The Judges are feeling uneasy around the Giants as the season ends with a sixth straight loss – The Mercury News


The Giants, who fired two-time Super Bowl-winning GM Jerry Reese midseason in 2017, posed for photos and a send-off to Dave Gettleman and his family and friends at the pregame at the side of MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

It’s a lack of awareness, paying more tribute to a 19-46 GM than a man who shepherded two championships. But it is the modern-day giants, whose 22-7 loss to Washington dropped their final 2021 season record at 4-13 to a familiar depth.


No matter. Gettleman’s fate is sealed. He will be fired, and it will be declared as retirement, and he will be.

The long question is the position of head coach Joe Judge, and the truth is that everyone in and around the Giants was working Sunday as if it would be their last day in the building—everyone except the judge and the players.


But Judge’s staunch supporters, like Captain Logan Ryan, couldn’t speak in absolutes about what the coach’s firing would mean.

“Eh, I won’t give hypothetical answers,” Ryan said. “When you ask me next season or whatever… but I mean ‘if?’ I do not know.”

Co-owner John Mara did not conduct any interviews. Whatever information was given about Mara’s feelings about the judge was speculation.


Many team staff brawled for the inevitable, with major changes to the main office and coaching staff, even if the judges stayed.

A source said Mara left the press box to watch from below in the third quarter. This prevented Mara from passing the media postgame.

Co-owner Steve Tisch was not seen on the pregame or postgame grounds at all.


Gettleman said nothing as he also passed a group of reporters.

Typical of the Giants, which left the head coach accountable for answering questions about everything, including what the change in general manager would mean for him.

“I’ll let Dave speak for Dave,” the judge said.

Judge, whose record slipped to 10-23 in two seasons, was also not one to speculate on his fate.

“I’m not going to worry about these imaginary things right now,” he said. “I appreciate it. I understand that will be the question for today.”

But everyone knows the deal: The Giants have fired their last two coaches during or after their second season.

First Ben McAdoo and Reese scapegoat together on the Eli Manning benching which was cleared by Mara. Then after the 2019 season, Pat Shurmur was made the lone scapegoat while Gettleman stayed.

On Sunday, Judge’s second year ended with a sixth consecutive loss, dragged by the anvil of Gettleman’s personnel mismanagement. However, the coach accepted his share of blame and promised to improve in 2022.

“I’m proud of the team for the things they’ve done and fought for and [how they’ve] Been together as a team this year,” the judge said. “Ultimately it’s not good enough. The fans deserve better. It doesn’t meet our expectations as a program. It won’t be acceptable. The things we have to fix, I look forward to the future and the start of next season.” I am going to start immediately.

The reality is, of course, that Mara and the Giants have never really accepted a complete change to Judge’s schedule.

Both Gettleman and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett were hires and holdovers who were more influenced by the organization than by the coach. Then Daniel Jones got hurt.

So it’s no surprise that the offense was so embarrassing, while the judge’s special teams and defense played competitively until the end.

Jake Froome’s first career NFL touchdown pass in Sunday’s fourth quarter—22 yards to Darius Slayton—was the Giants’ first wide receiver touchdown catch since Dante Pettis on October 24 against Carolina.

The Giants averaged 15.1 points per game this season. Daniel Jones’s average of 18.3 points in 11 games dropped to 9.3 points per game during a six-game loss with starts from Mike Glennon (0–4) and Froome (0–2).

Gettleman was brought in in December 2017 to fine-tune the offensive line, and four years later, the Giants need four new starters on their five-man line-up entering 2022. Only left tackle Andrew Thomas is eligible to start in the NFL.

judges Persistent QB Stealth The Giants’ backing against their own goal line produced a ridiculous sequence in the second quarter, no doubt about it. But Fromm was passing dribbling over the feet of the open receiver one minute and throwing a pick-6 in his field the next.

For a long time, the Giants’ biggest problem has been who’s playing for them, not who’s coaching those players—even if the coach has a lot to learn and improve.

The firing judge would be saying that someone could have benefited more from this team. Quick reminder, the Giants’ records for the past five seasons were 3-13, 5-11, 4-12, 6-10 and 4-13.

They’ve been terrible for a long time. And while Gettleman fails, Mara and Tisch don’t get to use their GM as a shield.

The ownership decision-making has made the Giants a laughing stock. Which is why they inadvertently walked away for a playoff berth this season instead of being patient with the long-term rebuilding judge who was sold to them in January 2020.

Judge said, in fact, they learned more about what not to do as a club in their second season.

“Last year there were many things that I learned how to work, how to work,” he said. “Maybe this year I learned a few things not to do, to be honest with you. There were some things I was involved in, some that I saw… Sometimes the more valuable lesson you learn is the one that You can’t let that happen again.”

Saxon Barkley reiterated players’ support for their coach postgame, pointing to an article in the Daily News that ran on Sunday citing multiple team leaders. their faith in the judge,

“I have spoken in the past [about] That’s how I feel about the judge,” Barkley said. “I think a lot of people came on the team and told how they felt about the judge.”

And yet what happened on Monday morning on Sunday night, no one could say for sure.