New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll downplayed any additional frustration with Daniel Jones on Tuesday morning, mere hours after the quarterback struggled mightily in the team’s 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Daboll was seen talking to Jones in an animated fashion after the fifth-year quarterback returned to the sideline following a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Daboll also was seen showing Jones an image on a tablet before the QB continued walking, and the frustrated coach threw it down and turned away.
That image, however, was caught on camera — and prompted plenty of discussion from the team’s fanbase. So much so that several hours later Daboll was asked if the tablet was thrown at Jones or just in his direction.
“No, I wouldn’t throw a tablet there,” Daboll said. “I just tossed it to the side because obviously it was a little bit of frustration but no, I wouldn’t throw a tablet at him.”
It didn’t end there, as reporters questioned whether there is a disconnect between Daboll and Jones after the quarterback appeared to just walk past his coach following the interception.
“No, Daniel is a coachable person,” Daboll said. “Again, things aren’t going great. Again, I’m not exactly sure what the cameras did or did not show, but Daniel is a coachable guy. I like working with Daniel and we’ve got some things we’ve got to do better.”
Jones threw for just 203 yards and two interceptions, lost a fumble and was sacked 10 times on Monday for the Giants (1-3). They will look to rebound on Sunday against host Miami Dolphins (3-1).
–Field Level Media