Brian Daboll opens up on convo with NY Giants great Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, NY Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Tom Coughlin, NY Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

While Steve Smith was a nice surprise for the NY Giants at OTAs this week, nothing topped the arrival of Super-Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin making a special trip to town. Coughlin, who helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, is a team legend and nothing is ever, ever going to change that.

While Coughlin was around the team, he ended up speaking with new head coach Brian Daboll. Daboll said he didn’t have much of a previous relationship with Coughlin, but it was of course a pleasure to connect with him and learn about the Giants culture. Daboll added that he’s got nothing but respect for the former head ball coach.

Brian Daboll speaking with Tom Coughlin was great to see

"“I’ve known Coach obviously from being in the league for awhile,” Daboll said. “(I) got to talk to him the other day. Didn’t have much of a relationship prior to getting here, but just a tremendous amount of respect for what he’s done as a coach and as a man, the foundation that he represents.Going through some tough times right now and just got a ton of respect for how he went about his business. A good resource to have obviously in the spot that I’m in right now. That’s why I’m out here ten minutes early.”"

If you’re a Giants fan, how could you possibly not love what Daboll had to say about his talk with Coughlin? Coughlin, a proud member of the NY Giants Ring of Honor, helped the G-Men take down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots not once, but twice with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

Coughlin was head man of the Giants from 2004 to 2015, recording countless incredible memories with the NFC East side. Since Coughlin left town, no coach has come even close to matching his success. It’s been a game of musical chairs for the Giants in terms of a head coach, but the hope is that Daboll will be the guy to get this team back into a competitive spot.

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If he’s got Coughlin in his ear giving him advice, then that alone should be considered a major win for the Giants. Daboll has been saying all the right things at OTAs and he believes he’s got the players in East Rutherford in place to be quite competitive. Only time will tell if that’s the case, but him having Coughlin’s support is simply fantastic.