Of all the talking points following the Sunday Night Football win over the Washington Commanders, perhaps one that we should have brought up to fans earlier was the new look for NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll. Normally rocking a full beard, Daboll decided to switch things up at FedEx Field, as he was sporting a goatee.
Okay then. You weren’t alone if Daboll had you do a double take when he showed up on the NBC broadcast. Before making the change, the Giants were 1-3-1 in their last five games. Now, Daboll is undefeated with his goatee and he’s hoping that continues to be the case this weekend going up against the Minnesota Vikings.
NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll is making headlines for his new goatee
Hey, if Daniel Jones loves it and it inspires the fourth-year signal-caller to keep playing well, then Daboll can never shave this thing off. The fact of the matter here is that the Giants had looked like trash over the past month. Daboll, clearly a little superstitious, was hoping that making this move would help the Football Gods answer some prayers. It sure did.
"“Well, look, I try to change things up when things aren’t going well,” Daboll said via GiantsWire. “That includes looking like this, which trust me, my wife and daughters, they’re not very happy about that. But I try to do anything for a win. So, it was almost a mustache. I gained about — I don’t know how many pounds — the last couple weeks. So, I kept a little bit of the goatee on there (to) cover up some of the other parts. There’s a lot of parts.”"
Who knows, maybe Daboll is going to not only help the Giants win games thanks to his new good luck charm, but maybe this takes over MetLife Stadium when NY hosts the Colts for the home regular-season finale in Week 17. Imagine thousands and thousands of dudes showing up in East Rutherford with a fresh new goatee to honor Daboll.
If that’s the case, there’s surely no way Indianapolis leaves town with a win. In all seriousness, Daboll has been a rockstar for the Giants since Day 1 with the organization. He’s the right man for the job.