Brian Daboll takes high road in response to Nick Sirianni's Saquon Barkley arrogance

Sirianni should take note on how to keep things classy.
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts / Luke Hales/GettyImages

You just knew NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll was going to be asked about this. In case you missed it, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni revealed that whenever he gets into it with Big Blue fans, he reminds them of how Philly was able to steal NY's best player, Saquon Barkley.

We love Saquon, but come on, Dexter Lawrence has been the Giants' best player in recent seasons and he has consecutive All-Pro honors to back that up. Sirianni can smile all he wants, but people in East Rutherford aren't going to take him too seriously. Daboll was given a chance to respond to his absurd claim and get a jab in on him, but he took the high road instead:

Brian Daboll won't let Nick Sirianni's comments get to him

"Yeah look, I'm focused on OTAs and I'm focused on our football team. We'll go out here and have a good practice."

Brian Daboll

After saying twice that he loves Giants fans, Daboll clearly had enough and provided the quote above when asked if he thinks the Eagles indeed were able to pry away the Giants' best player. This is pretty typical from Coach Dabes, as he's not going to let anyone get in his head, especially not Sirianni.

Sirianni is known for being pretty arrogant, which is surprising right now given how poorly his team looked to close out the 2023 season. The Giants were able to beat Philly in Week 18 and then one week later, the Eagles were embarrassed on the road against Tampa Bay in the Wild Card Round.

There was buzz that he might end up being shown the door, but he's back in what could prove to be a crucial 2024 for him. He'll enter the new season with Barkley by his side under a three-year contract, something he's obviously excited about.

As for the Giants, it's been business as usual over at OTAs, with Malik Nabers stealing the show thanks to an unreal touchdown grab he hauled in from Drew Lock. Soon enough, the new season will get here and the G-Men will look to silence a lot of their doubters.

Once Oct. 20 arrives, NY will host Sirianni and Co. at MetLife too. Daboll won't say it, but you already know a lot of people in New Jersey will be hoping the Giants make the Eagles coach eat his words. Goodness, that'd be sweet.