Giants showing they are dancing to different tune under Brian Daboll

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The dance party got underway and progressed to “Knife Talk” by Drake and then really moved on when “Jussy” by Notorious BIG exited the speakers in the visitors’ locker room at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

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The Giants came to town and Music City was back on Sunday as the setting for their own concert tour to beat the Titans 21–20, marking Brian Dabol’s first game and his first as NFL head coach. There was victory. Tunes were playing and Dabol was, well, um, Dabol was, er, he was, well, he was making some kind of physical contribution to the celebration.

“They were dancing before I got there,” Dabol said on Monday. “I don’t know if I was really dancing a lot, if you want to call it that.


“It’s nice to celebrate with your friends. They did a lot of work and I give credit to the players who are playing there. He had a lot of juice after that game, and rightly so. He played a tough 60 minutes, some good plays and some bad plays that you had to bounce back. They brought me there in a circle. Although I don’t think I would call it dancing.”

Surrounded by his players, Dabol wiggled, clapping, clapping, and then waving his arms up and down, to evoke the Giants logo on the front of his pullover. Closest to him at the festival were Xavier McKinney, Sterling Shepard, Leonard Williams and Oshane Zimines, who let loose like immaculate middle schoolers at a lively bar mitzvah.

Brian Dabol celebrates his first win as Giants coach.
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Previously, Ximines had picked up a Gatorade jug and sprayed the icy liquid material onto the shoulders and back of the head coach, who decided to give him another chance, a still-young (25) outside linebacker who was coached by Joe Judge. was buried. Staff.

“I didn’t even feel it,” said Dabol.

No joke. A lot of those around the Giants – and especially their most ardent and aggrieved fans – were numbed by what happened in Week 1 of the 2022 season. They were down 13-0 at halftime and it looked like more of a franchise that had become very familiar with how the scenario was unfolding.

Even after Saxon Barkley and Sterling Shepard scored holdovers, touchdowns from previous coaching regimes and Dabol boldly went for a two-point conversion, going down 20–19, to take the lead with 1:06 an imminent sense of doom from everywhere. Leaving inside. An outfit that hasn’t turned its fortunes for more than a decade, something threw its way when Randy Bullock’s 47-yard field-goal effort went left on the buzzer.

Had that kick split the upright, the Giants and Dabol would have gone 0-1. He told his team a day later that if that were the case, he wouldn’t want to see anyone “with their heads down on the ground”. He began reviewing the game on the flight home and finished it the next morning. He told that there is a lot which needs to be fixed and cleaned.

Dabol said, “Regardless of the outcome of the game, you’re always coaching the things you need to coach and when you win, players, your ears are a little bit more because they’re happy that they did.” Won the game.” “Of course when you win there’s a little more juice.”

The Giants celebrate their victory over the Titans.

Is it tempting to indicate this reversal of fate with a checkmark in the column “Reformed culture”. Dabol’s path is smoother than that of a tough judge and players still on the scene in 2020 and 2021 – Barkley in particular – are enjoying the soft touch. At 47, Dabol is comfortable with himself and has learned from the various successes and failures during the long journey – he started his coaching career 25 years ago – that if he doesn’t connect with the people around him, it will work. will not.

“Ever since they first arrived, they’ve shown us we can be ourselves,” said linebacker Tae Crowder. “They promote it a lot: Just be yourself and have fun with it. It’s something they do too.”

For his first game, Dabol was in Nashville with his wife, Beth, and five of their six children—Christian was unable to attend his father’s debut because he was busy working on the Penn State football staff.

Feeling exhausted after a day, Dabol knows that there is much work to be done. His men won a game that few people outside the circle expected to win. His massive gamble to go for the win instead of pulling extra points also garnered huge ratings with fans. His players were equally impressed by it but not at all surprised by it.

Dabol, however, could not keep up with the dance moves unveiled by him to mixed and amusing reviews.

“We’re going to work on that,” said receiver Richie James. “That’s true to him. Who he is. He’s a clown, a good friend.”

Man it’s 1-0. Music Q.

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