Joe Schoen, Giants interview Brian Daboll for head coaching position


Now that the Giants have named their newest general manager in Joe Schoen, the head coaching interview process has officially begun.

Leading off: Schoen’s former offensive coordinator in Brian Daboll of the Bills.

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New York announced Friday afternoon, hours after confirming that Schoen, the former Buffalo assistant GM, was the team’s new general manager, that it had completed an interview with Daboll, who is now preparing to take on the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round on Sunday night.

Daboll spoke on Friday evening via videoconference with Schoen, John and Steve Mara, and team chairman Steve Tisch.

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The 46-year-old Daboll was considered a strong candidate to become a head coach this offseason, and his name climbed even higher up the probability meter once Schoen was given the GM job. With Daboll, the Bills offense thrived in the team’s second straight AFC East title season, finishing third in the league by scoring 28.4 points per game. He was also the 2020 AP NFL Assistant Coach of the Year, when he helped quarterback Josh Allen set franchise records in passing yards, touchdown passes, completion percentage and passer rating.

Daboll has familiarity with the New York area as a former Jets quarterbacks coach from 2007 to 2008, and has a winning pedigree as part of the Patriots organization for five of their six Super Bowl victories. He has also been an offensive coordinator for a national championship-winning Alabama team back in 2017, before joining the Bills.

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