New York Giants attack coordinator Jason Jarrett
East Rutherford, New Jersey – In an effort to provoke a poor attack as the season teeters on the brink of fiasco, the New York Giants sack offensive coordinator Jason Jarrett after a shocking performance in a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Coach Joe Judge confirmed Jarrett’s dismissal on Tuesday, stating that the offense did not score enough points.
“This is not a blame game,” the judge said. “That’s not what this is at all. I’m not looking for a head to spin around or worrying about outside opinions or perceptions. This isn’t a blame game. I really appreciate Jason for so many things he’s done for us.”
The judge said the coaching staff would unite to create an offensive game plan for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. He declined to say who would call the plays, stating that each member of the cast is a choice, including himself.
Former Cleveland Browns coach and current assistant attacking assistant Freddy Kitchens have experience and have called for plays.
The Giants (3-7) were embarrassed Monday night, dropping their 30-10 decision to the Bucs. After the match, the judge said the team had too many good players to score, indicating that changes are coming.
The judge said the move to fire Jarrett was not a straightforward decision. He indicated that he is equally responsible for the offensive failures because he is the main coach.
“There was no boiling point,” the judge said. “It was just a step we feel we have to take at this point to help the team move forward.”
While he was disappointed with the decision, Jarrett said the results were not what he wanted. He thanked the administration for the opportunity to work, the technical staff and the players for their professionalism and struggle.
“One of the things that motivated me to accept this position was the opportunity to help rebuild the Giants at a competitive team,” Garrett said in a statement released by the team. We knew there would be many challenges. My expectations for our crime were much greater than our results were, and I take full responsibility for that.”
The judge was appointed by the Giants in early January 2020. One of his first moves was to appoint Garrett, who was left by the Cowboys after 10 seasons as their head coach.
New York scored 189 points this season. He struggled in the red and in five of his seven losses he collected 65 points.
The Giants finished with 215 yards on Monday night, the second-lowest total in the 26-game judging era. They gained 159 yards in a loss to Arizona on December 13, 2020. Only one of the Giants’ 54 offensive plays was gained over 16 yards against Tampa Bay.
The Giants’ first 15 defeats of the season were the lowest and lowest since they lost 14 to Cleveland last December 20. They have lost 31 first defeats in their last two games, including 16 in the win over Las Vegas on November 7.
New York rushed for 66 yards, the second lowest total of the season. The Giants ran for 60 yards in their season-opening loss to Denver. The 24:21 New York possession time was a season short.
Crime has been devastated by injuries, particularly on the goal line. Midfielder Nick Gates (broken tibia) and left goalkeeper Shane Lemieux (knee) have played two matches and one in a row. Notable left tackle Andrew Thomas has missed matches with foot and ankle injuries, goalkeeper Will Hernandez and Nate Solder on the right flank this season, a new side for them.
This led to malfunctions and forced quarterback Daniel Jones to run more than he wanted to.
Judge hopes the change will help players achieve more success.
“There will be a lot of the same players out there and there will still be elements of the rules of the game that we’re going to have there,” Judge said. “We will see if new wrinkles develop and new concepts can be included. In the end, we put the players in a position to implement, but we have to find something that gives us a chance to turn things around a little bit.”
The judge said he spoke with some of his team leaders on Tuesday, but most players got the day off.
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