Giants' Brian Daboll ranked among coaches with the hottest seat ahead of Week 1

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We don't have to tell you that there's plenty of pressure on NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll to step his game up in 2024. After winning Coach of the Year in 2022, Daboll powered the Giants to a ... 6-11 record. Things didn't go as planned.

John Mara and Co. have putten full trust in Daboll, but there are still whispers that his job could be on the line this campaign if New York has another season to forget. In a new piece for CBS, Cody Benjamin ranked coaches on the hot seat before the new campaign arrives. He has Daboll at No. 2, making it clear he thinks the NY leader is on 'shaky ground' moving forward.

Is Brian Daboll on the hot seat this season for the New York Giants?

"Few current coaches have seen their stock rise and fall in such a short period of time. Appropriately crowned Coach of the Year for rejuvenating Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley en route to a surprise playoff win in 2022, Daboll was far more mercurial as a leader and situational play-caller amid his roster's rash of injuries in 2023. After exiling strong-willed defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, he'll be charged with reviving Jones once more, and securing commitment from a club that hasn't kept a coach for more than two years since Tom Coughlin."

CBS' Cody Benjamin

Daboll and the Giants need to bounce back in '24, period. While the loss of Saquon Barkley will hurt the offense, an improved offensive line is in town and people can't stop hyping up the potential of No. 6 overall pick Malik Nabers. On defense, Brian Burns is going to be a force too.

Some think the Giants will be in line for another rough season, while others have confidence that the G-Men will be a sneaky good team this fall and winter. A lot of this will depend on if Daniel Jones can regain his form.

Obviously, Daboll is going to play a large role in if this team performs well, or if things go south rather quickly. Should the latter be the case, then perhaps even more people will be talking about his stay in East Rutherford coming to an end sooner rather than later.