Giants’ Daboll: OC Kafka to call the plays for team

In the preseason, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka was calling the plays for the team, and according to head coach Brian Daboll, that will continue into the regular season.

Daboll announced Monday that Kafka would call the plays for the team in the season-opener against the Titans in Tennessee this Sunday. 

I talked to Mike over the weekend. We were working yesterday; talked to him today,” Daboll said via Zoom. “I have a lot of confidence in Mike. We’ll stay with how we did things in the preseason.”

Daboll was the offensive coordinator for the Bills from 2018-21, and he says for him, not calling plays felt strange at times.

“I tell you when it was strange was before the game and the night before,” Daboll said. “You’re going through so many things in your head and thinking about situations. Whether it’s the preseason, regular season, or the playoff game, whatever it may be. You know, it’s a tough job to call plays, and you got to really put a lot of time and effort and energy into it, and Mike has done a good job with it.”

Kafka was around a great offensive mind in Andy Reid with the Chiefs as he was the quarterbacks coach in Kansas and passing game coordinator from 2018-21, so he has the experience, and Daboll is confident in his ability to get the job done. 

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