Joe Judge puts Giants disaster on himself

Joe Judge was introduced right here to scrub up anyone else’s mess. Now we get to see if he can clear up his personal.

“I’m the head coach. It’s my responsibility. Point blank. Every player on this field, every position group, the execution, it all comes down to me,” Judge stated on Thursday.

“The fish stinks from the head down. “I’ve been taught that by great guys I’ve worked for and played for. There is no excuses, no exceptions. You demand of your coaches to make sure your players are playing the right way, you demand of your players to know what to do and they have to go out there and do it. But it starts with me and ends with me.”

You both climate storms, particularly on this market, particularly when the fan base is disenchanted, disillusioned and disgusted with the sham product they’ve been paying for with their hard-earned {dollars} and eternal loyalty, or you don’t.

As adept as he’s from shielding himself and his gamers from the raging exterior noise, Judge is loads conscious sufficient to acknowledge that the honeymoon with Giants followers is over for him and his crew.

They watch their depleted Giants, for so long as they will, till they will’t bear to observe them any longer and head for the Turnpike, or for the GW Bridge, the place they will in all probability nonetheless hear the boobirds venting.

They watch their depleted Giants appear to be guppyweights within the ring with heavyweights and groan:


Judge, as a rookie head coach, confirmed John Mara that he was the proper man for the job, the CEO and chief that he had been trying to find since Tom Coughlin left the constructing.

Now Judge has to remind him, and the devoted, that he’s the proper man for the job. 

Joe Judge on the sidelines throughout the Giants’ sport towards the Cowboys
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His gamers profess love for him within the meeting rooms and on the apply area – simply not on sport day. Which in the end is the one approach to hold rating.

What Mara thought, what Giants followers thought – what I assumed – was that this crew had sufficient expertise to morph from pretender to contender so long as Daniel Jones took the subsequent step.


And now? A 1-5 laughingstock strangulated by a Losing Syndrome and embarrassing those that got here earlier than?


So now we get to see how certified Judge is at disaster administration – paradoxically towards the opposite coach that intrigued the Giants in Panthers coach Matt Rhule.

No one who lives and dies with this crew needs to listen to about all of the accidents. Not after a complete decade and not using a playoff win. Not when the 2021 Giants have damaged Judge’s Day 1 promise to area a blue-collar crew that will characterize the robust, hard-working individuals on this space. 

But they can not and shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. 

The coaches who preceded him and adopted Coughlin would inform us they had been constructed for this, when the buzzards started circling over their heads and the jackals had been pounding on the door. Turns out they weren’t constructed for this.

Judge can nonetheless show that he’s constructed for this.

Special groups coordinator Thomas McGaughey: “Joe’s our leader. We all look to our leader for strength, he’s done a helluva job I think of keeping the team moving forward. One thing as special teams coaches you understand is the only constant that we have in this league is change, and it’s always changing, so you’ve gotta be able to adjust to the change – positive, negative, you gotta be able to adjust to it. And Joe’s a tough guy. Joe’s mentally tough, and he’s doing a great job with our team as far as the leadership part of it, moving forward, staying focused on the task at hand and that’s to win today. You don’t have a chance on Sunday if you don’t win today.”

Joe Judge talks to his gamers towards the Rams
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Defensive coordinator Pat Graham: “The emotional consistency, the emotional stamina to be the same every day. That’s why he’s a good leader. Whether we win, lose, whatever, Joe’s gonna correct us. There’s a standard he has, and if we won by three touchdowns or lost by three touchdowns, Joe is consistent in how he’s handled it, trying to improve the football team as we move through the season. The goals still remain the same – to be playing your best football once you get to Thanksgiving – obviously we gotta start winning some games. But Joe is as consistent as I’ve ever seen him, never too up, never too down.”

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett: “Not really my place to comment on Coach Judge, I think the biggest thing we all try to do when you have done tight tines is just kinda settle back in to what you need to do each day to coach your best and to play your best, and each day of preparation leads to an opportunity to play your best on Sunday. If you can get everyone focused on what we need to do right now, I think that’s what gives you the best chance, and really applies to life too. Somehow, you have to learn from your past experiences, don’t worry about what’s next … collectively as an organization, that’s what we’re trying to do, every coach, every player and Joe’s our leader’s done a really good job of that.”

Bill Parcells overcame a 3-12-1 rookie season in his second attempt at it with a No More Mr. Nice Guy persona. Coughlin’s genius as a coach was mitigated by a militaristic tyrannical method that threatened his ouster if he didn’t remodel right into a kinder, gentler Tom – in addition to present for possession a plan to get Eli Manning on the finish of his third year to the subsequent stage. 

“I just keep focused on the job and the task at hand. In anything you are doing, if you come in and try to look at everything at once and take on everything at once you are going to feel suffocated,” Judge stated.

The excellent news is Judge hasn’t flinched, he hasn’t blinked. “The only time you really feel any kind of pressure or nerves (is) when you’re unprepared,” he says.

Judge him from this level on. He deserves as a lot. Still time to Say It IS JOE. 

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