2. Brian Daboll will lead the team down the stretch
The new Giants head coach has had a fantastic debut season. Brian Daboll has utilized the perfect combination of smart, aggressive, and conservative coaching. The wildly popular Daboll may just be the main reason the Giants are playing meaningful December football for the first time in nearly seven years.
Daboll has gotten everything he can plus more out of a roster that severely lacks top end talent, and finally has Jones and Barkley looking like the top 10 picks they were drafted to be. Daboll’s two predecessors Pat Shurmur and Joe Judge went 9-23 and 10-23 respectively in two seasons, so it’s not unrealistic that Daboll can match their two season win totals in his first season.
Daboll has lit a fire underneath his players multiple times this season, and knows exactly what he’s got to do to get his players performing to their peak. Daboll is firmly entrenched in the NFL Coach of the Year discussion, and that is the exact kind of guy the Giants need to lead them over the final four games of the season.