The Giants will play their first home game under freshman head coach Brian Daboll on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers 0-1. Giants defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale made it clear when speaking to reporters that he was seeking help from the crowd at MetLife Stadium.
“This is one of the biggest changes you’re going to see this week which is bringing great defensive capabilities in this facility,” Martindale explained, Michael David Smith by Pro Football Talk. “I’ve only lived here a short time, but I know New Yorkers are loud. We need to be loud in that stadium. They have to be quiet. You want to participate in this cultural change. here with the Giants Let’s raise our voices make noisy. “
New York’s NFL coaches have been in the big headlines lately for different reasons.
After a disappointing 24-9 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters, “This isn’t the old Jets.”
Daboll himself sent a message in Week 1 when he converted two points in a Tennessee 21-20 disappointment.
Giants have not given fans yet winning record or playoff team to cheer on since the 2016 season. Their fans should be hyped for Sunday’s encounter.
“I know this place loves to defend. We’ll do our part, you guys do our part and it’s going to be fun,” Martindale said of the home fans.