Bills Deny Giants’ Request To Interview Brian Daboll

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was “high atop” new Giants head coach Joe Judge‘s list of OC candidates when he took over in New York, but Buffalo denied Big Blue’s request to interview the longtime NFL coach, reports Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

It’s no surprise the Bills didn’t allow to Daboll to speak with the Giants about what would have been a lateral move. Typically, clubs only allow their coaches to interview with other teams when a promotion is involved. And Daboll, who served as play-caller for the Browns, Dolphins, Chiefs, and the University of Alabama before landing in Buffalo, impressed enough in 2019 to warrant head coaching interest from Cleveland, is certainly a valuable commodity on Sean McDermott‘s Bills staff.

The Giants are clearly looking for an experienced offensive coordinator to pair with first-year coach Judge, who has never been an offensive nor defensive coordinator at any level. New York has already interviewed incumbent OC Mike Shula plus ex-Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, and is thought to also be interested in former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens and ex-Dolphins OC Chad O’Shea.

Although the Bills ranked just 22nd in offensive DVOA a season ago, Daboll was lauded for running a creative offensive that utilized the strengths of 2018 first-round pick Josh Allen. In New York, Daboll would’ve been tasked with developing another first-rounder, 2019 No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones.

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7 comments on “Bills Deny Giants’ Request To Interview Brian Daboll

  1. Why would they even want to interview this guy? His offenses have never been any good and they went to the playoffs in spite of it this year. If Devin Singletary wasn’t so good, it would have been one of the worst offenses in the league. Just absurd, but par for the Gettleman course.

  2. Ramon Garciaparra

    Too bad. Daboll would be good hire. He has a solid resume and was an integral member of super bowl staffs in New England. Last year Buffalo had a well balanced offense and their second year qb made nice strides especially in cutting down on turnovers.

  3. Berger

    I thought the Bills offense got better with every game this year. Their play calling was solid. I see them as becoming a solid force within the AFC East for several years especially with their defense.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    I think this rule ranks up there with the Rooney Rule for stupidity. All employees should have the right to explore other career opportunities available to them.

    • saluelthpops

      I don’t disagree with you, but I wonder if it is more acceptable because these guys are under contract. Not sure if that differs from a legal standpoint or not, but just a thought.

    • tbonenats

      He could leave for another job in another league or any other industry…but moving within the NFL is different.

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