NFL coaches are notorious for being tough, hard-nosed taskmasters. Their reputations precede them and they’re seen as the best in their line of work. But even those with storied careers can be taken aback by a coach’s first impression when they come to visit an NFL team that might not have any relationship at all with said coach. That was the case when New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll met Daniel Jones last week, who had just been signed this offseason following his release from the Buffalo Bills..

The “brian daboll” is the head coach of the New York Giants. On Wednesday, Daniel Jones showed up at the team’s facility in a snowstorm to show his appreciation for Daboll.

Daniel Jones Impressed His New Head Coach Brian Daboll by Showing up at the New York Giants Facility in a Snowstorm

The greatest dilemma facing New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll coming into his first season is what to do with quarterback Daniel Jones. The young quarterback got off to a good start with his new coach by demonstrating his devotion during a snowfall. However, there is still a long way to go until the new season begins, and a lot might happen in New Jersey.

Brian Daboll is the New York Giants’ 20th head coach.

Brian Daboll has a one-of-a-kind coaching career. Yes, he is a member of Bill Belichick’s coaching tree in general. However, unlike many of the coaches who have failed to make the transition from the Patriots’ nest to a head coaching position, he did not move straight from the Patriots’ nest to a head coaching job.

The Buffalo native played safety in college for the Division III University of Rochester Yellowjackets. After three seasons as a low-level coach with William & Mary and Michigan State, he took a job as a defensive assistant with Belichick and the Patriots for the 2000 season.

He went across the line to teach the wide receivers after two years on that side of the field before departing with Eric Mangini in 2007. Daboll tutored the Jets’ quarterbacks for two seasons before joining Mangini’s Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator.

After leaving Cleveland, he worked as an offensive coordinator for Tony Sparano and Romeo Crennel, two more Belichick associates. After a second stint teaching tight ends at Foxborough, Daboll struck out on his own.

After serving as Alabama’s offensive coordinator under Nick Saban, the versatile coach returned to Buffalo in 2018. He worked under Andy Reid disciple Sean McDermott there, where he assisted in the development of quarterback Josh Allen into a perennial MVP contender.

The New York Giants hired Buffalo assistant general manager Joe Schoen to take over as their general manager in 2022, after dismissing three coaches in the previous six years. Schoen, in turn, called in Daboll to assist the once-famous brand get back on track.

Daboll was awestruck. QB When Daniel Jones arrived at the Giants’ facility, he was already there.

(L-R) Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium on September 12, 2021; Daniel Jones of the New York Giants in action against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on October 24, 2021.

(L-R) Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium on September 12, 2021; Daniel Jones of the New York Giants in action against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on October 24, 2021. Brian Daboll and Daniel Jones (L-R) | Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images; Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Brian Daboll was chosen mostly because of his work with Josh Allen, according to Joe Schoen and the New York Giants’ owners, the Mara and Tisch families.

Allen was a wonderfully athletic but relatively raw quarterback prospect when he entered the league in 2018. Daboll helped him develop into a good NFL quarterback and, as a result, helped the Buffalo Bills become Super Bowl hopefuls.

The Giants selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones was supposed to take over for Eli Manning and maintain the Giants among the league’s best teams.

Jones, on the other hand, has struggled under two different head coaches (Pat Shurmur and Joe Judge). As a starter, he had a 12-25 record with 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

Jones is about to enter the last year of his rookie contract. As a result, the Giants must decide what to do with him. That’s why Daboll was brought in.

Despite Jones’ earlier troubles, he’s off to a fantastic start with Daboll, as the coach pointed out at his first news conference:

After being offered the position, I came up here on Saturday. We had to drive through a snowfall. There were just a few individuals in the building. Daniel Jones was one of them. So, for a young player, that’s a fantastic thing. I’m sure he’s ecstatic.

Daniel Jones on Brian Daboll

It’s a nice approach to ingratiate yourself with your new employer by showing up to work out during a snowstorm. Is that, though, enough to maintain Jones’ position in 2022?

In 2022, will Daniel Jones be the starting quarterback? 

.@Giants HC Brian Daboll on @gmfb @nflnetwork on expectations of QB Daniel Jones developing like Josh Allen: “I think it’s unfair right now. It took a village to help Josh. Look forward to working with him (Daniel) but we have a long way to go.”

— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) February 1, 2022

During the weekend snowfall, Daniel Jones made an outstanding first impression on Brian Daboll, but Week 1 of the 2022 season is still a ways away.

Jones will have to continue to impress Daboll and the new offensive coaching staff if he wants to be the starter for the New York Giants next season. He’ll also need a couple things to go his way that are beyond his control to succeed.

The quarterback class in the 2022 NFL Draft isn’t very good. Although, if they have a nice pre-draft run-up, a couple QBs should go early in the selection. Let’s say Joe Schoen and Daboll fell in love with Kenny Pickett of Pitt, Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati, Matt Corral of Ole Miss, Sam Howell of North Carolina, or Malik Willis of Liberty. Jones’ tenure as the future signal-caller of the New York Giants may be gone in that instance.

Similarly, if the Giants’ new power structure chooses to bring in a proven veteran, Jones may suffer. With players like Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek Carr likely transferring clubs this offseason, there might be an abnormally high number of veteran quarterbacks on the move.

To keep these other alternatives off the table in New Jersey, Jones will have to impress Daboll straight immediately. Let’s see whether he can build on his promising start in the snow.

Pro Football Reference provided all stats.

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