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By: JamesPHickey

New York Giants news for Wednesday

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

‘Very passionate’ Brian Daboll addresses sideline demeanor, aims to evolve

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll knows that his sideline demeanor, particularly with assistant coaches, assistant coaches has drawn a ton of scrutiny this offseason.

Even from the man who signs his check—a day before Giants co-owner John Mara said he does wish the coach would “tone it down” at times.

Does Daboll think that needs to change?

“Every year, there’s a self evaluation process that goes on. I’m a very passionate person. But yeah, there are times where I wish handled things a little bit differently, certainly. So you continue to grow. You continue to evolve. That’s what I try to do every year,” Daboll said Tuesday morning at NFL league meetings. “I’m passionate about winning. I’m passionate about our team. When we lose, I’m very passionate. So my focus always is: What can I do better? How can I be a better coach? How can I be a better leader?”

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John Mara still all-in on Giants’ Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll | New York Post

Mara, who is in the building and watches practice every day, said he believes the Daboll-Martindale friction was “overblown’’ in terms of how they interacted during the season.

“I mean, were there times when they had some disagreements?’’ Mara said. “Yeah, but not to the point where it became an issue. After the season did it blow up? Absolutely it did, as you know. But I never felt it was a big issue during the season at all…I still very firmly believe Brian is the right guy for us going forward.’’

Daboll: No comment on Wink

Notebook: Brian Daboll talks calling plays, staff updates |

“I thought he earned that role,” Daboll said of Kafka’s additional title. “I want to have him have opportunities to see some of the other things, particularly with some of the head coaching interviews he’s done. You don’t always get an opportunity to do that, to sit in a medical meeting or to sit in a schedule meeting with the strength staff of how we want to handle OTAs or the reason why or to sit down and listen to the different things that maybe you don’t listen to as a position coach or even a coordinator to get that sense of how things go…Any of those meetings that I’ve had here in the last, call it, month that are more just myself, (general manager) Joe (Schoen), maybe some of the other parts of the staff that aren’t necessarily strictly football, I wanted Mike to have the opportunity to see how that goes so he can ask questions and take notes on things, and maybe that helps him in the future, too.”

John Mara says Giants drafting QB wouldn’t boost Brian Daboll’s job security in hot seat Year 3 |

When the Giants hired coach Brian Daboll two years ago, co-owner John Mara preached stability for his quarterback.

Mara noted that the Giants, early in Daniel Jones’ career, threw too much coaching staff change at him. Mara thought that hurt Jones’ development.

Giants, Lions may hold joint practices

NY Giants: What’s next in NFL Draft evaluation of the top quarterbacks | The Record

Daboll shared a glimpse into what he needs to see from a quarterback prospect.

“You look for accuracy. You get to meet the individual and see how they handle things, their leadership abilities, their communication style,” Daboll said. “It’s leadership. It’s accuracy, and then you watch all the games. It’s not a cut-up of games where you are looking at whether it’s targets or run blocks. You’re watching everything and seeing how they respond. How do they respond in two-minute situations? How do they respond after an interception? What does the play look like after a few bad plays or a few incompletions? There’s no exact science in it. It’s obvious that there isn’t. You do the best job you can.”

2024 NFL Draft: Perfect player fits for teams that spent big in free agency | PFF

New York Giants: WR Malik Nabers, LSU. The Giants need a true X receiver who can win against physicality at the line and be the go-to target at all levels of the field. Nabers’ 19 receptions and 624 receiving yards on passes 20-plus yards downfield in 2023 were both top-five marks in college football. Nabers forced 30 missed tackles, the fourth most in the country.

Giants seven-round mock draft | FOX Sports

The Giants are willing to draft a new franchise QB with the No. 6 pick, but a playmaker like Rome Odunze might be the best fit.

2024 NFL trade grades: Assessing every notable deal of the offseason |

Giants acquire OLB Brian Burns Grade: B-

Burns is a young, steady, Pro Bowl pass rusher, so getting him for a second- and fifth-rounder is big, giving the Giants a truly formidable front seven. The downside: He costs a ton, earning more than every edge rusher except Nick Bosa at $28 million per year, and he’s been more sturdy than special in the sack department.

2024 NFL Free Agency: Grading Every NFC Team’s Early Haul | The 33rd Team

Grade: B-

What’s Still Needed: The pass catchers still leave a bit to be desired, though that could change with the sixth overall pick. TE Darren Waller, a trade acquisition last offseason, is still considering retirement.

While the pass rush should improve, the secondary has holes after Xavier McKinney signed with the Green Bay Packers. Deonte Banks had a good rookie season, but Nick McCloud is currently the No. 2 cornerback. Jason Pinnock and Jalen Mills are the starting safeties.

Around the league

Nick Sirianni: Saquon Barkley is a dynamic player who brings a different element to our offense | Pro Football Talk

Eagles remain mum on Haason Reddick contract talks, Bryce Huff role on defense |

Nick Sirianni, Eagles Go Back to Basics on Repairing Relationship With Jalen Hurts, Locker Room Leadership | Pro Football Network

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott expected to play on current contract for 2024 season |

Dan Quinn on Washington’s draft plans at #2: “If somebody thinks they know, they’ll have to fill me in.” | Hogs Haven

NFL to play two games on Christmas, a Wednesday, during 2024 season |

Roger Goodell: No update on Kirk Cousins/Saquon Barkley tampering investigations | Pro Football Talk

NFL moving trade deadline back, expanding replay assist |

Robert Kraft wants Patriots to add ‘top-rate, young quarterback,’ says team is going in ‘right direction’ |

NFL approval of Tom Brady’s purchase into Raiders ‘making progress’ |

Matt Eberflus had a “really good visit” with Caleb Williams last week | Pro Football Talk

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