What Brian Daboll was able to accomplish in his first year as head coach of the NY Giants is something not even a writer in Hollywood could have scripted. With all the Big Blue haters predicting the G-Men to win 4-5 games this campaign, NY went 9-7-1 during the regular season and shocked the Vikings in the Wild Card Round.
Daboll’s resume for AP Coach of the Year speaks for itself, but there’s still a lot of people who don’t think he’s deserving of this top honor. Instead, people continue to call for Kyle Shanahan to receive the award. As it turns out, that’s not Daboll’s only competition for things.
NY Giants’ Brian Daboll deserves to win AP Coach of the Year
We will find out on Feb. 9 who comes out on top, but come on, Daboll 100 percent deserves this. The Giants were 4-13 last year and had Jake Fromm running QB sneaks on third down to try and improve punting position. The Joe Judge nightmare still keeps a lot of people in the area up at night, but those days are over.
Instead, Daboll arrived and completely changed the culture of the organization, along with general manager Joe Schoen. With the roster Daboll had to work with too, it really feels like a miracle that the Giants were able to grab a Wild Card spot. Beating Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium only made Daboll’s case even stronger.
We get that Shanahan is still in the Super Bowl hunt and he deserves recognition as well. Heck, Doug Pederson was a rockstar for Jacksonville and he nearly helped his team take down the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. People feel like Nick Sirianni got snubbed, and we understand the anger there.
With that said, Daboll should be the Coach of the Year and no one can convince us otherwise. Giants fans will be furious if anyone else wins come early February.