Things really do just keep getting better and better for Brian Daboll and the NY Giants. Over the past week, a lot of fans have been able to celebrate the news that defensive coordinator Wink Martindale and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka won’t be leaving this offseason. The two were finalists for the Colts and Cardinals gigs, respectively.
They’re not the only coaches who interviewed elsewhere, as Giants quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney received strong interest for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator opening. However, the Bucs decided to hire Seahawks assistant Dave Canales.
Sooner than later, Kafka figures to get more looks to be a head coach and Daboll will need to find a new OC. As Art Stapleton pointed out, Tierney could prove to be that guy, which makes his return for next season all the more important.
NY Giants bringing back QBs coach Shea Tierney is fanfastic news
For those of you keeping track at home, that was three potential losses for Daboll’s staff, with everyone staying put. Obviously the Martindale and Kafka news had a lot of Big Blue supporters jacked up, but people should also be celebrating the fact that Tierney is also going to be back with the squad.
Kafka and Daboll get a bunch of credit – and rightfully so – for helping Daniel Jones improve so much last season, but Tierney can’t be forgotten here either. He’s a young, rising coach who will also be getting interest from other squads in the coming seasons as well. Daboll has spoken highly of him and the work he’s been able to do with NY.
Come next campaign, the Giants are hoping to improve from their 9-7-1 showing in the regular season. No one has forgotten the win over the Vikings in the Wild Card Round either. All of this continuity for the coaching staff will only help this group try and go on a deeper run next winter.