Given all of the chaos that unfolded in the National Football League this year — from Antonio Brown to the Cleveland Browns haphazardness to the apparent beginning of Tom Brady’s end — it can be lost under the radar that the New York Giants, one of the league’s premier and most historic franchises, had a downright dogshit season.
Despite having one of the most potent offensive weapons in the league in Saquon Barkley, the Giants were only able to muster four wins behind rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, which ultimately led to the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur, who was in just his second year with the team.
After firing Shurmur, the New York Giants hired relatively unknown Patriots’ special teams’ coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Judge as their new head coach. As a new head coach does, Judge began filling out his coaching staff, hiring none other than former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as the team’s offensive coordinator. Naturally, both Giants fans and the internet at large had some opinions.
The Giants accumulation of memeable coaches didn’t end there, though, as it was reported last night that former one-and-done Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens will be joining the G-Men’s staff in an undisclosed role.
Sure, it’s easy to poke fun at the Giants, but the fact is that both Garrett and Kitchens — while maybe not competent head coaches — are certainly qualified football minds that may actually benefit from not being in the spotlight anymore.
OR, they continue to be the butt of football fans’ jokes. Either way.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him email@example.com