Did the Commanders not watch a single NY Giants game last season? Heck, they got an up-and-close look at how bad the team's offensive line looked twice in 2023, but that still hasn't stopped them from making a head-scratching decision. That decision? Hiring Bobby Johnson, per Tom Pelissero.
The day after New York's season-ending win over the Philadelphia Eagles, head man Brian Daboll didn't waste any time in firing the veteran assistant. The move was a long time coming, as the NY O-line was a joke in 2023. Now, though, Johnson is headed to an NFC East rival.
The Commanders have hired former Giants OL coach Bobby Johnson
This past campaign, Giants quarterbacks were sacked 85 times, the second-most in a single season in NFL history. While we don't want to fully put the blame on Johnson for that, we'll go ahead and say he was at least 85 percent at fault, maybe even more.
With each week, the Giants hosses couldn't do a darn thing to keep signal-callers upright. Evan Neal took a major step back this season, which has led to countless Big Blue supporters calling for him to be moved to guard. Will Joe Schoen draft a replacement for him at right tackle?
Plenty of people are upset Johnson didn't do a strong enough job in helping develop the former No. 7 overall pick and it's not hard to argue with that. The Giants simply MUST do a better job in protecting Daniel Jones in 2024.
That's why the hire of Carmen Bricillo still has Giants Nation fired up. Bricillo is a welcome addition to Daboll's staff, while letting go of Johnson was a no-brainer. Looking ahead to next season, Johnson will try and make a statement in Washington D.C., but something tells us even more headaches will be on the way for the Commanders offense now that he will have a major role in things.