New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll had a popular reputation in Buffalo, and that popularity may help him secure other members of the Bills offensive staff. Not only is Ken Dorsey in the running for the Giants offensive coordinator spot, but it looks like Daboll is set to bring over his O-line coach from Buffalo, Bobby Johnson.
Buffalo O-line coach to join Giants, others could follow
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) February 1, 2022
Mike Silver from Bally Sports first reported the news, which has since been confirmed by Tim Graham from the Athletic. According to Graham, it’s already a done deal and the contract has been signed.
This, of course, is big for the Giants. While offensive line coach isn’t the most glamorous position, it’s nice to see it getting addressed early in the offseason with a signing that new head coach Brian Daboll is already familiar with.
The position has been anything but stable for the Giants during the past seasons, and that turmoil hasn’t helped an O-line that was afflicted this season by lack of depth and injuries.
Johnson was already there for one offensive line rebuild in Buffalo, and will have to help in another one thanks to the current state of the Giants line. He served two stints with the Bills, the first coming from 2010-11 and the more recent one lasting from 2019 until now.
The Giants may not be done signing coaches from Buffalo, however. According to Ryan Talbot from New York Upstate, assistant QB coach Shea Tierney and assistant O-line coach Ryan Wendell could be the next additions to join Daboll.
All in all, it’s clear the Giants staff will hardly look the same next season as old names are moved out and more influence from a winning organization is brought in. It’s an exciting time, and for once, it feels like the Giants are doing what they need to do to start winning.