New York Giants Fans Want Garrett Fired

When the 2021 season started for the New York Giants, fans of Big Blue were full of optimism and hope.  Many fans thought that if Saquon Barkley returned to form, it would lead to a successful Giants season. This season’s success for the Giants is tied to how Saquon bounces back from his ACL injury and what Daniel Jones would provide as their quarterback.  

If you had told fans that Barkley would play the first three games and have 190 yards from scrimmage and a TD, would they be happy with that?  Most would be unimpressed.  If you told fans that Daniel Jones would average 260 yards passing and better than 50 yards rushing a game, would they be happy with that?  Fans would see that as a step forward in the quarterback’s growth.  If you had told fans that the offensive would be 26th in sacks allowed, would fans consider this an improvement from 2020?  Since there was no place to go but up from 2020, I think they would!

On paper, it looks like Jones is having a good start to the season.  Jones has three fumbles, only one lost, and zero interceptions, along with four total touchdowns with his 300+ yards of offense a game. In addition, the offensive line has performed well enough to keep the Giants in each of the first three games. So could the issue be with the “great Giants defense”?  

The defensive unit for New York has allowed better than 75% of passes to be completed.  The secondary has been the weakness of this group, much like the start of the 2020 season.  In weeks two and three, the defense allowed the opposing team to march down the field to kick the winning field goal.  There is nothing more frustrating for a football fan than losing to a field goal as time expires.

Even John Mara was frustrated as he showed a bit of emotion when he kicked a trash can on his way out of the stadium.  Sorry to say this, but it’s mostly his fault!  The hiring of Gettleman seems to look more and more like a mistake.  Joe Judge’s inability to close out these close games is leading to way too many losses. Finally, let’s not forget the scouting and player personnel teams responsible for poor draft picks in early rounds.  

Fans are furious that this Giants team started 0-3 this season.  Evan Engram was pretty much booed off the field as he had a fumble and continued to drop critical 3rd down passes.  Fans also think it’s time to clean house, and a complete overhaul of the GM, scouting, player personnel, and maybe even coaching.  

Many may have liked Joe Judge’s attitude and grit, but it seems like he could not build on the late-season success from 2020. Jason Garrett and fan-favorite Patrick Graham have been responsible for the play-calling on offense and defense. Unfortunately, neither coach has been able to find a way to seal a victory in these last two games.  Many fans want Garrett out as offensive coordinator, but it’s doubtful the Giants make a change mid-season.

In the next three games, the Giants face the Saints, Cowboys, and the Rams.  They have the hardest strength of schedule remaining in the NFL. It’s looking like a long season as losses begin to pile up for fans of Big Blue.

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8 Responses

  1. Sometimes a team is better than their record. That being said, they definitely need to tighten up the defense! Certainly have to make those last minute stops before the other team is in field goal range! If you can’t stop them from scoring, you need an offense that is firing on all cylinders. The Giants are not…yet. Jones needs help around him!

  2. Overall you can see Daniel Jones doing better and and actually the offensive line looks better than last year even though it’s full of injuries going to weak for it’s been a very interesting because of the fact that they lost so many wide receivers and their leader on defense which now has 2 defensive captain’s out. Although some people may consider this a lost season already then already if there was a little bit better clock management in week 2 and they burned more time off the clock then they would have won that game and in week 3 they lost again by a last 2nd field goal due to the fact that beneath the defense was very vanilla in their schemes. Barkley is working his way back in and it may be a slow start but it doesn’t mean in week 5 or 6 he won’t have a 150 or 200 yd game. Daniel Jones looks improved. The defense from last year that kept him in most games is actually not keeping him any games.

    1. The issue is the schedule only gets harder from this point forward. They may luck themselves in a couple of wins, but I do not see them with more than 4 wins. That’s simply not going to cut it.

  3. Let’s start with the real problem. They hired a wide-receivers coach for a team that had poor receivers to be their Head-coach. The guy wasn’t even a coordinator. Nothing against position coaches but he’s proving that was too big a jump for him. Then factor in the poor track record for New England assistants along with Garrett who was mediocre at best in Dallas and you have exactly what everyone should have expected.

    The Giants failed in their choice of a head-coach and it shows all the way down the line to the development and performance of the team.

    1. I completely agree that Joe Judge was a big jump from his previous coaching positions. The issue is the coaching inside the last 5 mins of the half or game. Their plan hasn’t been working and they have not moved off it.

  4. At this point, we should be talking to Eric Bieniemy through back channels, smoke signals, carrier pigeon, whatever..Don’t make him keep Jones if he doesn’t want to, but I do not feel he is the problem. Ingram can kick rocks and if he actually shows his talent somewhere else, good for that team. They need to coach up all these former first round picks they are picking up off waivers. and have one of them hit. And last but not least ENOUGH WITH THE PENALTIES IN CRUCIAL SITUATIONS!!!!

  5. Jason Garrett as a Dallas Cowboy lover should’ve never been hired he had way less talent to work with in Dallas but yet that offense was way better than ours. Daniel Jones had the highest completion percentage on deep balls last year with patch work WR”s last season . Now the team signs one of the best deep threat WR”s in the league especially for contested catches ( Kenny Galladay ) & the offensive coordinator ( Jason Garrett ) can’t or won’t send in play calls to open up the offense., instead keeps the offense stagnant . I say its being done intentionally either because he wants the HC position or quietly still helping the Cowboys at the Giants expense. I call BS where I see it

    1. I was thinking that he was eyeing the head coach job as well. The Giants never fire a coach mid-season. It was only once, when McAdoo benched Eli for Jeno Smith.

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