Major changes are happening for the New York Giants.
They’ve hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their head coach and players already like him better than his predecessor, Joe Judge.
Also making the jump from Buffalo to Big Blue is Joe Schoen, who replaced Dave Gettleman as general manager.
Schoen showed his front office prowess by drafting defensive end Kayvon Thibodeau, offensive tackle Evan Neal, and wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson.
The Giants had 11 total picks, six of which came from trades.
Only time can tell if these decisions will help reverse the team’s fortunes.
The team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t won a postseason game since 2011 when they won Super Bowl XLVI.
Speaking of time, the Giants will go overseas in five months to play a regular season game.
They could have made the announcement by posting a photo on social media.
However, the franchise chose to reveal the information in style.
Get your passports ready 😏
— New York Giants (@Giants) May 4, 2022
The Giants enlisted two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning in this short skit to announce their NFL International Series game.
Manning is typing on the computer when Daboll walked in and asked, “Hey Eli, got your passport ready for October?”
He showed his passport and commented, “I don’t know where. Why do I need a passport?”
The last frame reveals the Giants taking on the Green Bay Packers on October 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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The Packers serve as an ideal test to determine if the efforts of Daboll and Schoen are bearing fruit.
Green Bay has been one of the legitimate contenders in the conference, thanks largely to reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Defeating the Packers would be a huge confidence-booster for the Giants.