Until I realized who they picked up in return.
Former San Francisco 49ers safety, Craig Dahl was the player the Giants decided to add in replace of Brown. A player that has had a history with defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo going back to his first stint with the Giants.
Almost everything in life is who you know.
Knowing a particular person could land you a job, get you great tickets to a game, or give you a great deal on a new car.
That’s just how life works.
Yes, Brown has been a Giant before, but his success was in former defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell’s system, not Spagnuolo’s.
Just like anyone else, players and coaches love familiarity.
Dahl played for Spagnuolo from 2007-2011 both with the Rams and Giants, which makes his transition into the defense much smoother than any other safety they could’ve signed, including Brown.
In his seven seasons, Dahl has only tallied five interceptions – while in Brown’s best season he had eight – but that’s not what they’re asking from him. His role is centered around being flexible.
Being able to contribute effectively both at safety and special teams.
If you’ve noticed, many of the team’s last few moves have been geared toward improving their special teams unit (Geremy Davis, Nikita Whitlock, Uani Unga). While getting rid of veteran household names in the process.
Signing Dahl is no different.
This is yet another move in search of shoring up their special teams unit, who also adds a good knowledge of the current defensive philosophy.
This is quietly an excellent addition.
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