1. HC Brian Daboll
The buck stops with the head coach. Brian Daboll was the Coach of the Year in 2022, but is probably one of the bottom 10 coaches in 2023. His offense is bad, his defense is bad, and his special teams unit is bad.
Worst of all, his team looks unprepared, undisciplined, soft, and lacks effort. In 2022, those four traits were the exact opposite and the calling card of the Giants playoff victory over the Vikings. So why have things changed?
That's unknown; maybe they got complacent. Daboll himself, has been bad with game management. In Sunday's game against the historic Miami Dolphins offense, Daboll punted on two of the Giants first three drives, on 4th-and-2 and 4th-and-3 from close to midfield. The Dolphins scored touchdowns on both ensuing possession. It was bizarre for Daboll to play so conservatively, knowing his defense is not very good and the Miami offense is excellent.
In the season opener last year, Daboll went for two, Saquon Barkley got it, and the Giants beat the Titans 21-20, a game that changed the culture and feel of New York. Daboll needs to get back to that aggressiveness. Daboll is still a great coach, even if he isn't coaching like it right now. Nothing is going right, and New York needs Daboll to make changes, which he's shown a willingness to do, to save the 2023 season.