Travis Kelce drops great review of Giants’ new offensive coordinator Mike Kafka

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After moving on from Jason Garrett as their coordinator last season, theNew York Giants have been working diligently to piece together a new offensive staff. The hiring of Brian Daboll to take over at head coach undoubtedly puts the Giants in the more advantageous spot regarding modern offensive schemes and strategies.

Considering the Buffalo Bills had the 3rd ranked offense in points per game last season under Daboll’s control, the Giants should feel confident moving forward. Building around Daniel Jones in 2022 seems to be the course of action, and Daboll has already begun curating a relationship with the 4th year QB.

“One of the things that I asked him to do,” Daboll said during his introductory press conference. “Give me some things you really like in your last three years, or if you did them at Duke, that’s where [the system] is going to start. With some foundational pieces that he feels comfortable with.”

The Giants didn’t stop at Daboll on offense, bringing former Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Mike Kafka to serve as the team’s new OC.

Kafka is well regarded for his play in helping Patrick Mahomes develop into an elite quarterback. However, there are some concerns that his success with Mahomes is the reason he was highly touted coming out of Kansas City.

His lack of experience as an offensive play collar is something to be cautious about, but his résumé speaks for itself, and given he played an instrumental part in developing the passing game for the Chiefs, we can expect him to be at the cutting edge of modern offense.

At just 34 years old, Kafka is extremely young to be in his position, and one star Chiefs player had nothing but great things to say about his former coach.

“The New York Giants got an absolute stud,” Kelce said of Brian Daboll’s new offensive coordinator, per Pat Leonard of The Daily News. “You’re gonna be prepared. You’re never gonna feel like you don’t have an upper hand against the opponent, and that’s something you don’t get throughout the league with every offensive coordinator.”

Combining Daboll and Kafka’s styles should be tremendous for the development of the Giants’ new scheme. A healthy blend of Buffalo and Kansas City passing and rushing attacks will put Big Blue in a great spot, as Kelce mentions.

“The schemes are gonna be difficult for defenses to understand,” Kelce added, “and it’s gonna make the jobs for the guys on the field that much easier because of his hard work.”

As stated previously, developing Daniel Jones and building a solid scheme around him is essential. However, it is all for naught if they don’t build the offensive line into a competent unit.
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