It was a toss, not a throw.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll rejected the notion that he showed up quarterback Daniel Jones during the team’s humiliating 24-3 “Monday Night Football” loss to the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.
After Jones threw a pick-six to Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon in the third quarter, which extended the Giants’ deficit to 21-3 just as they drove all the way down to the 3-yard line, Daboll could be seen animatedly speaking to Jones as the latter walked off the field to the sideline.
Jones walked past Daboll toward the bench, and a few moments later, Daboll spoke to Jones again, showing something to him on a tablet.
Daboll then flipped the tablet down on the bench and walked away as Jones continued to look at his own tablet.
“Yeah, I’m not doing that [showing up Jones],” Daboll said over Zoom Tuesday morning. “…I wouldn’t throw a tablet there. I just tossed it to the side because there was obviously a little bit of frustration. But no, I wouldn’t throw a tablet at him.”
The pick-six marked one of two interceptions and three turnovers for Jones in yet another nightmarish primetime showing.
Witherspoon jumped the route on a pass intended for Parris Campbell, who appeared to be on a different wavelength than Jones, and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, killing any chance of a Giants comeback.
Daboll said on certain plays, “I’m not gonna coach everybody the same.”
“I’m just coaching,” Daboll said. “I’m coaching Daniel when he comes off the field. Again, the tablet thing, I’d have to go back and see it. But I remember exactly what it is. We were talking about a particular play and I just tossed it off to the side. …
“Daniel is a coachable person. If 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. There’s some things we gotta do better.”