Earlier this week, the New York Giants fired coach Joe Judge after his two losing seasons with the team. The move came one day after general manager Dave Gettleman retired after four seasons on the job.
Judge went viral twice this week, once for being fired and the other for being spotted bringing in a ton of pizza and drinks into his home after getting let go from his position.
One day later, Judge expressed his gratitude to the Giants, their fanbase, his players and coaches in a statement released to NorthJersey.com’s Art Stapleton.
“As I reflect on my tenure with the Giants, I want to express how truly grateful I am for the opportunity to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge said. “Thank you to the Mara and Tisch families, to the organization and incredible support staff and to the fans — proud, loyal fans who rival any fanbase in sports with their passion and devotion. It was a privilege to represent these people during the past two years. Thank you for showing up week-in and week-out to support our team.”
Full statement below:
Judge, a first-time head coach, went 10-23 in his two years. The 40-year-old appeared safe until late in the season, when the Giants started spiraling out of control after losing quarterback Daniel Jones to injury.
His final year produced an animated 11-minute ramble after a loss to the Chicago Bears and and running back-to-back quarterback sneaks from inside their own 5-yard line on second and third downs during Sunday’s 22-7 loss to the Washington Football Team.
The Giants have not had a winning record since 2016, which was also the last time they qualified for the postseason. An actual postseason win hasn’t come since 2011, when the franchise won the Super Bowl.
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