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Giants complete second head coaching interview with Brian Daboll

Buffalo offensive coordinator is first candidate to get second interview

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[UPDATED 1/25 6:01 p.m.]

The Giants on Tuesday completed their second interview with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for the team’s vacant head coaching job.

The team saif Daboll, 46, spent the day at the team’s Quest Diagnostics Training Center and met with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch, senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara and Joe Schoen, who was hired last week as the Giants’ new general manager. He also met with other members of the front office and toured the facility.

Daboll is the first candidate to get a second interview. The Giants are still expected to interview Patrick Graham on Wednesday and Brian Flores on Thursday.


New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen wasted no time taking advantage of the Buffalo Bills’ stunning loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, reportedly scheduling a second interview on Tuesdeay with Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for the team’s head-coaching job.

Daboll interviewed with Schoen and co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch on Friday evening, Schoen’s first day on the job.

Initial reports had this interview taking place on Monday, but he Giants are interviewing former Atlanta Falcons head coach and current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for their head-coaching vacancy on Monday.

Daboll and the Chiefs also returned late from Sunday evening’s heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs. Logistically, giving Daboll a day to get his bearings makes sense.

Daboll, 46, has been offensive coordinator for Buffalo since 2018. That time coincides with Schoen’s work for the Bills as assistant general manager.

Aside from spending the 2017 season as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Alabama, Daboll has been an NFL assistant coach since 2000. He has worked for the New England Patriots twice, along with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and the Bills. His stint in Buffalo is the fourth time Daboll has been an offensive coordinator at the NFL level. He has never been a head coach.

Buffalo GM Brandon Beane was asked during a videoconference on Friday about Daboll’s prospects as a head coach.

“I think Brian is going to do a great job when he gets a chance as a head coach,” Beane said.

Perhaps Schoen and the Giants are going to give him that opportunity.