big responsibility for But let’s bring in the right group of coaches now and give him some continuity and try to rebuild the offensive line and then be able to make an intelligent assessment of whether he can be the franchise quarterback or no.
“I have a lot of hope in Daniel. I know how badly he wants it. I know what the players think of him. We certainly aren’t giving him up by any stretch of the imagination.”
That said, it’s not like the new coach-GM combo is married to the young quarterback, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. They can take a year, properly assess the situation (hopefully with a healthier supporting cast and improved offensive line) and move on if necessary.
Now that they’re philosophically and contractually aligned, Daboll and Schoen have time to get it right. And after a decade of incompetence and incongruity, the Giants may have finally succeeded.