The New York Giants kick off their 2023 season on Sunday night on primetime television, against their nemesis, the Dallas Cowboys. Some may look this game and say 'oh no', while others embrace Big Blue's opportunity to change the narrative on their football team.
There is little question that New York Jets' quarterback Aaron Rodgers has absorbed as much of New York's NFL Spotlight as humanly possible. Rodgers will be a Hall of Famer five years after he retires and the Jets stink. 'Hope & Misery' always dominate Big Apple headlines. However, football fans may not want to sleep on the 'other' New York quarterback, who, lately, appears ready to flash his own arsenal.
As the New York Giants made the University at Albany their summer home from 1997-2012, those that worked in the Great Danes' athletic department enjoyed a firsthand look at Big Blue's internal operation, the heartbeat of any team. Gauging from Saquon Barkley's about-face contract Tuesday, things haven't changed much.
When you turn down about $20 million in guaranteed money in any profession, people are going to question your decision. When the criticism comes from a person who had the same job and was tremendously successful at it, the assessment carries a little more weight.
In his first season as head coach of the New York Giants, Brian Daboll was named the NFL's AP Coach of the Year on Thursday. A well deserved honor for the former Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator, as he transformed a 4-13 mess into a playoff team, with help from his general manager, former Buffalo Bills' assistant GM, Joe Schoen.
New York Giants fans are enjoying their team's incredible turnaround. With a 6-2 record coming out of the bye week, Big Blue fans realize that a playoff birth is more than within reach. That is if the Giants can continue to play above expectations and win the games they "should" win, like against the Texans and then the Lions. If head coach Brian Daboll and company continue to hold serve, Thanksgiving Day at 4:30pm could be an epic holiday battle in Dallas. Who would have thought that at the start of the season??