A 4-13 record in the 2021 NFL season saw the New York Giants miss out on the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years. While Giants fans are frustrated by their team's latest showing, so is team co-owner John Mara.
Mara spoke with reporters on Wednesday about the team's dismissal of Joe Judge — New York's fourth head coach since 2016. He didn't mince his words describing the state of the Giants, saying that he's never been more embarrassed by the franchise.
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Mara didn't stop there. While the Giants faced plenty of lows this season, he said that he was surprised by how the team kept finding new ways to hit 'rock bottom.'
"We just got to a point where I thought we had dug ourselves a hole so deep that I didn't see a clear path to getting out of it unless we completely blew it up."- John Mara
General manager Dave Gettleman retired earlier this week, leaving Mara to find both a new GM and head coach this offseason. Nevertheless, he did say that finding stability is one of his goals when he considers candidates.
Regardless of who Mara goes with, it's evident that big changes are needed. The Giants have finished with a sub-.500 record in eight of the last 10 seasons since winning their last Super Bowl.
Only time will tell who Mara choose to man the Giants' ship going forward. It'll be interesting to see how fast he figures things out, with the 2022 NFL Draft coming up in just over three months.
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