Giants HC opens up on playoff loss

Brian Daboll of the New York Giants officially won Coach of the Year 2022 honors last month, but had other things on his mind on Tuesday.

“Yeah, I got smoked in the playoffs,” Daboll admitted to reporters, according to NJ Advance Media’s Bob Brookover for

Specifically, the 9-7-1 Giants recorded a 31-24 playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 15 before being crushed 38-7 to the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles on the weekend. next end. Previously, Philadelphia crushed New York 48-22 at MetLife Stadium in Week 14, then served at home in Week 18 for a game that involved Daboll’s sit-down starters.

Overall, Daboll posted a 1-4-1 regular season record against NFC East opponents in his first year in charge of the Giants. Although he insisted on Tuesday that he was “sort of past” the playoff loss to Philadelphia, he later said he’s been watching that game “a lot” in the current offseason.

“I don’t have a score on the board, but I looked at our season quite a bit,” Daboll explained. “You just try to find ways to improve in your position and that’s what I ask all coaches to do and that’s what I talk to the players about. How can we improve?”

As The Athletic’s Dan Duggan pointed out, the blistering loss to the Eagles in January “clearly left a bad taste that has lingered” for Daboll despite everything he and the Giants have achieved:

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