Top 4 reasons the NY Giants can stun people and win the NFC East in 2022
By Zak Musso
2. The NY Giants coaches are on another level
One thing that is rather weak in the NFC East; the coaching. If you look around the division, it is not unreasonable to think that Daboll can be the division’s best coach this season. To start off, the Cowboys have by far the worst head coach in the division, maybe even the worst in the NFL. Despite winning a Super Bowl in 2010, Mike McCarthy is currently regarded as one of the NFL’s worst coaches.
Last season, McCarthy coached a team that may have had the most talented roster in the NFL but flamed out in the first round of the playoffs as per usual. McCarthy’s clock management skills cost the Cowboys a chance in many games a season ago, and that is maybe the most important job for a head coach. Additionally, the Cowboys were the most penalized team in the NFL, and racked up 17 more in their first preseason game of 2022.
In Philadelphia, we are still not sure what to make of Nick Sirianni. Sirianni was an odd ball hire a season ago and certainly had some interesting press conferences. While Philadelphia did make the playoffs in 2021, they only beat one team that finished with a winning record, the 9-8 New Orleans Saints, who were playing with their third string quarterback. Something else going against Sirianni, he got out couched in a game by Joe Judge a season ago, as the Giants beat the Eagles 13-7.
As for Washington, Ron Rivera might be the most overrated coach in the NFL. Rivera has been a head coach in the NFL for 11 seasons, and has posted a winning record in just three of them. A season ago, Washington was the most hyped team in the NFC, and was supposed to have a historically elite defense, but failed to live up to expectations, posting a 7-10 record.
Daboll meanwhile has built a heck of a coaching staff that will help him succeed quickly. Wink Martindale is a Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator whose defenses live in the opposing backfield. Mike Kafka comes over from Kansas City to run the offense, and the combination of his ideas and Daboll’s ideas will keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night.