Giants fans better like buffalo sauce.
If they've seen what the Bills and Chiefs have cooked up on offense, there is no doubt they will enjoy some of it on the Giants.
"I think it's going to be a little mix of everything," running back Matt Breida said on the “Giants Huddle” podcast about the offense under coach Brian Daboll (formerly the Bills' offensive coordinator) and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka (formerly the Chiefs' team's quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator). "If any of you watch the offense in Buffalo, it'll be a little bit similar, but also with Kafka here, there will be a little more sauce to it from Kansas City. I think it's going to be a mixture of both. We're going to have teams guessing what we're going to be running."
And what's exactly in that sauce?
"Different types of formations, motions, guys all over the place," Breida said. "I think we're going to have a lot of fun doing it. This is a type of offense you want to be in if you're a playmaker, the guy that wants to get in space. This is the offense you want to be in."
Breida added, "It helps tremendously because it's harder for the defense to line up, especially when you're going fast. And that's one of the things that we want to do, go fast on offense. It creates mismatches, especially like me on linebackers. I'm fast, so any time I can get on those guys one-on-one in space, I feel like I can win. It's a great offense you want to be in. … If I was on defense, my head would be spinning because, once again, it's all about mismatches."
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As many players learn the offense for the first time, Breida is one year ahead in the curve. The former undrafted prospect out of Georgia Southern spent last season with Daboll in Buffalo following a year in Miami and three in San Francisco. The passing game rightfully received much of the fanfare with his previous team, but the Bills finished sixth in rushing yards last season.
"I'm going to go out there and make plays," Breida said. "Any opportunity I get, whether that's five carries or 25 carries, whatever I've got to do to help this team, I'm going to do. I'm versatile. As you guys know, I'm very fast, but I feel like I can run between the tackles well. And then definitely on special teams too, I can contribute on that as well."
Aside from the Xs and Os, Breida also witnessed the culture in Buffalo. Daboll, along with general manager Joe Schoen, created an atmosphere that that allows players to have fun while working. But there is a balance that must be struck.
"Make sure we get the job done," Breida said. "[Daboll] wants us to be loose, wants us to be ourselves, but at the same time, we're here to win. When it's time to get serious, when it's time to be on the field, it's time to go to work. I feel like he does a great job of that, and also too the guys want to play for him. He can relate to a lot of guys well just from how he grew up and where he's from. A lot of us can relate to that, so it's a guy you want to play for."