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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – We go round and round. The New York Giants spin in their own mud and every two years they seem to find themselves standing in the same place with another head coach fired.

This time, Joe Judge was fired Tuesday after working with an insufficient roster. Meanwhile, general manager Dave Gettleman, the chef who bought the groceries and partly responsible for the deaths of Judge and his predecessor, Pat Shurmur, was allowed to retire the day before.

The Giants are caught in this vicious cycle, with their last three coaches lasting two seasons or less, and co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch are responsible. It has been one mistake after another, with many losses behind.

The Giants are the worst team in the NFL in the past five seasons with a 22-59 record. All you have to do to see what a bad franchise looks like is look in a mirror.

A 4-13 record this season led to the firing. Judge was 6-10 in 2020 as a head coach for the first time in a season that was praised by owners after the team appeared to make significant gains. Judge spoke in recent weeks about the progress made behind the scenes and being closer to respectability than the outside world believed.

Apparently the property disagreed and there was a quick turnaround.

“I said before the season started that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were heading when we played our last game of the season,” Mara said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision.”

It is not to say that Judge is not to blame for his own disappearance. If the Giants had simply lost respectable at the end of this season, he would probably still have a job. But not only were they unable to score – they surpassed 10 points once in the last six games with backup quarterbacks – they were barely able to back down to pass as a functional NFL team.

Judge also incited the masses to ramble for 11 minutes following a 29-3 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17 and turned the organization into a joke when he sneaked a back-to-back quarterback last Sunday inside his own yard. 5 in to make more room to clear in the second quarter.

The Giants, once a proud organization, are now looking up to players like the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans. That seems almost impossible to write.

At least now they have a chance to ditch it entirely and start over. They never really did that when they hired Gettleman (a member of the extended Giants family) before the 2017 season ended. That move led to running back with quarterback Eli Manning and drafting No. 2 running back Saquon Barkley. overall in 2018.

The Giants have already launched a wide web outside their building in search of a general manager. Buffalo assistant general manager Joe Schoen will get his first chance to impress the top brass in his first video conference interview on Wednesday. Kansas City Chiefs executive Ryan Poles is also among the interviews and is one of the names that has been talked about inside the building for weeks.

The general manager will then have no real limitations. You won’t have to worry about Judge hanging around as a potential futile or reluctant coach to overhaul the front office or modernize the Giants’ operation. Pretty much everything, aside from laying off the property, is on the table right now.

Potential general manager candidates were under the impression that Judge wouldn’t be part of the picture even before he was fired Tuesday. So this was always a possibility.

These moves should allow the coach and general manager to align, something that should have happened two years ago when Judge was hired.

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