Giants Thrilled With Coach Joe Judge, But GM’s Future In Doubt

It hasn’t been the greatest of seasons for the New York Giants, but hey, they are in the playoff chase, anyway. Because of that, it appears coach Joe Judge has endeared himself to the people in charge.

According to NFL insider Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, “People in the building are ecstatic about Judge,” who has led the Giants to a 5-8 record.

It’s true that 5-8 is not exactly a reason to start making reservations for the Super Bowl, but at least the Giants seem to have some resiliency. Starting quarterback Daniel Jones has been on-again-off-again with injuries, and star running back Saquon Barkley was lost for the season after tearing his ACL in Week Two.

So there has been a lot to overcome. As it stands, the Giants are in second place in the NFC East entering Sunday’s home game vs. the Cleveland Browns, and just a game behind first-place Washington.

Prior to coming to the Giants before the season, Judge had been with the New England Patriots as special teams coach since 2012.

Meanwhile, per Pauline, things are not looking nearly as rosy for Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.

“At this point, I’m told the Giants are more comfortable getting rid of Gettleman and bringing in someone to work side by side with Joe Judge, considering the quick development of the head coach,” Pauline reported.

That said, it does appear the Giants will see how the rest of the season goes before making a call on their GM.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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