NY Giants Pick Brian Daboll as Next Head Coach
The New York Giants filled their head coach opening over the weekend by hiring Bills' offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the position. Daboll was one of three known finalists and worked with new general manager Joe Schoen in Buffalo.
Daboll's career started with a volunteer position at William & Mary in 1997, and he moved onto a graduate assistant position on Nick Saban's staff at Michigan State. Daboll's first NFL position was with the Patriots in 2000, and he worked his way onto Eric Mangini's staff with the New York Jets.
Coach Daboll was the quarterbacks' coach for New York until 2008 and followed Mangini to Cleveland as his offensive coordinator when the Jets moved on from the head coach after the 2008-09 season. Daboll has also called the offenses for Kansas City, Miami, the University of Alabama, and, of course, the Buffalo Bills.
Brian Daboll has been with Buffalo since 2018, which is the same year the team drafted QB Josh Allen early in the first round. Since that day, the Bills' offense has made strides and become one of the best units in the NFL, and much of that has been due to Allen's development. With the front office and new staff allegedly committing to the struggling Daniel Jones, hiring a new leader with Allen's development on his resume seems like a great idea.
The rest of his staff has not been announced, but he has said that he wants to keep defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, with whom he worked during his last stint in New England.