The Giants have selected Brian Daboll, the former Bills offensive coordinator, as their next head coach, the team announced Friday night. Daboll will join his Buffalo colleague Joe Schoenwho earlier this week was announced as the Giants’ new general manager, to try to match the success the Bills have enjoyed during the time period that the Giants have come to appreciate.
“I have a pretty good idea of how our fan base is feeling right now, and I get it,” Daboll said in a statement. “I promise we will do our best to put a team on the pitch that you will be proud to support and give us the results we all want.”
Since the Giants’ fourth Super Bowl win in February 2012, the team has only made it to the knockout stages once, a first-round exit in 2016 and only two winning seasons. The last five seasons have been particularly difficult, with the team winning a total of 22 games in that span and ending the 2021 season with a 4-13 record. The result is a revolving door at the head coach position: Daboll will be the team’s fourth since 2016, a particularly turbulent turnover rate following Tom Coughlin’s 12 years at the helm of the team. .
In Buffalo, Schoen was part of a new regime that ended the Bills’ 17-year drought in 2017. The rebirth of the organization continued with the arrival of Daboll alongside quarterback Josh Allen a year later. there. The team has won the AFC East twice since then, and qualified for the AFC title match last season.
Five days ago, Daboll called a Bills breach that accumulated 422 yards and 36 points and arrived within 13 seconds of defeating Kansas City on the road in the subdivision knockout. His work for the past four years to develop Allen Being one of the NFL’s best young stars is a top selling point for a team that is also hoping to chart a brighter future for quarterback. Daniel Jonesselection of draft master number 6 in 2019.
Giants co-owner John Mara took responsibility for not creating an environment where Jones had a chance to realize his potential, telling reporters earlier this week, “We’ve done everything we can. able to fool this boy since he’s been here.”
Hiring an offensive-minded head coach should be a step toward providing the stability Jones, who has played for three different offensive coordinators, has lacked in his professional career. The Giants still don’t know if Jones can be their franchise’s defender – they will decide this spring whether to opt for a fifth-year option on his rookie contract – but the team wanted to be able to execute that determination without the confounding variable of organizational chaos.
Daboll’s NFL coaching career began in 2000 as a defensive quality control coach for Bill Belichick in New England. Nick Saban, with whom he had spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, recommended him for the job. Daboll then won the national championship with Saban as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach in 2017, before joining the Bills.
Allen’s raw talent as a rookie was promised and an equal project, but over time, he and Daboll produced one of the league’s most interesting offenses. While Allen has a unique talent, Daboll’s experience with a multi-dimensional midfield position is sure to come in handy as he tries to build a system for Jones, who once had a run of over 21. miles per hour in a game.
The responsibilities of a head coach extend far beyond working with the midfielder, but Schoen made it clear in a press conference this week that the new coaching staff will need to “build an offense around Daniel” to highlight what he does best.” Schoen’s work with Daboll in Buffalo certainly informed the team’s assessment that Daboll was the right man for both that task and the elusive organizational affiliation the Giants sought in recruiting.
One of the few Giants constants of the past few years has started again. Of all the things the Giants hope Daboll and Schoen can change, that’s high on the list.
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