The New York Giants have made a few moves recently which saw them pluck some pieces from the Buffalo Bills.
Namely, former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is now the Giants’ head coach. Most assume that move has to do with New York quarterback Daniel Jones.
Not only did Giants ownership say they’ve done everything to “screw this kid up” before backing Jones going forward, in Buffalo, Daboll had a ton of success with Josh Allen.
Can Daboll do it again? Time will tell, but before we see the results, Jones might actually be looking to cut out the middle man if he can.
Jones revealed he is not sitting back and waiting. He told the New York Post that he’s planning to get in touch with Allen this offseason.
“Going forward I plan to try to get in touch with him,” Jones said. “I think just [about] kind of general stuff on how (the Bills) made it work so well. … How he went about building that relationship, and how he learned best and just made it work.”
Jones did say his expectation is not to become the same type of player as Allen. Good idea, considering few are.
But early on in his tenure as New York’s new coach, Jones said Daboll told him the goal is to be the best version of himself. Not try to be Josh 2.0.
“Coach Daboll has said that to me, and I think that’s what he expects. I look forward to learning from Coach, and obviously there’s a lot of things he was able to teach Josh, and I’ll look forward to learning from that, and try to be the best player I can be,” Jones said.
On the QB, at his introductory press conference, Daboll mentioned he likes a lot of things about Jones… and some of them sound similar to what Allen brings to the table.
“He’s got the right mindset. He’s got good size. There’s a lot of things to like about Daniel and we’ll just take it one day at a time. We’ll work with him. We’ll help him get better. We’ll help him be a better leader. We’ll help him be everything. That’s our job as a coaching staff and as an organization,” Daboll said via Giants Wire.