The Giants failed in more ways than Joe Judge.
That referee is gone, the next team has dropped a few lines in the media guide, this young man is a by-product of the terrible hand he used, rather than the failures first revealed as head coach.
To be more precise, there were setbacks. When trying to mitigate cases, the judge may be a bulldozer. His business relationship with general manager Dave Getlman has deteriorated over the past season, with both being innocent.
The referee hasn’t helped himself on a number of fronts this season and has been a bit restrained when he needs to stay as strong as possible. If the as-yet-unproven young man plays 4-13 in No. 2 and his team wins the last six games 163-56 (all without his main defender), he will turn the game days into a three-hour torture session. , there is no strong work to be done in a year No 3. But there is a work.
The judge’s perception and the judge’s truth are not the same. The rude image instigated by the unfounded “Timmy Tough Nuts” label is not entirely close to who the Judge was as a person and as a head coach.
He never touched his players in public. Do you think he had some thoughts on the state of his offensive line and he wanted to share after those ridiculously weak offensive performances? There was a word of mouth from the referee and those liners knew he had a back.
Judge Bill Belichick was not a facsimile. He invited the small media staff that covered the Giants during a joint rehearsal with the Browns to a meeting after dinner at a hotel suite in Cleveland. The judge held a “chalk talk” in the media at the time of the collective building, went to the board and explained the subtleties of his attack and defense. While the Giants were training at the University of Arizona in December, he hosted a dinner for the media in Tucson. It was far from Belichick-ian.
The judge was not at fault when he arrived in the third year of Gettleman’s decision, reading a slide that significantly weakened the list. Some of the giants referees worked so hard on their players that his team could never be healthy, so he had to train only once a week. What is obvious and needs to be investigated is why the return of injured players takes longer than the expected recovery time.
Co-author John Mara promised patience. The judge told him it would not be resolved quickly. Of course, it was difficult to convince the judge over and over again that there was progress behind the scenes. Of course, his mantra of “a lot going in the right direction” after his 20-9 defeat in Miami seemed insane. Keep in mind, however, that the judge was told he had time to build from scratch, and he certainly believed that time was not limited to two years or more.
It wasn’t fair to fire the referee after two seasons, but it wasn’t fair to keep the referee and hang that decision on a new person in charge of football operations for the CEO’s search process. As usual, the goodness of the team outweighed the goodness of the individual, and the judge was a collateral loss.
Mara, having this last experience, had to slow down her straight walk to walk down the hallway once every two years to fire the head coach. He said telling the judge that he was being fired was “heartbreaking.” Perhaps the judge should have told his wife, and especially their four children, that they would stay in New Jersey for two years, make new friends, adapt to new schools, and hand over clothes for the Patriots. ‘rigan not. The giants are all over and done with.
The referee crushes the coaching staff and players, and that can be very difficult. When the offense was established, he tried to hold things by micro-controlling that side of the ball, but there were too many holes to plug. The list was bloody and needed to be strengthened, but the Giants resisted the salary limit so tightly that they couldn’t bring any help, leading to frustration among the coaching staff.
“Joe is a good friend,” said one of the assistant coaches. “He solved it as well as he could.”
Judge Joe was flawed, but not as flawed as what was happening around him. He was 38 when he was hired and 40 when he was told to leave. The Giants said they knew he had growing pains, but they didn’t give him enough time to grow.