Giants Brian Dabol are not afraid of failure

Do giants succeed because they are not afraid of failure?

This thought may be too deep a day or two after the second game of the season and could be the basis for the class’s introductory lecture titled “Overthinking 101.” But there may be something to this.

The Giants are 2-0 and a quick start has already been secured. It’s too early to conclude this as anything other than a byproduct of two ungainly victories over the Titans (21-20) and Panthers (19-16), but it’s not too early to note the way New coach Brian Dabol builds his first team for the Giants.

It is designed to engage as many players as possible, regardless of age, salary, NFL pedigree, name, rank or serial number. He pressures the team to prepare in the right way while refusing to play the final score. He said he was completely at peace with going to the two-point conversion in Nashville even if it failed.

Daboll knows this isn’t the list that will lead the Giants to big things in what he hopes will be his long-term survival as a responsible man. He loves his first team but understands the limitations. He prepares the program to reflect his priorities and beliefs. He knows the lost aura that flew above the privilege he entered. With two games, coach a loser, not tight, coach to win, rather than not lose. there’s a difference.

“The guys we have on our team aren’t afraid to fail,” said safety Xavier McKinney. “We’ve been rock bottom, we’ve been through all of that, so we’re not worried about messing around. We know we’re going to make a breakthrough at some point.”

    Giants coach Brian Dabul and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) walk off the field
Brian Dabol and his giants are enjoying a 2-0 start.
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“I don’t know, I think,” McKinney said. “We have to keep working. I have learned in this league that things can go south very quickly.”

Adversity will happen at some point and when it does, another line will be added to Daboll’s biography, alluding to how he handled a loss, or two, or five. He’s kept his ledger clean heading into week three, which is a huge accomplishment.

The way Daboll managed the wide receivers is further proof of that Not afraid of the consequences of going against the tide. Ritchie James gets 42 attacking shots in the opening game and only seven for Toni Cadarius? David Sales has 67 shots against the Panthers and only two for Kenny Goladay? This is the head coach unencumbered by any criticism that might come his way.

True to his form, Daboll entrusted his defense to Wink Martindale, a grizzly veteran who Daboll says “don’t be afraid of failure.” First off, Martindale started in Week 2 junior Dane Belton, making his NFL debut, at the back end of the defense, playing deep safe for 46 of his 58 shots. The last line of defense, literally. Fear has no place at the table with Daboll and his staff.

Not afraid of failure? Here is one definition:

“For the team, you just want the guys to send it,” Julian Love said Monday. “You want guys to play fast, and play for free without worrying about being perfect. That’s something guys have probably fallen victim to in recent years. Now, it’s just top-down, coaches too, open and ready to send in and make mistakes.”

Love played the rookie role of Pat Shurmore and then Joe Judge. He didn’t say that but he certainly hinted at a fear of failure in the past two years. He thought of a play he did—eventually—in the first quarter, tracking Christian McCaffrey on a screen pass after gaining 6 yards. Love, in pursuit, slipped and fell in the grass. he is Ended up interfering.

“Just get up,” he said, “you’re playing free.” “Maybe I was thinking in the past, ‘Oh my God, they’re going to hate that in the movie,’ but there’s none of that. You get up and you play because the team is counting on you to play free and play free.”

Daboll wants his players to know he’s on their side, as long as they stick to his three principles of being smart, tough and dependable.

He said, “You can get bogged down in this league very quickly, by making a mistake and letting him stay in the next play and the next play.”

The only feeling Daboll hopes to last is the knowledge of the win. Through two games, all these giants know.