1. Brian Daboll (NY Giants)
Not only is Daboll showing more than Rivera, but he might be the leading candidate for Coach of the Year after five games. Nick Sirianni might have something to say about that, but is there a head coach in the NFL doing more with less right now than Daboll? Absolutely not.
On Sunday, the Giants improved to 4-1 after beating the Packers in London. Daboll has Daniel Jones playing the best football of his career and he just beat Aaron Rodgers with a hobbled ankle and the following players catching passes: Marcus Johnson, Daniel Bellinger, Richie James, Davis Sills and Chris Myarick
That’s maybe the most impressive start of Daboll’s Giants tenure: he uses every player on the roster and the entire roster is ready to play.
Kenny Golladay is far and away the team’s most talented receiver and Daboll didn’t hesitate benching him for poor play and effort. Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are hurt? That’s fine. Richie James and Davis Sills will step in. Even Darius Slayon, who looked destined to be traded during preseason, came out of nowhere to lead New York in receiving on Sunday.
Per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Daboll mixed in practice squad players with players already on the 53-man roster during seven-on-seven drills last week. He has a great relationship with nearly every player on the roster and his players return the favor by being ready to do their job on Sundays.
Frustrating how simple this all sounds.