Inside how New York Giants are learning Brian Daboll’s offense

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

Will Brian Daboll’s scheme unlock the potential of New York Giants star players like Daniel Jones and Sterling Shepard? 

After being stuck in neutral the past two seasons, the New York Giants’ offense has the potential to look dramatically different this fall.

Gone are the unimaginative game plans of Jason Garrett and Freddie Kitchens, replaced with a scheme built by new head coach Brian Daboll, who architected Josh Allen’s rapid ascension to one of the game’s premier quarterbacks and the Bills to one of the league’s most prolific offenses.

As Daboll aims to shepherd Daniel Jones onto what the Giants hope is a similar trajectory to Allen, albeit as he enters his fourth NFL season, it means New York’s skill players must quickly learn the nuances of a brand new playbook.

It’s a process that is already underway this spring, as the New York Giants’ offseason program gets going.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard couldn’t hide his excitement for what Daboll’s scheme could mean for his productivity this season, during a conference call with reporters earlier this month.

“Got to look through some stuff for only a couple minutes,” Shepard says.
“I’ve seen guys in the offense, you’ve got (Wide Receiver) Cole Beasley, (Bills Wide Receiver) Stefon Diggs, and those guys I’ve seen those guys operate. It has a chance to be explosive. We just have to do our part and work hard.”

Daboll has already made a point to visit each position meeting room during these early days of installing the scheme, something that could prove extra valuable for Jones, as he learns his fourth system in as many years as a pro.

Jones believes the New York Giants’ offense has the chance to level up in Daboll’s scheme.

“I think it’s great,” Jones said, during a conference call with reporters. “I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for me to learn a lot of different ways to do it and to see a lot of approaches. You know you can pick up things from each system, but obviously this system has had a ton of success.

“They had a ton of success in Buffalo with it and there’s a reason. So, I’m looking forward to finding out what those reasons are, learning the offense, and then building it around what we do well as a team with the guys we got here. That’s what’s exciting to me. I think it’s an awesome opportunity for all of us here.”