Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett first to be fired by Giants, more could follow

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Is the start of changes for the Giants coming from the man?

Jeff Saturday and Dianna Russini are reacting to the Giants' decision to fire their offensive coordinator. The song is titled "1:18."

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The New York Giants coach Joe Judge couldn't take it anymore after Monday night's 30-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was fed up with the offense which had failed to get the ball to its players in space and perform the most basic of services, like score points.

The Giants scored 42 offensive touchdown in 26 games, the lowest of any team since the start of last season. On Tuesday, after Judge was critical of him following the loss to the Bucs, it ultimately got him fired.

Another disappointing season has led to the fall of the first major piece. He's not likely to be the last.

Dave Gettleman needs to keep his key card with him on his scouting trip. There might not be a new one when he returns. Since he was hired to replace Jerry Reese, he has a 18-40 record.

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The scouting staff should be on notice as well. It should be obvious when it watches the offensive line and the rest of the roster.

Even Judge, with Gettleman's dismissal all but a formality at this pace, better be careful. Judge's job security may have been improved by Tuesday's removal of some of the built-in shelter.

The spotlight on the Giants' coach becomes brighter with the departure of Garrett. At some point Judge needs to start winning, because this isn't good enough, and his job doesn't seem to be in jeopardy at the moment.

The judge didn't take this into account when he fired him.

He said he doesn't worry about perception on the outside. When you're in a leadership position, you don't have to worry about whether a decision is popular or unpopular.

You have to make the right decision.

This move is hard to argue against. The team's lack of offensive success, which seems destined to be another season out of the playoffs, was growing frustrated by the team's biggest stars.

The Giants had a running back and a left tackle in the game. Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney were the healthiest they had been in a long time. They managed just 215 total yards against a defense that had struggled recently.

Sources say that it was the final straw for Garrett, who seemed to be losing influence in recent weeks.


Stephen A. Smith was upset with the Giants after their loss.

"I don't think we're scoring enough points," Judge said. "My job as the head coach is to give our players the chance to play and make plays."

Daniel Jones is at the top of that list. He is in Year 3 of his progression. The excuse that the offense is holding him back is gone. Judge said the Giants will use a collaborative effort to fill the role. Freddie Kitchens is expected to be involved in the playcalling, according to a source. Judge implied that he could possibly be involved in the play.

Maybe this is the answer. Jones threw 24 touchdown passes in his 12 games as a rookies. He threw 20 in 24 games. Despite the offensive line troubles, there is still confidence in the building surrounding the quarterback.

Jones said after Monday's loss that they have good players at spots and they need to get them the ball. It falls on me to do that. We had opportunities. There were opportunities. I need to find those guys better.

It's no surprise that the experiment was a failure. He and Judge seemed to be in an arranged marriage.

Since the start of the 2020 season, the Giants' offense has been among the league's worst.

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After spending time with the organization from 2000 to 2003 as a player, the co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch were very fond of him. They respected him as a coach when he was with the Dallas Cowboys. Judge was suggested to meet with the Giants' coach.

The meeting apparently went well and Judge agreed, despite not being a part of Judge's work circle and not having called plays in years.

Judge said Tuesday that he hires the staff simply because he is the owner.

It didn't matter. He seemed to be on the wrong side of things. His fate seemed inevitable after the departures of two of his former assistants in Dallas: offensive line coach, who was fired after an altercation with Judge last season, and assistant running backs coach, who was not brought back this season.

Sources say that the Giants considered firing Garrett. The Giants gave it one more try because of the relationship with Jones. The Giants are 25th in the NFL in scoring at 18.9 points per game.

There were signs last week that the relationship was nearing an end, and one of them was the comments made by the offensive line coach, who noted that the unit was in the early stages of a rebuild.

The Giants' rebuild will continue even without him.