Giants News: Are OTAs hinting Brian Daboll will call plays this season?

It could be time for Daboll to fully run the show on offense
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If you were upset with how the NY Giants offense looked last season, imagine how angry Brian Daboll was each week. Things were so low for the Giants at some points, Daboll reportedly took away play-calling duties from Mike Kafka more than once.

Now, could Daboll be ready to take away those same duties for the entire 2024 campaign? Despite interest from other teams, Kafka is back with the G-Men. However, over at OTAs, the early indication is that Daboll is going to be more involved on offense, with the third-year head coach potentially getting ready to run things on Sundays too:

Will Brian Daboll call plays for the NY Giants this season?

The Athletic's Dan Duggan, one of the most trustworthy Giants reporters out there, was on the scene in East Rutherford for the first day of open OTAs to the media. Per Duggan, Daboll indeed appeared to be relaying the plays to the NY O, standing directly behind the huddle.

That's pretty telling. Kafka had multiple head coach interviews this winter and the Seahawks, who didn't give him their HC job, also tried to bring him in for an OC interview - the Giants front office ended up blocking that move and promoted Kafka to assistant head coach.

However, while Kafka is back, it's hard to ignore the fact that the Giants had one of the worst offenses in the league last season. Kafka had plenty of issues to overcome with the injuries to Daniel Jones, Andrew Thomas, Saquon Barkley and others, but you could tell the frustration was growing for Daboll.

Now, it might be time for him to take things into his own hands, especially with the G-Men coming off a 6-11 season. This is now Year 3 for Daboll and people want to see some growth on both sides of the ball. With an improved offensive line and Malik Nabers in town, the offense is set to look much better. If Daboll ends up calling the plays, then we could see the entire unit take a massive step forward.