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Would Brian Daboll benefit from adding these two ex-Giants to his staff?

Has New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll lost some of his locker room this week by parting ways with two of his top assistants?

Possibly. Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey has been one of the NFL’s most experienced and successful assistants over the past decade and defensive coordinator Wink Martindale was beloved by his troops.

But in a down season, heads have a tendency to roll. Ironically, the coordinator of the team’s most troubled unit — the offense (Mike Kafka) — is coming back in 2024.

Daboll came out of Monday’s bloodbath looking like a coach who is scapegoating the people who contradict his initiatives, whatever they are.

He looks weak right now and if the players were polled anonymously, he would likely not come through with glowing reviews.

Daboll can, however, save some face by bringing back two coaches whom the players do respect – Joe Judge and Antonio Pierce.

Judge was recently lauded by some Giants players who played for him during his head coaching stint here and Pierce is a Giants legend who defensive players throughout the league hold in high regard.

Will he be willing to do that? Would the Giants? We’ll see.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire