2023 NFLPA report card: Giants rank among NFL’s best
The NFLPA recently surveyed 1,300 players from across the league and released their first-ever workplace “report card” on Wednesday.
For the New York Giants, they fared quite well. They received high marks in every category and were ranked eighth-best in the NFL overall.
The presence of head coach Brian Daboll also helped push the Giants over the top. Players raved about him both as a coach and as a person.
The Giants’ training staff also received high praise from the players, which may come as a surprise to many fans.
The New York Giants are ranked as the 8th best team in the team guide, with players responding positively to working at a quality, functional facility. While there are some updates which could improve their workplace, the two areas that stand out as highly rated aspects of the club are the training staff – which is rated as one of the best in the league – and head coach Brian Daboll.
Every respondent believes that Daboll is respectful of the players’ time and they also feel he is willing to listen and collaborate with them. In many players’ opinions, his tenure is a stark change from former head coach Joe Judge’s tenure and an example of how quickly things can improve if the club prioritizes the well-being of players.
Another generally positive sentiment is that 95% of players believe the club ownership is willing to spend money to upgrade the facilities, ranking them 13th in this category.
Some of the minor gripes were the lack of a family room on gameday and a very generic locker room. A small group of players also felt like the Giants should add a little more space to the hot/cold tub area.
Although their strength coaches ranked 28th in the league, Giants players still gave moderately high marks. However, a small percentage did not believe they had been given an individual strength plan.
Overall, this reflects well for the Giants. Some minor improvements are needed but there are no glaring issues that require immediate attention.
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