Even if they go home next week, this season has been a massive success for the New York Giants.
Against all odds, the team made the playoffs and got a huge win on the road over the Minnesota Vikings, showing a dominant defense and a competent and balanced offense for the first time in years.
Daniel Jones made great strides and had the best season of his career just yet, proving that he could be the franchise QB the Giants thought he was capable of being.
First-year coach Brian Daboll deserves plenty of credit for this turnaround, not only for his decision-making but also for making the players actually buy into his philosophy.
That’s why ESPN’s Mike Greenberg wanted to point out just how crucial it is to have the right guy calling the shots on your team, comparing this Giants team with last year’s:
“Joe Judge had essentially this exact team – and made them one of the worst in the league,” Greenberg tweeted. “Coaching is everything in the NFL – the Giants are living proof.”
Joe Judge had essentially this exact team – and made them one of the worst in the league.
Coaching is everything in the NFL – the #Giants are living proof.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) January 16, 2023
The Judge-led Giants had one of the worst offenses in NFL history, and Daboll has turned things around with pretty much the same personnel.
This team started off the season with an impressive 7-1 record, and they were able to overcome multiple injuries and setbacks to finish the season strong and even get a playoff win on the road.
The new-look Giants may not go the distance and win the Super Bowl again this season, but they’re definitely going places.