Buffalo’s Loss Was A Giant Win For Big Blue
In his first season as head coach of the New York Giants, Brian Daboll was named the NFL's AP Coach of the Year on Thursday. A well deserved honor for the former Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator, as he transformed a 4-13 mess into a playoff team, with help from his general manager, former Buffalo Bills' assistant GM, Joe Schoen.
Daboll and Schoen came from a Buffalo organization that expected to be in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The duo brought those winning expectations to MetLife Stadium with enthusiasm in 2022.
Daboll told Tom Rock of newsday.com, "You’re thankful you have an opportunity to lead a team and try to build a culture, and that’s what we tried to do. We had a lot of work to do. Still have a lot of work to do." One job the Coach of the Year certainly accomplished was the transformation of Daniel Jones.
While some are questioning the performance of quarterback Josh Allen in Buffalo, after Daboll's departure, NFL experts are gushing over the progress that Jones made this year. The young quarterback may have about 100 million reasons soon to thank his head coach for his development. What did the AP Coach of the Year think about his first season at the helm?
“There was a lot of good, there was a lot of hardship,” Daboll told the media at his press conference for winning the award. “I’m just thankful to be where my feet are right now. I’m just a piece. There are a lot of great people in our building. A lot of those people deserve an award a lot more than me.” How is Daboll going to spend Super Bowl Sunday? “I’m gonna sit back, eat a tray full of nachos, drink a six pack, and then I’ll start my diet. I’m just going to watch it as a fan.” That may the reason players want to win for Brian Daboll.