Brian Daboll silences haters once again by winning AP NFL Coach of the Year

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

That’s what we’re talking about! NY Giants supporters had their fingers crossed for a while hoping that head man Brian Daboll would be recognized for the incredible job he did this past season with the team. Coach Dabes is a legend around these parts and now the rest of the country needs to show him some love.

At the 12th annual NFL honors, plenty of people were hoping that Daboll, who did unreal things in his first season running the show in East Rutherford, would be named AP Coach of the Year and beat out both Doug Pederson and Kyle Shanahan, the other two finalists. Thankfully, that’s exactly what happened.

Brian Daboll was more than deserving of winning NFL Coach of the Year

No disrespect to Shanahan or Pederson, but this belonged to Daboll. Yes, Shanahan had to overcome losing Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance, and Pederson helped the Jaguars get to the Divisional Round, but those two coaches had boatloads more talent than Daboll had available to him.

Before Daboll arrived to town, the Giants posted a 4-13 record in 2021 and things were in complete and total shambles for the organization. Then, general manager Joe Schoen was hired and he decided to rock with Daboll. What an incredible decision that turned out to be for the Giants.

This past campaign, the Giants went 9-7-1 during the regular season, shocking the world by booking a trip to the postseason. Then in the Wild Card Round, Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley powered the team to yet another memorable upset win. That was the theme for the Giants this fall and winter: proving their doubters wrong.

New York started the season with a bang, taking down the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. Daboll set the tone for the rest of the year when he decided to go for two and Barkley was able to dive into the end zone. The adversity Daboll and his staff faced from Week 1 on is something no one predicted, but the G-Men were able to overcome everything placed in front of them.

Great coaching made a monster difference for NY and Daboll deserves a ton of credit. He also deserved to win NFL Coach of the Year. We’re glad he was recognized for his incredible efforts. Some great things are on the way for the Giants with Daboll in charge.