Empty seats should have been screaming out of their lungs at the Giants’ property about the deplorable state of the franchise and the head coach who just finished giving them and their fans a spectacle of clowns of a season.
On a gray, gloomy day in a place that has turned into MetLibrary Stadium – interrupted four times by cheers from the Bronx for an obscure offensive tackle named Korey Cunningham heralded as eligible and the birds mandatory for a clown show offense, and … A 22-yard touchdown pass from Jake Fromm to Darius Slayton – the winds of change and outrage roared in the direction of John Mara and Steve Tisch.
There will be a new GM to replace Dave Gettleman, and this new GM should have the power to hire his own head coach.
Joe has to go.
It wasn’t Steve Cohen’s Mets, nor that Julius Randle giving Joe Judge the ole thumbs down on Sunday.
If they’re the ones who hire and fire for the New York Soccer Giants, then the judge’s key card won’t work for the foreseeable future.
He was lucky that so many Giants fans stayed away from Washington 22, Giants 7 … although there was one fan speaking for many of them who carried a brown paper bag on the head with the words Joe Judge Fan Club written on it with an empty medium Pepsi bottle attached.
The jury’s verdict on the judge: Guilty.
Guilty in the court of public opinion.
Joe has to go.
“At the end of the day, it’s not good enough,” Judge said.
“The fans deserve better.”
You are who your record says you are, not who the head coach says you are. Or maybe someday.
The Giants have 4-13, and the judge’s case to keep his job could be crystallized in an incomprehensible series in which Jake Fromm led a keeper on second and 11 from the 3-yard line of the Victory formation and to again on the third. and-9.
That’s what Judge said two January ago when Mara and Tisch were watching him and fantasizing about young Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin:
“What I’m talking about is an old-fashioned physical mentality. We are going to put a product on the ground that the people of this city and this region can be proud of because this team will represent this region. We will play fast, we will play downhill, we will play aggressive. We’ll punch you in the nose for 60 minutes.
Here’s what he said after the bitter end:
“We were going to make room for the punt.”
While most of the rest of the league drives a Tesla, the Giants have been driving a broken Edsel for ages. Or a horse and a Big Blue buggy.
Boobirds aren’t the barometer of ownership as much as apathy is for a team that has inexcusably lost their last six games and finished 4-13.
“The crowd is our customers,” said the late Wellington Mara at the end of the 2003 season. “When they go it’s the same as someone calling or writing and saying you don’t. what I want you to do… the message is crisp and clear. All that tells me is that we need to improve the product.
There has been a disturbing mismatch between what the judge insists he sees in the locker rooms and boardrooms and on the training ground Monday through Saturday and what Giants fans fear during the day. Match.
You’re not telling us it’s not a clown show organization, you’re showing us.
The fan base for the most part is mad as hell and can’t take it anymore. And who can blame them?
The part Judge got long before his infamous 11-minute rant was, “We have to get it right. It is a production company.
Judge’s production activity after two seasons stands at 10-23. Who said: “Winning isn’t everything, but it’s the only thing? ”
The judge happens to be a source of knowledge about football. A sharp soccer guy. By the end of the 2020 season, the Giants were convinced he was the CEO and leader they had craved since the end of the Coughlin era. Mara, until mid-season, continued to believe he was the right coach. Gettleman believed Judge would get more from his young draft picks than Pat Shurmur. Protected Nick Saban and Bill Belichick and all that.
But the culture, oh this culture: there was no fighting on the sidelines of the Giants. Not one. And Judge was too busy to answer calls or texts from former Giants players begging him to come back.
Whatever he sold, either the players did not buy, or the coaches hired by Judge were not the teachers he had promised to hire … before firing OL coach Marc Colombo la last season and the OC Jason Garrett this season.
Once Daniel Jones falls, there is an argument the judge can make that he essentially had a hand tied behind his back. But the blatant lack of competitiveness is unacceptable. How is it possible that $ 72 million man Kenny Golladay failed to nab a TD pass?
“This year some of the things I’ve learned are probably more what not to do,” Judge said. “You touch that hotplate, you find out it’s hot, are you going to touch that thing again?” ”
He spoke about his path in the job two years ago. What can he say to the owners now to keep him? How can they sell it to the paying public now? Is he the only one seeing progress?
“It’s always a hard landing except for a team,” Judge said.
But some forced landings are worse than others. The Giants’ last four crash landings translate to 22 wins versus 59 losses, and there is some degree of collateral damage he is paying for now. But Judge was hired to guide the giants in the right direction. Too many Giants fans have lost confidence in him. Are crazy as hell and can’t take it anymore. And who can blame them?
Broken team. Broken promises.
Joe has to go.