In the blink of an eye, the New York Giants have gone from playing in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to a team struggling to stay afloat. Just a year ago, they were riding high with a 7-2 record and looked like legitimate contenders in the NFC. Fast forward to present time and the Giants are struggling to find their footing, fielding Tommy DeVito as their starting quarterback and contending for the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
How does a team go from looking so promising and well-coached to one that appears to have accepted defeat before even stepping onto the field? This question has haunted Giants' fans all season long and has led some to blame Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll - the very individuals lauded for turning the Giants' fortunes around in 2022.
However, it's crucial not to rush to judgment and consider the reasons behind the team's struggles this season. When we examine the unfortunate string of injuries and a brutally tough strength of schedule, it's evident that Schoen and Daboll shouldn't be losing sleep over their job security just yet. Instead, they can look ahead to building a 2024 team that can compete in the NFC.
NY Giants fans must stay patient with both Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen
With that said, the frustration is high for a lot of Big Blue supporters. With Schoen, giving Daniel Jones his $160 million extension has proven to be a joke. Jones, out for the season with a torn ACL, looked rough on the field when healthy.
With questions surrounding Jones' health moving forward and the ability to consistently secure victories, there's a looming possibility of the Giants selecting a quarterback in the talent-rich 2024 draft. All indications are pointing in that direction, with standout prospects like Caleb Williams and Drake Maye capturing the attention of many fans.
Regardless of the quarterback situation, as we head into 2024, Daboll and Schoen will undoubtedly face increased pressure and criticism. They'll be striving to secure their jobs and steer the ship back toward a competitive and successful New York Giants team. It's a pivotal moment, and only time will reveal whether they can replicate the success the Giants enjoyed just a year ago.
Daboll has been called out for being too conservative this campaign, which we can't argue with. The Giants have lost some close games this season in heartbreaking fashion. Daboll and Schoen have people losing trust in the direction the two have this young team going, but any idea of them being canned this offseason is just far too premature.