This call to play can bring Giants fans the great blues.
The Giants are fast moving into a 4-13 season, and a couple of play calls on Sunday perfectly epitomize the radical, hilarious ineptitude of New York’s offensive and
With a 3-0 deficit towards the end of the second quarter, the Giants began their drive deep in their own territory. On a third-and-9 from their own 4-yard line, the Giants offense dug deep into their bag of tricks and called a … quarterback sneaker?
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To make things even more hysterical, the Giants preceded their third and 9 sneakers with a second and 11 sneak – and that was followed by a false start penalty that pushed them within a few centimeters of the goal line.
Fox commentator Chris Myers put it clearly: “This is sad.”
To try to apply logic to an otherwise illogical situation, the Giants’ offense is approaching the level of ineffectiveness of the Peewee football league and they are unwilling to take risks in a close game deep in their own space to breathe.
Judge has been a lightning rod of criticism since he set foot in New York, and unfortunately for the Bill Belichick student, he doesn’t have the record, pedigree, or results of his mentor to give him the leeway necessary for a bizarre game call like this.
According to reports, owner John Mara may be ready to give Judge another chance in 2022, this time with a GM of his choice. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Giants Assistant GM Kevin Abrams could potentially be the judge’s choice.
It looks like Giants fans took this news well:
Elsewhere, NFL analyst Judge was torn up over the decision to punt before the punt:
Joe Judge trains this game like he dares to #Giants to fire him.
– Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) January 9, 2022
Is Joe Judge trying to get fired ???? Please see what the Giants just ran on the 3rd and 9th. That was hilarious. Never seen anything like it.
– Nick Wright (@getnickwright) January 9, 2022
The Giants should fire Joe Judge for this QB sneak alone. This is the most pathetic game call I can remember. Just a total surrender.
– Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) January 9, 2022
Joe Judge must try to get fired
– Damien Woody (@damienwoody) January 9, 2022
Can’t convince me Joe Judge had 2 better years in New York football than Adam Gase
– Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) January 9, 2022