It’s been a while since I last wrote about the New York Giants, and that was for good reason. The reason of course was because the Giants suck and there wasn’t much more to say about them this season. However, Giants fans finally have something to celebrate as the team has finally fired coach Joe Judge a day after general manager Dave Gettleman retired.
The Giants made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon, reassuring everyone that the owners weren’t going to leave the decision up to whoever they end up hiring for the general manager decision. Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch made the right decision, it was well past time to cut ties with Judge. In the two seasons that he was the coach, Judge posted a lackluster 10-23 record, which includes the embarrassing 4-13 record season the Giants just completed. A season that ended with the G-men going on a six-game losing streak as the offense did essentially nothing with quarterback Daniel Jones out with a neck injury.
This makes the fifth straight season that the Giants had double-digit losses, which is kind of impressive, but not for any good reasons. Since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012, the team has only made the playoffs once. Mara said he met with Judge on Monday and Tuesday, informing him of the decision in the second meeting.
“I said before the season started that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season. Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision,” Mara said.