Giants football has been bland the past few seasons, but Brian Daboll is looking to change that.
New York Giants Head Coach, Brian Daboll, is getting creative with his offensive personnel. He's planning on mixing in a wild cat formation with Kadarius Toney as QB, and Saquon Barkley and Wan’Dale Robinson lined up alongside him in the backfield.
The Giants offense has been bland over the past few seasons, but new Head Coach Brian Daboll is looking to change that. This training camp, all eyes have been on Daniel Jones, but the real excitement has been the testing of different lineups at practice.
During individual drills, Toney lined up as the wildcat QB, as well as taking some handoffs. There was also talks of formation with Saquon Barkley and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson in the backfield alongside KT. Ohhhh baby.
We knew KT was a freak athlete but not many knew he was a stud QB in back in the day. In high school, Toney threw for 6,498 yards and 69 touchdowns in two seasons. His 247Sports recruiting profile listed him as ATH (athlete). He transitioned into this flex receiver back offensive weapon, but in Florida, he did also attempt six passes, completing three of them for 82 yards and a touchdown. Toney also attempted three passes as a rookie with the Giants, completing one of them to fellow wide receiver Sterling Shepard for a gain of 19 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In terms of the backfield, we are all hoping that Saquon Barkley will make a strong comeback in 2022. Daboll says he wants to use Barkley's receiving abilities more, and I've been saying that for years. You turn him into an Alvin Kamara, and there is no looking back. With new running backs like Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell, it should make things easier for Saquon.
Giant's 2nd round pick and Kentucky star, Wan’Dale Robinson, will be a major addition to the offense as well. As a receiver, he had close to 700 yards and 4 touchdowns, but he's known more as a ball carrier.
The Giants made some moves via the draft, and everyone is coming in healthy. With a new coaching staff and a new feeling of pride with this team, New York can make a big leap in improvement, maybe emulating what Cincy did last year.