Brian Daboll: It will be nice to have a normal offseason
The Giants are one of four teams beginning their offseason schedule Monday, as teams with a new head coach get a head start on implementing their new systems.
Now New York head coach Brian Daboll is looking forward to having a normal spring after two years of a COVID-altered offseason.
“He was such a unique moment for everyoneDaboll said in a recent interview with SI.com’s Albert Breer. “[With] Zoom, you try to make it as personal as possible, but you try to do things on a computer and you find different ways to teach on Zoom. It will be good to have a normal off-season, where you will be face to face and communicate on a daily basis. The Zoom stuff, it’s become invaluable, heck, we use it now during the drafting process, but other than that… no.
Phase I of the voluntary offseason program consists primarily of training in the weight room, but there is also time for limited instruction in the meeting rooms to set up the Xs and Os.
“The first thing is for the players to come into the weight room with the strength coaches and start their base in terms of strength, speed and quickness,” Daboll says. “And then lay the groundwork waiting for what we are going to do in the kicking game, in defense and in attack. These are really just introductory phases to our program and how we’re going to do things in relation to strength and conditioning, and our playbook.”
The Bears, Dolphins and Saints also begin their offseason schedules Monday.