The New York Giants shattered people’s expectations of them in 2022. New head coach Brian Daboll came in and the team made the playoffs as a wild card team. Going into 2023, many analysts are once again doubting whether the Giants will be able to replicate last season. Second-year defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is okay with the doubters and that the team thrives in being underdogs.
New York Giants Kayvon Thibodeaux On Being Underdogs
It makes sense that the Philadelphia Eagles would be the favorite in the division. They made the Super Bowl last season. The Cowboys are also getting a lot of love in the division. Very few are betting on the Giants to make noise in the division this year and Thibodeaux is okay with that as he stated on Good Morning Football.
“I mean, it’s been good for me. I like to lay low,” Thibodeaux said. “I’m happy that people are counting us out, cause that gives us more time to just work. We don’t have to answer those questions, we don’t have to worry about everybody looking at us. We can just keep our head down and grind. And I think you know, we love being the underdogs, cause that always gives us that story, that momentum to really work and really go after what we want.”
Expectations For 2023
The Giants are hoping for more of the same in 2023. With a weak NFC conference, it isn’t hard to see a path back to the playoffs. The real question is whether they can challenge for the division crown. They will need some things to go their way but they do that the third place schedule which ideally means they have an easier path to more victories. Their rookies will have a year under their belts and hopefully make a jump. The coaching staff has had another full offseason to coach up the players. The Giants surprised people last year and could very well surprise them again.
Kayvon Thibodeaux could be the key to a monster season for the New York Giants. He struggled with some nagging injuries in his rookie year. If he can play a full season at full health, he could be a dominant force on the defense.