Of their handful of conversations to this point, Brian Daboll hasn’t yet asked former Giants coach Tom Coughlin the key to lasting in Recent York.
If he does, Coughlin’s advice wouldn’t surprise anyone.
“Win,” Coughlin said Friday night during a break from his hosting duties on the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation in Midtown.
Coughlin needed to win the regular-season finale in 2006 and sneak into the playoffs to avoid getting fired with a winning record after three seasons. He went on to win two Super Bowls before he was forced into retirement in January 2016, after 4 straight non-playoff seasons.
The Giants have been chasing that standard ever since, going 33-64 under three head coaches in the primary post-Coughlin seasons. Daboll’s 5-1 start is the primary hint at restoring glory, though owner John Mara has been wary of claiming an excessive amount of and jinxing the turnaround when approached by reporters twice this week.
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“Things are going well to date,” Mara said on the annual gala, “but we haven’t exactly booked a reservation on the Canyon of Heroes just yet.”
Daboll and quarterback Daniel Jones had lunch with Coughlin and other Jay Fund staff earlier this yr.
“To the extent that I actually have been around and known Brian,” Coughlin said, “he’s a superb man, he’s football coach, he’s doing it for all the precise reasons. He’s excited to be the pinnacle coach of the Recent York Giants, and while you take a look at the passageway from which he got here, he’s very well-prepared for this job.”
Mara, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants players past and present were among the many heavy-hitters gathered to support the non-profit that gives financial and emotional support to families battling childhood cancer. The “families are struggling worse than ever due to inflation, due to COVID-19, you name it,” Coughlin said.
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The timing of the gala happened to sync up with the Giants-Jaguars game on Sunday. Coughlin’s first NFL coaching job (1995-02) was with the Jaguars and he returned to Jacksonville for his last NFL job as an executive (2017-19).
“Grateful to each ownerships and franchises,” Coughlin said, “and I’m so completely satisfied the Jay Fund could be very well supported in each Jacksonville and Recent York/Recent Jersey.”
Coughlin will release a book in December: “A Giant win” details the Super Bowl XLII upset of the Patriots.
“I’m excited for the Giants,” Coughlin said. “I’m completely satisfied for Brian. I hope he keeps it rolling. Good start.”
On one side of the coin is the Giants’ second-half comebacks. On the opposite is their first-half deficits.
Big Blue can’t bask within the 87-49 scoring advantage after halftime without worrying concerning the 64-41 cumulative first and second quarters.
“One in every of the things we want to do higher is get off to a faster start,” Daboll said before Friday’s practice. “Everybody has to do a greater job, starting with me and during. We have now to execute when we want to execute. We have now to do job of designing our plays to start out out the sport. And there’s no magic recipe for it.”
OLBs Oshane Ximines (quad) and Azeez Ojulari (calf), WRs Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring), and CB Cor’Dale Flott won’t play Sunday. DB Jason Pinnock and C Jon Feliciano (groin) are questionable, but Daboll expressed confidence in Feliciano’s availability. If that changes, LG Ben Bredeson likely would move to center and rookie Josh Ezedu would fill the vacated spot.
RB Saquon Barkley (shoulder), LT Andrew Thomas (elbow) and S Xavier McKinney (rest) were full participants after limitations earlier within the week.
OLB Quincy Roche is anticipated to be elevated from the practice squad.