Former Alabama assistant Brian Daboll does best Nick Saban impression in sideline rant
Brian Daboll, before taking the reins of the New York Giants ahead of the 2022 season, certainly learned from some of the best in the business.
Daboll’s most recent role was offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills under Sean McDermott for 4 seasons, where his work with Josh Allen led to his first head coaching gig. He spent a season on the Alabama sideline before that with Nick Saban as its OC and quarterbacks coach, with the Crimson Tide winning a national championship during his sole year in Tuscaloosa. That’s not to mention the years he spent with the New England Patriots with Bill Belichick.
Perhaps Daboll was channeling Saban a bit early in the Giants’ Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys. New York appeared to have taken a 6-0 lead with just under 5 minutes played in the 1st quarter as Daniel Jones connected with Isaiah Hodgins for a 24-yard touchdown. However, it was taken off the board as the Giants were whistled for an ineligible man downfield, and as you can see, Daboll erupted:
Brian Daboll is mad, madpic.twitter.com/RL4tnND3Wo
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 24, 2022
Daboll was probably in a better mood at halftime as the Giants took a 13-7 lead into the locker room. But he’ll certainly feel that the advantage could have been a bit larger if not for what he felt was an incorrect call by the officiating crew. Can New York improve to 8-3 and split the season series against their NFC East rivals?