There's already been plenty of turnover for Brian Daboll's NY Giants staff, but could another massive change be on the way? We've seen Daboll fire Bobby Johnson and Thomas McGaughey, while Wink Martindale quit and delivered several expletives on his way out.
There's been plenty of buzz about Mike Kafka potentially leaving town too. Kafka, a second-year offensive coordinator, has interviewed with the Titans and he'll meet with the Seahawks on Friday. According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, he continues to hear that Kafka won't be back with the Giants in 2024. While nothing is official, it sure seems like Daboll will need to find his replacement soon:
Mike Kafka is set to meet with the Seahawks on Friday for their head coach opening
Raanan is one of the most respected Giants writers out there. If his sources are telling him that Kafka is on his way out, then Giants Nation should prepare for some breaking news to arrive sooner rather than later. Kafka just wrapped up his second campaign leading the NY offense, but things were rough.
The Giants dealt with a ton of injuries, but Coach Dabes wasn't happy with the way Kafka's unit was operating. According to Pat Leonard, this led to Daboll removing play-calling duties from Kafka multiple times during the year, including for the second half of the Week 10 loss to Dallas.
There have been reports of Kafka not being a fan of working under Daboll, but that seems to have been a consistent theme across the board. Johnson, Martindale, McGaughey and Jeff Nixon (new Syracuse OC) headline the guys leaving East Rutherford, while outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins was also let go.
Carmen Bricillo (offensive line) and Joel Thomas (running backs) have been hired, but Daboll still needs to find a new offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator. Could he be in need of a new OC in the coming days/weeks as well? It sure looks like things are trending in that direction.