After what he was able to accomplish in Year 1 with the NY Giants, Brian Daboll has solidified himself as one of the biggest names in the New York area. Tasked with helping turn things around for the G-Men alongside general manager Joe Schoen, Coach Dabes did that and much more.
After helping the Giants post a 9-7-1 record during the regular season, Daboll kept things rocking with the 31-24 upset win over the Vikings in the Wild Card Round. Sure, they lost to the Eagles in the Divisional Round, but Daboll reminded everyone that the future is bright for this squad and he’s a total boss.
Matter of fact, the Pro Football Writers Association of America just named him the NFL Coach of the Year. They made the right call. Will the Associated Press follow suit?
NY Giants’ Brian Daboll named the PFWA Coach of the Year
PFWA got things right with Daboll, but now it’s time for the AP to give him this award too once Feb. 9 arrives. At the NFL Honors, Big Blue supporters are hoping that Daboll wins Coach of the Year and they’re also hoping that running back Saquon Barkley, coming off the best season since his rookie campaign, will win Comeback Player of the Year.
For Daboll, he’s got some stiff competition, as the other two finalists are Kyle Shanahan and Doug Pederson. Shanahan could really make a splash by taking down the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. Meanwhile for Pederson, he pulled a Daboll and brought the Jaguars back to life.
However, Daboll took over a team that went 4-13 last season. PFWA sees him as Coach of the Year and we’re not going to disagree with them one bit. Come next month, it will be time for the AP to also hand Daboll the Coach of the Year award.
No one expected the Giants to be so strong in 2022 and Daboll was a major reason why. He deserves all the respect and love he’s receiving right now.