Josh Allen: New York Giants would be ‘foolish’ not to hire Brian Daboll in coaching search
MVP candidate Josh Allen on New York Giants coaching search: teams would be ‘foolish’ not to hire Brian Daboll in coaching search.
Brian Daboll will interview for the New York Giants’ head coaching vacancy for a second time Tuesday, and the Bills’ offensive coordinator received a ringing endorsement from one of his star pupils.
“I think teams would be foolish not to offer Brian Daboll a job,” Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen said, via Kim Jones of the NFL Network.
Daboll is among the most sought after candidates this hiring cycle, and for good reason, largely because of the impact he’s had in turning Allen into what many believed would be a project following the 2018 NFL Draft to one of the premier passers in the league in 2021.
This season, prior to Sunday night’s thrilling 42-36 Bills overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Allen had passed for 4,407 yards with 36 touchdowns to just 15 interceptions, and played a flawless game inside Arrowhead Stadium. In a losing effort, Allen passed for 329 yards with four touchdowns and a 136 passer rating.
Since Daboll’s arrival from the University of Alabama in 2018, Allen has been on an upward trajectory, and it is no wonder the Giants would have strong interest in a coaching candidate with such prowess developing quarterbacks.
This season, under Daboll’s tutelage, the Bills offense finished fifth in the NFL in total offense, averaging 381.9 yards per game, while only the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged more than Buffalo’s 28.4 points per game.
There’s an obvious through-line between newly hired New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen, and Daboll. Schoen, of course, served as Brandon Beane’s assistant general manger for the Buffalo Bills prior to his arrival in East Rutherford Friday.
New York Giants owner John Mara has already expressed his desire for there to be synergy between the organization’s new general manager and head coach. A Schoen-Daboll pairing would certainly provide that kind of alignment.
Last week, Beane revealed the kind of partnership a prospective head coach could expect to be in with Schoen.
"“Joe has seen how Sean [McDermott] and I work here,” Beane said, on a video conference with reporters Friday afternoon. “Neither Sean nor I walk through the building feeling like we have all the answers, or it’s Sean’s way or my way. It’s collaborative. We listen to our coaches, we listen to our doctors, our trainers, and our staffs, whatever the decision is that. needs to be made, we listen and then try to make an informed decision. Joe will ultimately h ave to make some decisions, whether it’s a draft pick or paying a free agent, but he’s going to value everyone’s input. He appreciates when people put the work in. He’ll be very collaborative, very inclusive, and I think that staff will see real quickly what his skill-set is and they’ll follow along once he lays out the vision.”"
Added Beane of Daboll, “I think Brian is going to do a greet job, when he gets his chance to be a head coach.”
Daboll gets a second chance Tuesday to impress on the New York Giants why this opportunity should be his.