4 tough decisions Brian Daboll must make during NY Giants camp
By Zak Musso
In January, the Giants officially announced the hiring of Brian Daboll as the 22nd coach of the franchise. The hiring of Daboll may be the most important one in history, as New York has reached a crossroads. After being considered the model organization in the NFL for much of the first 80 years of their existence, the Giants have had a tumultuous last decade featuring immense losing and ignominious scandals.
Daboll was brought in to usher in a new era of Giants football, one that features winning. Daboll was hired for three main reasons, his work with Josh Allen, his ability to create a high powered offense, and his personality
Now that he has the keys to the squad, Daboll has some tough decisions to make in order to make his imprint on the team. With rookies already reporting for camp and the vets following soon after, here’s a look at several tough calls the new head man must make.
4. Who should be the play caller?
The biggest decision Daboll needs to make this offseason is whether or not he is going to call the offensive plays. This offseason, Daboll made a very smart call, hiring Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach Mike Kafka to be the new offensive coordinator for the Giants.
At the time of the hiring, Daboll was non-committal about whether he or Kafka will call plays and that question has still not been answered. While tough decision needs to be made in the next week in order for the offense to start preparations for the season, I am not sure that Daboll can make a wrong choice.
Regardless of who is calling plays, the offense will feature a blend of both the Chiefs specialties (motion, screen plays, rollouts) and the Bills specialties (up-tempo, passing focused). Daboll hired Kafka, despite not ever previously working together, a refreshing concept to Giants fans, to combine the league’s two best offenses of the last couple seasons. Whether the guy who helped developed Allen or or the guy who helped develop Patrick Mahomes calls plays, the Giants offense will be in much better hands than the previous seasons.