Mike Kafka seems to feel his days calling NY Giants plays are probably over

It seems like a lock that Brian Daboll will be running the offense.
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Major changes are on the way for the NY Giants this upcoming season, which is something you probably already knew. With NY going 6-11 and the offense looking rough throughout the year, it has opened the door for Brian Daboll to take over play-calling duties.

Throughout the offseason, Daboll has been the one in charge, with offensive coordinator/assistant head coach Mike Kafka taking a bit of a back seat. While no final decision on will be calling plays this fall has been made, Kafka's latest meeting with the media sure makes it seem like he knows what's coming:

Brian Daboll is yet to make a final decision on who will call plays in 2024

Kafka was asked about potentially not calling plays and sticking as OC, and he brought up his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. While he was in KC, Andy Reid was still head coach, running the offensive show. Former OC Eric Bieniemy still supported Reid and played a big role in things.

That's the mindset Kafka would have in 2024 if he's not the one sending things in to Daniel Jones before each snap. Just taking a look at Kafka's body language from his session with the media, you can tell that he knows what will be on tap for him. He added that he'd support whatever decision Coach Dabs makes, but something tells us a call has already been made.

While Daboll, in our eyes, isn't on the hot seat, he's certainly facing a lot of pressure before Week 1 gets here. After taking home Coach of the Year honors in 2022, things were a downright mess for him in '23, with NY taking a huge step backwards.

With some key additions provided by general manager Joe Schoen, including improving the offensive line and drafting Malik Nabers No. 6 overall, the G-Men have to find a way to bounce back. We're not saying NY must make the postseason for Daboll to save his job, but improvements are needed. That will include the play of the offense, which is why it'd be a bit of a surprise if Kafka ends up being the play-caller. It's time for Daboll to take over in that department.