Looking back at New York Giants coach Brian Daboll’s tenure with Buffalo Bills

Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports) /

The New York Giants have tabbed Brian Daboll to lead the organization’s rebuild, alongside newly hired general manager Joe Schoen

Brian Daboll, hired by the New York Giants last Friday evening as the organization’s next head coach, has a track record of offensive success and developing young quarterbacks.

It would seem that Giants owner John Mara and newly hired general manager Joe Schoen, whom Daboll worked with in Buffalo, made this hire with at least one eye towards an offense that was one of the lowest-scoring offenses in the league the past two years.

Daboll joined the Bills during the 2018 off-season after helping Alabama win a national championship as their offensive coordinator/QB coach. Since then he has propelled the Bills offense into one of the best in the league.

In order to set expectations for Brian Daboll’s tenure as New York Giants head coach properly, it’s worth looking at how the offense performed each season and where it ranked, alongside how well the QB of the team played.

How Brian Daboll’s offenses faired prior to his arrival as New York Giants head coach: 

2018 molding a rookie quarterback

Daboll was hired to be the new offensive coordinator of the Bills on January 4th of 2018 after helping Alabama win the National Championship the year prior, however, Daboll did not have a very glamorous start to his reintroduction to the NFL.

This certainly was not all Daboll’s fault, as the team itself was still in rebuilding mode and had a raw rookie QB in Josh Allen.

The Bills finished the season ranking 31st in passing yards, 32nd in passing TD’s, 9th in rushing yards, and 13th in rushing touchdowns.

A big reason as to why the passing offense for the Bills was so poor was mostly due to the lack of personnel, as alongside a rookie QB in Josh Allen, there weren’t many weapons, as the starting receivers for the team were Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones, alongside Charles Clay at TE, none of which had over 700 receiving yards.

As for Allen himself, he somewhat struggled his rookie season, only throwing for 2,074 yards, 10 TD’s, and 12 interceptions in 12 games played, however, this was a running team, which is an area of which Allen showed tremendous potential, running for 631 yards and 8 TD’s, helping the Bills rank so high in rushing offense.

This season was a rough one for the Bills, as they finished the season 6-10 and missed the playoffs, however, as we all know, things were about to drastically change for the Bills.