Suppose you are unfamiliar with Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills’ current offensive coordinator. In that case, you might either be living under a rock or simply ignoring all New York Giants news after the latest season. Daboll is currently in the lead for the vacant head coaching spot left by Joe Judge, who was recently fired after another torturous season.
Daboll enjoyed an illustrious offensive performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, as star quarterback Josh Allen dominated, throwing four touchdowns to Gabriel Davis and over 200 yards. Phenomenal scheming, execution, and all-around perfection supported 422 yards of total offense and five touchdowns.
The obvious connection between Daboll and the Giants is newly assigned general manager Joe Schoen. Schoen spent four years with Daboll in Buffalo, developing one of the league’s top offenses. Schoen was Brandon Bean’s right-hand man, the current GM for the Bills.
With elite roster construction end practices, Buffalo was a legitimate Super Bowl contender this year. A well-oiled offense led by Daboll and his creative modernized system propelled Buffalo to the Divisional round, but Patrick Mahomes said, “not so fast!”
However, there is a legitimate question to ask regarding Daboll’s candidacy as a head coach. Is he capable of leading a man instead of simply operating a portion of the team?
This phenomenal quote may answer your question, displaying his relationship building and the respect he commands.
“If you’re looking for one of the most important people behind Josh Allen becoming one of the league’s best quarterbacks, look no further than Brian Daboll. Early in Allen’s career, Daboll helped isolate little problems to fix and has worked hand in hand with the quarterback to create an offense around Allen. Daboll is a creative play caller who listens to his players and staff and doesn’t stubbornly stick with an offensive scheme if it isn’t working. He identifies an opponent’s weakness and will change his offense to attack it each week. He has a strong relationship with all his players and fellow coaches and can be a good leader that people respect. The only question about Daboll is a common one for coordinators. Can he relinquish control of the offense and be more of a CEO head coach? His adaptable personality indicates that he’s certainly capable.” — Via Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic.
Daboll hasn’t only built one of the best offenses in football, ranking as the third-best offense this past regular season averaging 28.4 points per game, but he’s also helped develop Josh Allen into one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Allen entered the NFL with plenty of issues to solve, ranging from poor decision-making to inaccuracy. Daboll has walked him through every problem in detail, assisting in his development and mind-blowing growth year over year.
No matter who the Giants end up starting at quarterback in the future, they can trust Daboll to be a key element in helping them progress. Reports have indicated that Schoen believes Daniel Jones is a talented player with upside, and Daboll might be the perfect head coach to help him unlock his capabilities.