Giants’ Judge: ‘This ain’t some clown show organization’

The 2021 season for the New York Giants has been a complete disaster, and the season continued to go downhill as they were blown out by the Bears 29-3 at Soldier Field Sunday.

The loss was the Giants’ fifth in a row and dropped their record to 4-12. They have been outscored during the losing streak, 141-49, and all five losses have been by double digits.

The Giants’ offense was completely inept against the Bears, and three points were the fewest scored by the Giants in Joe Judge’s two seasons as coach. In addition, the Giants did not score a touchdown for the third time this season and the third time in their last five games.

Giants quarterback Mike Glennon threw only 11 passes. He completed four for 24 yards with two interceptions. Glennon was sacked four times for losses totaling 34 yards, so the Giants finished with minus-10 net passing yards, which the Elias Sports Bureau said was the lowest in franchise history. 

After the game, Judge was not very happy, but he defended the Giants’ organization; he believes the team is still headed in the right direction.

“This ain’t a team that’s having fistfights on the sidelines,” Judge said. “This ain’t some clown show organization or something else, OK? You talk about the foundation built; you talk about the things that — the toughest thing to change in a team, the toughest thing to change in a club, is the way people think. You understand that? That’s the toughest thing.

“You can get new players; you can have them in your damn locker room all you want. You have to change how people think. You change how they f—ing — pardon my language — believe in what you’re doing. And they gotta trust the process. And that’s a lot easier said than done when they’re looking up right now, and you got one game left, and the most games you’re going to win is five this season, OK? But I guarantee you this: Those men are going to walk in on Wednesday and be ready to roll. We’re going to practice hard on Wednesday; we’re going to practice hard on Thursday, we’re going to practice hard on Friday, OK? We’re going to play for each other on the field next week.”

New York has to be better, but it’s not all on Judge. However, as the coach, he will get a lot of the blame. Judge inherited QB Daniel Jones, and GM Dave Gettleman has not improved the offensive line. The front office will probably look different next season, which could mean the GM might want his own coach. 

The offseason should be interesting for New York, but more than likely, Judge will probably get a third season to turn this franchise around. 

New York will end their season at home next week against 6-10 Washington:

Watch below as Judge talks loss to Bears, and team:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giants’ Judge: ‘You’re not going to win a lot of games in this league with four turnovers’

For the fifth straight season, the New York Giants(4-10) have lost 10 or more games as they fell to the Dallas Cowboys 21-6 at MetLife Stadium Sunday.

With the loss, the Giants have lost three straight and four out of their last five.

The Cowboys(10-4) forced four turnovers, which led to 15 points.

“You’re not going to win a lot of games in this league with four turnovers,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said after the game. “That’s obviously something we preach and work on consistently. We’ve got to make sure that we eliminate the turnovers. Too many penalties today. Obviously, a lot of things we have to improve on as a team. The focus and the goal is the same as it always is; make adjustments now, come back in and be a better team than we were today to have success this week.”

Giants QB Mike Glennon was not very good Sunday. He completed 13 of 24 passes for 99 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions. Ultimately, he would get pulled in the fourth quarter.

Judge explained why he pulled Glennon and went with Jake Fromm.

“We got to a point in the game where I wanted to see what Jake(Fromm) could do, point blank,” Judge said. “We weren’t doing enough moving the ball otherwise, so I wanted to make sure I had the chance to see Jake, and that will obviously open up a conversation about what we’re going to do this week. We’ll talk about it as a staff, and we’ll make the best decision for the team.”

Fromm, who made his NFL debut Sunday, gave New York a spark, and if Jones is still out, the New York should probably go with Fromm. 

The Giants got more bad news on the injury front as they lost wideout Sterling Shepard to a torn Achilles late in the fourth. Saquon Barkley, who finished with 50 yards rushing Sunday but lost a fumble, discussed Shepard’s injury.

“It’s definitely tough,” Barkley said. “He’s a spark to this team; he’s a leader of this team. Just the energy that he brings every single day on the field and off the field. Anytime you see a guy go down, it’s a sad thing. One thing I know about Shep, he’s a fighter, so it’s a setback, but I know he’s going to attack this rehab.”

Next week, New York heads to Philadelphia to battle the Eagles. 

 

 

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Jags’ Marrone talks decision to go with Glennon over Minshew against Colts

An NFL season can be very long and can be even longer when you’re not very good, which is the position the Jacksonville Jaguars are in right now. Jacksonville won their first game of the season against the team they conclude the season with, the Indianapolis Colts. 

In that game against the Colts, Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew played his best game of the season. The second-year quarterback was 19-20 for 173 yards and three touchdowns. After defeating the Colts in Week 1, it’s been all downhill. Jacksonville(1-14) has lost 14 straight games, including last week’s 41-17 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears. 

Last week, Jacksonville did not name a starting quarterback against the Bears until Saturday afternoon, which was Mike Glennon. This week, Marrone decided a little sooner and will go with Glennon over Minshew against Indianapolis. Against the Bears, Glennon threw for 211 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

On Wednesday, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone explained why he choose Glennon over Minshew.

“We just feel like it gives us a good chance [to win], and we can operate and see where it goes,” Marrone said. “Honestly, I don’t think any one decision on the quarterback, or any other position, is really going to move the needle one way or the other. If it did, then obviously we would make it, but we don’t feel that way. Let’s go in there, and let’s try to take advantage of some things.”

Marrone is right. When you are the Jaguars, it doesn’t matter what you do at this point of the season. You are what you are, and the Jaguars are not a good football team. A change will come in Jacksonville at season’s end, and hopefully, for the franchise, better days are ahead. 

 

Jaguars name Mike Glennon the starter against Bears, Robinson is out

The Jaguars(1-13) made it official and will start QB Mike Glennon against the visiting Bears on Sunday, the team announced on Saturday.

Glennon, 31, started three games for Jacksonville this season before he was replaced by Garnder Minshew against the Titans, and ultimately, Minshew was named the starting QB last week in the team’s 40-14 loss to Baltimore.

Also, the Jaguars downgraded RB James Robinson to OUT with an ankle injury.

In other moves, RB Craig Reynolds and FB Bruce Miller have been elevated to the active/inactive list for tomorrow’s game via standard practice squad elevation, and the team placed CB Sidney Jones IV on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

Marrone thinks Glennon gives Jacksonville the best chance to win

Last month, Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew was cleared to return to the field after dealing with a thumb injury. Minshew injured his thumb against the Texans in Week 5 but hid it from the team until after their loss to the Chargers in Week 7. 

The second-year quarterback has not been on the field since.

“It’s so frustrating,” Minshew told ESPN’s Mike DiRocco. “I pretty much went and begged before the Cleveland game to be able to play. It sucks, you know, There’s no way around it.

Rookie quarterback Jake Luton started three games during Minshew’s absence; Mike Glennon would start the next two, including the team’s 27-24 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

On Monday, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone addressed Minshew’s situation, and according to Marrone, whose team host the Titans on Sunday, the 30-year-old Glennon gives Jacksonville the best chance to win.

“We talked today, and just like I told him, I just want to see more at practice,” Marrone said. “I think he’s working on his volume and the amount of throws and all of that. He’s obviously cleared medically, but still, you want to be able to see those things on the practice field. I just think right now, in practice, Mike [Glennon] is throwing better and giving us the best chance to win. I don’t think Gardner [Minshew II] ‘s 100 percent as far as his workload, and that’s always [of] concern to me. I’m trying to understand it, and we’re both trying to work through it.” 

During this time, according to Marrone, he and Minshew have been in constant communication.

 “We’ve been having a lot of conversations, so it’s not a problem at all,” Marrone said. “I mean whatever he feels he can do, what’s best for the team, he’ll do. He’s said that quite a bit, so I don’t see a problem there. The communication’s been fine. I think everything’s been upfront, everything’s been talked about, so I feel comfortable with that. I think he’s trying to do everything he can to get himself back to a point where he feels comfortable, and his workload is right.”

Minshew wants to prove that he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL, so you can understand his desire to want to get back on the field, but with only four games left, there is a chance that he does not play another down this season, especially if Glennon plays well. 

However, the Jaguars(1-11) are on an 11-game losing streak, and they will have a hard time winning another game, so we will probably see Minshew at some point again in the next four games. In seven games, the 24-year-old Minshew threw 1855 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions, so his numbers aren’t bad. 

However, there’s a good chance that Minshew won’t be in Jacksonville next season. At this point, Jacksonville has the second-worst record in football, and if things go their way, maybe the Jaguars will be in line to draft Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence or even Ohio State’s Justin Fields. 

Next season, the Jaguars will have a new GM after firing Dave Caldwell last month, probably a new coach, and probably a new quarterback. 

Changes are coming in Jacksonville.