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Bills' Brian Daboll has 2nd head coach interview with Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll today became the first Giants head coach candidate to have a second interview for the position.

Daboll, 46, spent the day at the team's Quest Diagnostics Training Center and met with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch, senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara and Joe Schoen, who was hired last week as the Giants' new general manager. He also met with other members of the front office and toured the facility.

Daboll's first interview was Friday evening via video conference with John Mara, Tisch and Schoen.

The Giants hosted Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for an interview yesterday. The team has also conducted interviews via teleconference with Buffalo defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday and on Sunday with Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, who was the Giants' defensive backs coach in 2018.

Schoen and Daboll have worked together with the Bills for the last four seasons.

In 2021, Daboll's offense excelled as Buffalo won its second straight AFC East title with an 11-6 record. The Bills finished third in the NFL with 28.4 points a game and fifth with 381.9 yards a game. Quarterback Josh Allen finished sixth in the league with a franchise-record 409 completions, seventh with 36 touchdown passes and eighth with 4,407 yards. Allen's favorite target, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, caught 103 passes for 1,225 yards and 10 touchdowns.

This postseason, the Bills routed New England, 47-17, in a wild card playoff game and lost to the defending AFC champion Chiefs, 42-36 in overtime, on Sunday night in Kansas City in a divisional round game.

In 2020, Daboll was voted the AP's NFL Assistant Coach of the Year after the Bills finished 13-3 and unseated longtime powerhouse New England atop the division. Allen finished second in the NFL most valuable player voting after setting Buffalo single season franchise records with 4,544 yards, 37 touchdown passes, a 69.2 completion percentage and a 107.2 passer rating.

Daboll joined the Bills in 2018 after helping lead Alabama to its 17th national championship in 2017. He was the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach that season.

Daboll has 20 years of NFL coaching experience. He spent 11 seasons with the New England Patriots (2000-06, 2013-16) in a variety of roles and helped the franchise win five Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI). Daboll has been an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2009-10), Miami Dolphins (2011) and Chiefs (2012). He was also the Jets' quarterbacks coach in 2007-08.

Prior to entering the NFL, Daboll spent one year (1997) as a volunteer assistant at the College of William & Mary – where he first met Bills coach Sean McDermott – before serving two seasons (1998-99) as a graduate assistant for Nick Saban at Michigan State.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Rochester, Daboll was a two-year starter for the YellowJackets at safety.

A native of West Seneca, N.Y., he attended St. Francis High School. He and his wife, Beth, have six children: Mark, Christian, Aiden, Haven, Avery and Luke.

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