The Giants released a statement on Thursday saying that they didn’t make a decision to hire Brian Daboll until Jan. 28, which was the day after Flores had his second interview with the team. The team also criticized Flores’ lawyers for using text messages with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as a source of evidence.
The team continued: “In addition, Mr. Belichick does not speak for and has no affiliation with the Giants. Mr. Belichick’s text exchange provides no insight into what actually transpired during our head coaching search.”
In the lawsuit, Flores alleged the Giants told third parties they were hiring Daboll as their next head coach. Flores pointed to a text message exchange with Belichick, who appeared to think he was texting Daboll and not Flores about getting the job. Flores had yet to actually interview.
Bruh! How crazy is it that Flores found out about the Giants hiring “Brian” Daboll b/c an older dude doesn’t know how to use a phone? Belichick really got me dying over here. Greatest NFL coach of all time, but pressing the wrong name in your contacts is part of a whole lawsuit.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) February 2, 2022
On the Giants-Brian Flores front: Question that needs answering: Who from NYG told Bill Belichick that Brian Daboll was their guy? If it’s someone w/the name Mara, Tisch or McDonnell, there needs to be serious repercussions.
If not, Belichick was just gossiping like rest of us.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 2, 2022