It's been a busy week for NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll in making additions to his coaching staff. On Monday, Daboll and the G-Men agreed to a deal with former Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen to replace Wink Martindale in East Rutherford.
Once again on Tuesday, Daboll has decided to bring in a former Tennessee assistant to town, with it being announced that Tim Kelly will be his new tight ends coach. Kelly spent the 2023 campaign as the Titans offensive coordinator. Prior to that, he was the OC for the Texans while previously coaching Houston's tight ends in 2017 and 2018.
The Giants have hired Tim Kelly as their new tight ends coach
Earlier in the week, Jim Harbaugh and the Chargers hired Andy Bischoff to be the AFC West side's new tight ends coach, marking yet another exit for Daboll's staff. However, Daboll granted permission for Bischoff to interview and he wasted no time in bringing in someone to fill his spot.
Kelly has boatloads of experience, which will prove to be beneficial for the Giants tight ends room, specifically with Darren Waller and Daniel Bellinger. Bellinger will enter his third NFL campaign next fall. He is known more for his pass-blocking, but he has proven he can make a difference in the aerial attack as well.
With Waller, he has all the potential in the world, but injuries were once again a nightmare for him last season. In 2023, Waller's first year in the NFC East, he was only able to appear in 12 games due to a nagging hamstring injury - hamstring issues are nothing new for the former Pro Bowler.
Waller finished with 52 receptions for 552 yards and only one touchdown, which no one expected leading up to the season. There's going to be a ton of pressure on Waller to bounce back for the G-Men. Luckily for him, Kelly will be ready to help him get back to a high level of play now that he'll be in town. Only time will tell if this is a good hire or not, but it sure looks like Daboll made a smart move here.