I guess since Steve Tisch may only be part owner of the New York Giants—he can’t be completely clear when he is talking to the media.
But it doesn’t take a lot of reading between the lines to see the warning he was issuing to both his head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman in a recent TV interview.
Bruce Beck of WNBC-TV shared those comments on Twitter.
It’s been a very frustrating season,” Tisch said. “At the end of the season John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.”
The Giants opened the season going 0-2 with Eli Manning as the starting quarterback. Then he was benched for rookie Daniel Jones, who was a controversial No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. After two impressive wins (against bad teams), Jones started to show his rookie colors, and since then the Giants have spiraled to a 2-10 record with eight straight losses—something traced directly back to the head coach.
The offense’s issues stem first and foremost from a continued failure to build up a sustainable, talented offensive line and defensively, the Giants are an absolute wreck—two things the GM is supposed to go out and get.
Though Gettleman has made some savvy draft choices — for instance, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been superb — it’s hard to argue Gettleman has been able to provide enough pieces to field a competitive defense.
Don’t be shocked if the Giants are looking at starting from scratch at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
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