After just two seasons the New York Giants have fired head coach Pat Shurmur. In a sense, this comes as a surprise given that he only got two seasons. However, he did only go 9-23, and the team didn’t seem to be making progress. So when that’s considered, this isn’t too surprising.
Giants part ways with Head Coach Pat Shurmur
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 30, 2019
Pat Shurmur Fired By the Giants
When Tom Coughlin was the head coach of the Giants, they were one of the beacons of stability. Now, this makes it two straight coaches to only last two seasons. Before Shurmur, Ben McAdoo went 11-5 his first season but followed that up with a 2-10 start before being fired.
If the Giants don’t get this hire right, they risk become being viewed in the same light as the other unstable franchises in this league.
That then begs the question, where will they turn?
There are several ways they can turn. However, the most important thing is that they hire someone who will give the franchise a direction.
Over the last couple of seasons, this franchise has had no direction.
On top of hiring someone that will give the team direction, they need to make sure someone is brought on staff that will give Daniel Jones a great chance to succeed.
That person doesn’t have to be the next head coach, but at the lest that coach needs to hire a strong offensive coordinator and someone to work with Jones. This season Jones showed flashes of being very capable, but he had turnover problems.
Those problems are something that needs to be fixed so the offense can help out a defense that is rebuilding and give Saquon Barkley a chance to make the impact he’s capable of making in more games.
A big problem with all of this could be that Dave Gettleman is still going to be in charge of the front office. As long as that is the case, it might not matter who the team hires as their coach.
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