New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll displayed evident frustration with Daniel Jones, tossing a tablet on the sideline after the quarterback’s costly 97-yard pick-6 in the third quarter.
Daboll, the reigning Coach of the Year, addressed the incident and his interaction with Jones during a press conference following a disappointing 24-3 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which pushed New York’s season record to 1-3.
“I was just trying to see what he thought and tell him what I saw,” Daboll said of the situation, according to Giants Videos.
The Giants were trailing 14-3 when, late in the third quarter, they embarked on a long drive. However, the Seahawks’ rookie, Devon Witherspoon, intercepted Jones’ pass, returning it for a touchdown to secure Seattle’s victory.
“Obviously, not throw an interception,” Daboll said when asked what he wanted Jones to do.
“Terrible decision, awful mistake. Can’t afford to do that,” Daniel Jones said of the pick-6.
Seattle’s defense put on an impressive display during Monday Night Football, tallying two interceptions and sacking Jones a staggering 10 times. The Giants’ quarterback, who signed a four-year, $160-million extension in March, concluded the game with 27 completions on 34 pass attempts for 203 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 66 yards.
After four weeks of play, New York currently ranks last in scoring, having scored more than 12 points in a game only once this season. Daboll empathizes with the disappointment of Giants fans, stating, “I’d share their frustration. There are several aspects we need to improve upon, and that’s precisely what we’ll work on.”
Next up, the Giants will face the 3-1 Miami Dolphins in Week 5.