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Giants’ Brian Daboll is brutally honest about controversial decision

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New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll told reporters last week that he had no issues with cornerback Adoree’ Jackson coming back to return punts given the team’s lack of depth in the secondary.

Daboll is sticking to his guns after Jackson was eliminated in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions after suffering a knee injury in the first half.

“No,” Daboell answeredwhen asked if he had any regrets about using a defensive starter in the punt-returning role. “Look, it’s football. Obviously it was unfortunate. But we’ll see where we stand here tomorrow and later tonight.”

According to The Athletic’s Charlotte Carroll, Jackson said his X-rays were negative but he would go for an MRI Get more information about the severity of the injury.

However, Jordan Schultz of TheScore reported that Jackson suffered an MCL sprain during the game and will be out for three to five weeks.

The Giants must make a decision on Jackson’s status quickly as they have a short week to regroup. They will take to the streets and take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

It wasn’t hard to find scathing criticism direct from Daboll and the coaching staff after he put leading cornerback Jackson in jeopardy as a punt return.

In particular, Giants fans on social media snubbed Daboll for having Jackson, who had not returned a punt or kick since 2019.

“I love Brian Daboll, but using Adoree Jackson as a punt returner is one of the dumbest things you can do…”Empire Sports Media’s Alex Wilson wrote on Twitter.

“So many things I love about Daboll but this answer isn’t, a terrible decision.” wrote a Giants fan on Twitter.

This was Jackson’s second game as a punt returner that season. The Giants returned punts to Jackson after Richie James fumbled twice in the Giants’ loss in Seattle. New York brought James back to return punts after Jackson’s injury.

Still, it’s an understatement that Giants fans were furious with Daboll’s decision.

“Nah Daboll has to face the music with Adoree Jackson. Inexcusable,” another Giants fan tweeted.

“Daboll and the coaching staff have been great all year. The decision to have Adoree as a punt returner was always MORONIC. Out 3-5 weeks and why? Because nobody else on the team can catch punts? JOKE,” one Giants fan tweeted.

Giants rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson reportedly picked up a serious knee injury during the team’s Week 11. according to a report by ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Robinson, 21, was seen using crutches after Sunday’s loss, according to New York Post writer Jaclyn Hendricks.

Robinson was in the midst of his best game as a pro, going down at the end of his ninth and final reception against Detroit. He could not put weight on the injured leg.

Now the reception room is mighty exhausted with Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Kenny Golladay, Richie James, Marcus Johnson and David Sills in the unit.

The official diagnosis for Robinson should come later this week.

Robinson joins Jackson, center Jon Feliciano, cornerback Fabian Moreau and right tackle Tire Phillips as all suffered injuries in Week 11.

Robinson, 21, was seen using crutches after Sunday’s loss, according to New York Post writer Jaclyn Hendricks.

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