New York Giants Fire Coach Joe Judge

The New York Giants fired Coach Joe Judge a day after general manager Dave Gettleman retired. There was speculation that Gettleman and others would hire a new general manager who would decide Judge’s fate.

Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said they felt it was best for the Giants to move in another direction after five straight seasons of double-digit losses.

There was no doubt the Giants played hard under Judge. They never gave up. They just didn’t win enough, especially this season which was marked by at least a dozen season-ending injuries. The Giants did not seem to be one under Judge’s leadership. Judge demanded his players comply with the rules. Everything had to go his way.

The Giants have already put together a list of nine GM candidates they plan to interview.