New York Giants hire Buffalo Bills’ OC Brian Daboll as head coach

Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

On Friday night, the Buffalo Bills found out that they would be losing their offensive coordinator of the past four years. The New York Giants announced that Brian Daboll would be named head coach, roughly a week after the Giants had hired Joe Schoen, who was assistant general manager with the Buffalo Bills, to be their general manager.

Daboll joined the Buffalo Bills in 2018 as offensive coordinator after one year at the University of Alabama as their offensive coordinator. Over the next four years, Daboll would help make Josh Allen one of the best quarterbacks in the league and build one of the top offenses.

In 2020, the Bills would finish second in total yards per game (396.4) and second in points scored per game (31.3). Then this past year, Buffalo would take a step backward but not much. They would finish fifth in the league in total yards per game (381.9) and third in points scored per game (28.4).

He also helped call the plays for what is the first perfect game in NFL history with no punts or turnovers and touchdowns on the first seven drives in the AFC Wild Card Round against the New England Patriots.

New York Giants hoping for the same success the Buffalo Bills have had

With the recent hires by the New York Giants, there are certainly parallels to what the Buffalo Bills did back in 2017. The Bills elected to pair a general manager and head coach who had previously worked together and had success.

Buffalo did it in a different order as Sean McDermott was the first hire as their head coach and a few months later, after the NFL Draft, the Bills would announce the hiring of Brandon Beane as their general manager.

Must Read. Buffalo Bills 2022 Free Agent Tracker. light

Since those hires, the Bills have made the playoffs four out of the past five years and won the AFC East the past two years. It will be interesting to see if Schoen and Daboll are able to have the same success with the Giants.