Mike Kafka ends the Brian Daboll play-calling rumors once and for all

The Giants OC confirmed on Friday that he's the one calling the shots on offense

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This has been discussed ever since the NY Giants posted their thrilling come-from-behind win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. Throughout the second half, after a terrible first 30 minutes of play, it sure looked like Brian Daboll had taken over the play-calling duties.

Coach Dabes was spotted multiple times on the sidelines holding a play sheet and talking into his headset. Because of this, people were convinced that Daboll took things over for offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, especially with the G-Men scoring 31 points in the second half. Kafka has cleared the air, however, and said that wasn't the case:

Mike Kafka made it clear he's still calling the offensive plays for the Giants

"“I don’t resent that at all. It’s a fair question. We communicate throughout every series, every drive, throughout the game (on) what we like, what we don’t like. The process hasn’t changed from last year to this year."

Kafka on Daboll play-calling speculation

There you have it. With the Monday Night Football showdown against the Seattle Seahawks right around the corner, it will be on Kafka to get creative and try to open things up for quarterback Daniel Jones. In the 30-12 loss to the 49ers in Week 3, the offense couldn't get into any kind of a rhythm.

That can't be the case against Seattle, as another slow start must be avoided as well. The slow starts have been too consisteny for the G-Men in 2023, which has been disappointing. It's unknown if Saquon Barkley will be able to play, but that will certainly help out Kafka and Jones.

In addition, fans are calling for rookie third-round pick Jalin Hyatt to get more involved in the aerial attack too. Come Monday against the Hawks, the pressure will be on Kafka to make good things happen for this offense. If he doesn't, then people will surely be ready to call for Daboll to start calling plays for this squad.