Team Giants’ Brian Dabol is still trying to spot Daniel Jones

They are the emerging stages of a relationship that may only last until the end of this season and then end, or last for a few more years, or maybe several more years. The connection between a coach and quarterback is vital to the team’s success, and Brian Dabol is slowly and steadily discovering what makes Daniel Jones tick.

“I got on with it, I loved it,” Daboll said Wednesday.

The Giants 2-0 Dabol praised Jones for the way he played in wins On the Titans (21-20) And the Panthers (19-16). Crime, and Jones, was not particularly dynamic or productive, but the abuse, and Jones, was not self-destructive or error-prone. Much is paid to the quarterback, and Jones is in the early stages of learning the Daboll system. So far, so good.

“He made the right decision, I would say, a lot,” Daboll said.

The sight of Daboll tearing up a headset and giving Jones a hearing after Jones threw a finish zone interception at the season opener in Nashville was a departure from the way Pat Shurmore and Joe Judge — Jones’s former coaches — ostensibly reacted to Jones. Sitting on the bench, Jones’ reaction was not noteworthy – he certainly didn’t get him back to Daboll – but he did reveal the difference between head coach and quarterback.

Giants boss Brian Dabol celebrated with quarterback Daniel Jones after his victory over the Titans.
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“He’s very consistent and I’m a somewhat emotional guy which is a good combination,” Daboll said. “Because I can get really nervous at times and it’s very consistent. It responds to a variety of different training techniques, if desired.”

Daboll admits that this is part of a process – “it’s not something I have much experience with, I learn as we go” – and says that his communication with Jones, while it can get hot at times, has the effect of finding solutions. Daboll will want to know what Jones saw in a particular play, and Jones will give a detailed explanation. Often, they come to the meeting of minds. Sometimes, they don’t.

“Talk about what you saw, that’s what you saw, let’s correct,” Daboll said. “I would say that’s the way it usually works. If there’s a really bad decision then maybe it’s not what you see is not what you saw.

Daboll admits that he’s not the one on the field and what the midfielder sees and feels is important information. Jones, though often narrates, doesn’t always stick when it comes to give and take with his head coach.

Whatever it is, he’s a good communicator in that regard and has a bit of guts too,” Daboll said. “I know not everyone sees it, but he has that too.

“I haven’t done much with him and he hasn’t responded. I think that is the mark of a good professional.”

Jones smiled when asked about his most affectionate working relationship with Daboll.

“That’s his character,” Jones said. “I’ve had more coaches this way and I’ve had different coaches. It’s just about personality, it’s not good or bad, it’s just what it is. I think things are going well and our communication has been great so far.”

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