You think you're upset with how the NY Giants have been playing this year? Imagine what must be going through the mind of John Mara. The Giants, fresh off their first postseason berth since 2016, are 2-8 on the year and they've been blown out in back-to-back weeks by the Raiders and Cowboys.
Those two losses also came after Brian Daboll and Co. totally blew it against the Jets and lost an overtime heartbreaker. As things stand, the Giants are projected to have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Things just keep going from bad to worse for Big Blue. On Wednesday, Daboll was asked how he thinks Mara might be feeling after the most recent losses - he knows no one is pleased.
Brian Daboll knows Giants owners can't be happy with his job performance
This past winter, Daboll was named the 2022 NFL Coach of the Year after what he was able to get done in his first campaign with the G-Men. Fast forward to present time, though, and there are some Giants supporters who don't think he's the right man for the job moving forward.
Oh how quickly things can change in only a few months. The Giants entered the new season with high expectations, but everything has fallen off the tracks. Injuries have plagued Daboll, but he's been far too conservative in 2023, which is something we didn't see at all out of him last fall.
With the way things went last year, we'd like to think that Daboll's job is safe for now. The same can be said for second-year general manager Joe Schoen. However, this offseason is going to be MASSIVE for those two, as they have to get things right in free agency and the NFL Draft.
Schoen took a huge gamble on giving Daniel Jones his $160 million extension and that has proven to be a big mistake. Daboll has to close out the season the right way, as Mara isn't going to put up with any kind of tanking for a higher draft pick. Coach Dabes knows people aren't happy. Being a head coach means there's tons of pressure that comes with it. In '23, Daboll has been folding under said pressure.