Joe Judge Sounds Like He's Done With Jason Garrett
By Larry Rupp
It's fair to say that the New York Giants have struggled to find their offensive identity throughout the first 11 weeks of the 2021-22 NFL season. They rank amongst the bottom 10 teams on a per-game basis in points (18.9), total yards (322.8) and first downs (19.3). The blame has to be put somewhere.
It may all be finally catching up to second-year offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Head coach Joe Judge was notably frustrated at his postgame press conference on Monday night and failed to back Garrett moving forward. He simply stated that assessments will need to be made this week.
Judge's lack of confidence is a change of pace from his usual answers regarding Garrett's job. He has been quick to support his play-caller in the past, even when he was met with criticism. Things seem to be trending in the wrong direction here as the Giants' cannot get anything going on offense.
"We’ve got to do a better job of scoring points. I know that sounds pretty obvious and to the point, but I want to keep it blunt right there: We’ve got to do a better job of putting our players in position to make plays."- Joe Judge on Giants' offense
This shouldn't come as a major surprise given the lack of big plays and sustained drives. For example, quarterback Daniel Jones has tossed just 20 touchdown passes in 24 games called by Garrett, Meanwhile, he threw 24 touchdowns in 13 games with Pat Shurmur calling plays in his rookie season.
Keep in mind this fan base has seen the Giants make the playoffs just once since they won the Super Bowl back in 2011. Frustration is warranted all around. This is an offense filled with proven talents including a pair of Pro Bowl players in running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
All things considered, changes appear to be on the horizon regarding the Giants' coaching staff, which makes this a storyline to keep an eye on throughout the rest of the week.
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