The New York Giants cleaned the house this offseason. After a disappointing two years with Joe Judge, ownership decided to fire the young head coach and start fresh. A new front office was built with the hiring of GM Joe Schoen. Schoen, coming from Buffalo, had a connection to the man that the Giants hired as their next head coach: Brian Daboll.
Brian Daboll spent the last three years as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills. The Bills possessed one of the best offenses in the NFL during Daboll’s tenure. His success as an assistant coach combined with his connection to new general manager Joe Schoen made Brian Daboll the perfect hiring for the New York Giants.
Brian Daboll is a first-time head coach. Giants fans are excited for Daboll’s rookie season as he looks to reshape an offense that has struggled for years. Not just are fans high on Daboll, though. Analysts and experts are also seemingly confident in the Giants’ new coach.
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Brian Daboll ranks 22 among NFL head coaches by CBS
Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports recently wrote an article ranking the head coaches in the NFL. Of course, sitting at the top of the list are the names you would expect to see: Andy Reid, Sean McVay, Bill Belichick, and others. This offseason, nine head coaching jobs opened up. All nine of the once-vacant positions have been filled at this point. Brian Daboll was one of the most sought-after head coaching candidates in the NFL this offseason. Other teams like the Miami Dolphins expressed a heavy amount of interest.
Of the first-year head coaches, Brian Daboll ranks fourth on Cody Benjamin’s list. Ahead of him are Mike McDaniel (Miami), Todd Bowles (Tampa Bay), and Doug Peterson (Jacksonville). Daboll is the second-highest-ranked rookie head coach on the list (only behind McDaniel). Brian Daboll was ranked the 22nd-best head coach in the NFL on this list. That is a respectable ranking for a rookie head coach, acknowledging the limitless potential Daboll brings to the Giants.
Cody Benjamin on Brian Daboll:
Until settling in as QB Josh Allen’s top tutor in Buffalo, Daboll never lasted more than two seasons as an offensive coordinator, anywhere. But you can’t overlook the way he helped tailor the Bills’ attack to Allen’s dual-threat strengths, and his history with Alabama and the Patriots at least hints at head-coaching-level resolve. Now, how quickly can he find or groom star power at QB in New York, where the lineup is closer to rebuilding than contending? – CBS Sports’s Cody Benjamin on new Giants head coach Brian Daboll
Brian Daboll is often credited with the development of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. In 2020, Allen had a historic breakout season and established himself as one of the NFL’s brightest young stars. The Giants are hoping Daboll can have a similar effect on Daniel Jones as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.