‘Disappointed’ is an ‘silence’ as GM Dave Gettleman has been sacked – The Mercury News

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch broke two years of silence on Monday with a stern statement in the wake of GM Dave Gettleman’s sacking.

“John is an understatement to say [Mara] And I am disappointed by the lack of success we have had on the field,” Tisch said in a statement issued by the team. “We are united in our commitment to finding a general manager who will provide us with the on-field performance and the direction we need to achieve the results we all expect.”

The team tried to sell Gettleman’s departure as a retirement, but it amounted to a 19–46 record, .292 win percentage with four years of misconduct firing.

Mara said in a statement that the Giants are now seeking “an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication abilities, someone who will oversee all aspects of our football operations, including player personnel, college scouting and coaching.” ”

Head coach leaves search for new GM to oversee coaching staff the judge’s position is unclear, According to Saxon Barkley, Judge’s Monday was “business as usual”, with exits and team meetings going on as usual without any indication that something was off.

But the judge was not available to the media. The players said that he did not make any specific statement that he was back. And Barkley could not confirm the judge’s position.

“Um, I really don’t know how to answer that,” said the running back, shrugging his shoulders.

“I’m not sure,” said defensive lineman Leonard Williams, when asked if the judge would continue to coach him. “I haven’t heard anything today to say otherwise. i love the boy honestly, I like the way he plays and I like to play for him. ,

The list of GM candidate to replace Gettleman should be extensive. It is expected to include names like Monty Ossenfort (Titans), Kevin Abrams (Giants), Will McClay (Cowboys), Ed Dodds (Colts), Joe Shoen (Bills), Dave Ziegler (Patriots) and others.

It certainly needs to be more comprehensive than the December 2017 discovery that put Gettleman in the big chair. That year, the Giants only interviewed gettleman, Abrams, VP of player evaluation Mark Ross, and former Personnel Performance/ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Three of the four candidates were “in the family”, so to speak.

Mara and Tish were fired Head coach Ben McAdoo and twice Super Bowl winning GM Jerry Reese after midseason Eli Manning Benching She Mara was signed,

Ownership wanted Gettleman to play it back with Manning. GM did this in 2018, and it sparked a massive backlash, burying the franchise in notoriety and irrelevance.

The Giants (22-59) tied for the worst record in the NFL over the past five seasons with the Jets in years of poor drafting, poor free agent signing, and bad contracts.

Gettleman’s only remaining hope for some way to position the Giants favorably for the future lies in Daniel Jones’ health and ability to take the next step in becoming the franchise quarterback. Gettleman picked Jones No. 6 overall in 2019.

But Jones has been sidelined with a neck injury entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, with questions over whether the Giants should opt for his fifth year in 2023 this spring.

Despite Gettleman’s “disappointing” stint – his words, in a statement released on Monday – the outgoing GM was allowed to hold family and friends by the side of MetLife Stadium for pre-game photos on Sunday.

The ceremony was in stark contrast to Reese’s mid-season firing on the gloomy morning of December 4, 2017, following a road defeat to the Oakland Raiders with Geno Smith, starting QB.

Giants still live in fog today.