Now the Giants must show they can handle the prosperity after the Week 1 euphoria

Anyone who knows Brian Daboll will tell you that it didn’t take him long to come back from Cloud 9, that taking bows to win his first game as a head coach took about as long as it took his clothes to dry after a Gatorade bathroom in nashville.

No one on the Giants Drive since 1925 has reported John Mara or Dabol doing the Griddy outside the lobby’s glass display case that houses the franchise’s four Lombardi Trophies, although you can’t blame them if they pull one out .

Now how will the Giants fare against Carolina at home on Sunday?

We have to count it as prosperity, as Ben McAdoo in 2016 was the last Giants head coach to start 2-0, and Daboll is the first since then to avoid an 0-2 start. Hardly Tom Brady’s definition of thriving, but GB12’s husband wasn’t 22-59 entering the 2022 season.

Daboll is taking no receipts, he’s taking no prisoners in his quest to pitch a Giants team better this week than last. So there he was on Wednesday, spinning his whistle relentlessly under the beautiful Big Blue Sky, twice high-fiving Jamie Gillen after a punt, carefully watching Daniel Jones air it out, conferring briefly between drills with defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, pacing quickly to the field where the defense was working against the fence that read BE PROFESSIONAL in white capital letters on a blue background with a red border.

It’s impossible for any of them not to hear, read or see how the fans quickly went from disaster to euphoria, and the Giants, from Daboll on down, are as excited to see Giants fans on Sunday as Giants fans are to see them.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley blocks linebacker Tae Crowder during practice.
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