Joe Judge was given two days to defend two bad seasons.
In the end he could not. Who can?
The Giants announced on Tuesday that the judge had been relieved of his post as head coach, ending a two-year tenure that began with a promise to return to the owner’s days of glory, but also to commemorate the days of its deep frustration.
The referee has scored 10-23 in his two seasons, but the Giants have been unable to retain him due to inefficient performances over the past month or so. They lost the final six games of the season, each by a double-digit margin, increasingly outweighed by its impatience with the increasingly poor game.
“I said before the season started that we wanted to feel better about the direction we were going when we played the last game of the season,” co-owner John Mara said in a statement Tuesday evening. “Unfortunately, I can not publish that statement, which is why we made this decision.”
The shooting comes a day after the group’s general manager Dave Kettleman announced his retirement. It vacated two of the most important leadership positions in the company, giving the team fans what they wanted screaming for a complete overhaul of the organization: a fresh start in the restructuring and the completion of a complete mission.
“We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organization,” Mara said.
Fans who have long been outraged by the judge’s failures undoubtedly praised his dismissal rather than his efforts. Many saw this as a hopeful sign that the owner knew the status quo, and was willing to make big improvements to update it rather than child-step fixes with insanely routine home remedies.
The Giants general manager is set to begin interviews with candidates – none of whom have worked in their front office, which is rare for the company – Wednesday morning, Mara said, adding that whoever they hire will “lead the effort to hire a new leader”. Coach. ”
All eight known candidates for the position of General Manager are from groups now preparing for the postseason, so time is not so important for the training search; If someone brings in an assistant coach or coordinator from his current organization, the team will not be able to carry out such work until they are eliminated from the playoffs anyway.
The Giants’ defeats preceded the judge’s arrival in 2020. It was a decade of disappointment for a team that had not won a season since the Super Bowl victory in February 2012. Following the quick departures of Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur, he became the third straight head coach to be fired by the Giants two seasons later (or less).
Like those shootings, judges can also be linked to a shortage of winning staff. The Giants have not won a game since the end of quarterback Daniel Jones’ season with a neck injury in late November, and it is rare for the team to keep all of its attacking players on the field at once.
Judge Sagan coached Barclay with full force for a few games. The flow tore his ACL back in the 2nd week of the 2020 season, and spent most of this year recovering from it and subsequently recovering from an ankle injury. The attacking line-up that the Giants imagined for the 2021 season was never fulfilled, and the team played most of its games on the field with backups and third and fourth strings.
But beyond those roster flaws, the judge did him no favors.
His tenure was halted by some absurd moments in its final days, which would join the team useless other nations. The Bears had an 11-minute talk after the 17th week of defeat, in which he spoke about the changes in the team’s culture that took place behind the scenes. In the defeat to Washington in Week 18, near the Giants’ own goal line, he called up a pair of quarterback sneakers. They stand with insulting and ridiculous moments, such as The Fumble and Ray Handley’s hostile news conferences in 1978, written by Joe Bisarsic.
Coming back to 2021 after 2020, Mara hopes the judge has appointed the right person for the job. That feeling worsened at an astonishing pace.
It was a quick decline for the judge, and he was ready to return later this season. After hiring a judge, Mara said he would like to show more patience than his predecessors, and there are indications that the judge may use his powers in the search for the team’s general manager.
Unlike other teams that missed out on the playoffs on Monday, the dismissal of their coaches meant the Giants wanted to give the referee a chance to present the fall side this year, and outlined possible changes he could make to the squad. Was one of the worst crimes in the NFL. They allowed him to address the team before the players left for the relegation on Monday afternoon, sharing with the crowd some of his plans for 2022 and beyond.
Mara and co-owner Steve Dish met with the judge Monday afternoon. Mara and the judge met again Tuesday before the Giants began their latest attempt to return to victory before informing the judge of its outcome.
Worst hit percentage for a coach in Giants history:
Bill Arnsbarker (1974-76) 7-28 .200
Pat Shurmur (2018-19) 9-23 .281
Joe Judge (2020-21) 10-23 .303
* Interim coach in 2017 was Steve Spagnullo 1-3 (.250).