New York Giants: The stats that show how Jason Garrett held back the offense

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The New York Giants made the decision to move on from Jason Garrett after their loss to the Bucs, and fans are happy. Garrett has been heavily criticized since early in his tenure, thanks to the team underperforming consistently on offense. Arguably, the Giants have some of the worst utilization of offensive talents in the league.

But is Garrett just a scapegoat, or are the Giants actually removing a problem by getting rid of him? Here’s some statistics that point towards Garrett holding back the offense.

The New York Giants were dead last in offensive touchdowns

This one might be the worst statistic for the Giants, and the best one to use to make a point against Garrett.

At a basic level, the point of the offense is to score touchdowns. The offensive coordinator is supposed to design schemes and call plays to accomplish that goal. But under Jason Garrett, the Giants were the worst team in the league at this. The Giants were the worst team in the NFL at scoring offensive touchdowns since Garrett took over, and they’ve added too much talent recently to blame that on a lack of weapons.

The disparity between the Giants and other teams was notable. They scored four less touchdowns than the 31st ranked Jets within the same time period and 10 less than the 30th ranked Jaguars. For comparison, the Buccaneers led the league during that time with 95 touchdowns.

The fact of the matter is that Garrett hardly did his job to utilize the weapons the Giants have. Even accounting for COVID-19 and injuries, there’s no way the Giants should be dead last in this statistic based on the players on the roster.

Daniel Jones hasn’t come close to his rookie season performance

Developing the quarterback is another duty that often falls on the offensive coordinator. While quarterbacks coaches work with QBs more directly, the offensive coordinator still has to account for the current starting quarterback when making their offensive schemes.

When it comes to the relationship with Daniel Jones and Jason Garrett, one thing stands out: regression.

Jones threw for 24 touchdowns, 3,027 yards, and 12 interceptions during his rookie season. It wasn’t a rookie year that would blow anyone away or win him Rookie of the Year, but it inspired some hope that maybe the Giants hadn’t made the wrong choice. Jones did this in only 12 starts, compared to 14 starts in Garrett’s debut season next year.

But when Garrett got to the Giants, there was a noticeable decline. While Jones held onto the ball better, he wasn’t actually better at accomplishing the main job of a quarterback: throwing touchdowns.

Jones threw for a similar number of yards but only 11 touchdowns last season. When you account for his 10 interceptions that season, it’s easy to see why the sentiment around him as a player became a lot more negative after year two.

That’s not to say that every problem Jones has suffered from during his time in the league is just because of being under a bad offensive coordinator. But this season, Jones only has 9 touchdowns to 7 interceptions and still doesn’t look as promising as he did during his rookie season.

Whether Jones is ultimately the guy or not, that’s a utilization problem and not just a talent problem. And the main variable behind a change like this appears to be the coaching staff, namely Jason Garrett calling the offense from the 2020 season onwards.

Knicks 106, Lakers 100: Fournier, Randle power past Lebron-less Lakers

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The New York Knicks were looking for a bit of positive momentum, and they acquired that against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening. After falling to the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic in two of their last three games, the Lakers presented a formidable challenge, despite playing without LeBron James after he was suspended due to a fight against the Detroit Pistons.

The Knicks overcame Los Angeles 106–100, leading for the majority of the game and posting a double-digit advantage in the first half. New York held LA to just 20 points in the first quarter, scoring 36 of their own. Los Angeles tied the game late in the third quarter, but New York managed to stifle them, showcasing resilience and offensive production.

On the evening, the starting team performed far better, aside from Kemba Walker, who contributed just six points over 23 minutes. He played more of a facilitator role, picking up five assists. Julius Randle posted 20 points, five assists, and a game-high 16 rebounds, 15 of which were defensive.

Randle has stepped away from taking three-point shots as his primary factor, relying on his physicality down low, finishing around the rim, and hitting mid-range shots. He finished 7-of-17 on the game, converting 5-of-8 free-throw attempts.

The primary catalyst for the Knicks was shooting guard Evan Fournier, who played a team-high 42 minutes, posting 26 points, two assists, and four rebounds. Fournier hit 6-of-9 three-point attempts and eight total shots from the field. After weeks of struggling, Fournier finally provided a consistent game, quieting the haters for a night. Nonetheless, the big free-agent acquisition needs to be more reliable on a game-by-game basis. His disappearing act has hurt the team scoring efficiency in recent days.

Off the bench, Obi Toppin contributed 12, Alec Burks 12, and Immanuel Quickley 14. Quickly hit 50% of his three-point shots, connecting on four, adding three assists and three rebounds in the process. The impact of Toppin has been significant, as he also posted four rebounds, a block, and a steal to pair with his scoring production.

Without Derrick Rose in the lineup, the Knicks still managed to shoot 44.13% from deep and 45.1% from the field, far above the Lakers’ 30.6% and 37.4%.

Overall, this was a solid performance from New York, leading for most of the game and matching LA’s resilient attempt at a comeback. The win should provide them with a bit of momentum as they prepare for a tough portion of the schedule, taking on the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, and Brooklyn Nets consecutively.

Ex-NFL player and Cincinnati Bearcat Latish Kinsler joins Lifestyle Sports Agency to head football division

Latish Kinsler has agreed to join LifeStyle Sports Agency as its new President of Football Operations.

A New Jersey native, Kinsler was a former NFL player who transitioned into representing players and became a successful real estate investor.

Kinsler’s rise started from humble beginnings.

At an early age, he learned discipline, work ethic, and perseverance from his father, Hinton Kinsler, who was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Kinsler, who also earned a blackbelt in Karate, credits his father for his athletic success. In high school, Kinsler was a standout multi-sport athlete (Football, Basketball, and Track). After receiving scholarship offers in each sport, he accepted a football scholarship from the University of Cincinnati. He was a four-year starter with the Bearcats and ended his career at UC 5th all-time in interceptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Kinsler as a priority free agent in the 1994 NFL Draft.

Latish Kinsler posed for a photo with his Pittsburgh Steelers’ 75th-anniversary jersey during training camp.

Along with the Steelers, he spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets but never appeared in a regular-season game. He ended his professional career by playing two seasons in the now-defunct Arena Football League.

After his playing career, Kinsler became a real estate investor. But he was drawn back to the sport. He joined a sports management company where he spent over a decade learning the business of professional athletics, negotiating contracts, cultivating relationships, and leveraging on his experiences as a former athlete.

“I didn’t have the success I envisioned as a player but I developed long-standing relationships with former coaches/teammates who are currently coaching or in front-office positions in the NFL. This allows me to receive honest evaluations and feedback on my clients from decision matters.” Kinsler told Empire Sports Media.

Kinsler is returning to the sports agency business after a five-year hiatus. The time away was spent training and preparing his son, Jordan Kinsler, for high school football.

“There was no way I could continue working in the business and not prepare my son to become a successful high school athlete. I wanted to make sure he had every opportunity to reach his goals as a student and football player,” Kinsler said.

Jordan is currently a freshman running back at Rutgers University.

Kinsler finally decided to venture back into the sports agency business with his son weaving his own football career.

“I felt this was the perfect time to resume my career and make an impact on athletes’ lives,” Kinsler said. “It’s not a job, it’s my passion.”

Kinsler is childhood friends with LifeStyle Sports Agency founder and CEO Omar Cooper. The agency prides itself on its hands-on process and a culture built on development on and off the field. They are looking forward to representing more high-character individuals who want to be great people and great players.

As President of Football Operations for LifeStyle Sports Agency, Kinsler’s role will be crucial in identifying prospective NFL players, overseeing combine/pro day training, assisting with contract negotiations, and cultivating holistic relationships with the athletes and their families.

Kinsler has a wealth of experience to help athletes navigate through the ups and downs of their careers. He loves the process that is required for athletes to maximize their ability. He wants their athletes to have the same mindset. For him, it’s a lifestyle.

“There’s no shortcut to success,” Kinsler said.

The Atlanta-based Lifestyle Sports Agency is a full-service management company that represents athletes in basketball and football. LSA’s athletes include Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaac Okoro, Atlanta Hawks’ Sharife Cooper, Los Angeles Sparks’ Te’a Cooper, and Las Vegas Aces Dearica Hamby.

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2021 New York Mets Player Evaluations: First Baseman Pete Alonso

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In a year where the New York Mets offense completely abandoned the team, Pete Alonso was the one player who kept chugging along in the middle of the order. Alonso’s power made up just under 20% of the Mets home run total for the entire 2021 season.

Alonso came off a disappointing 2020 season where his average took a dramatic dip. He was more consistent with his average during the first half of the season, but his average still was not at his level of expectations. The same could be said for his power numbers. Alonso had a .477 slugging percentage at the All-Star break with 17 homers and 49 runs batted in. Those numbers would be terrific for most players, but Alonso’s rookie season set the bar high, and Alonso did not make the All-Star team.

His improved pitch recognition helped lower his strikeout rate to below 20%, making him even more of a dangerous hitter. Despite not playing in the ASG, Alonso traveled to Coors Field to defend his Home Run Derby crown. Like Steph Curry in the three-point contest, Alonso made the derby look easy and won his second crown. Competing in the derby also allowed him to rekindle his power stroke for the second half of the season.

Lone Brightspot

Alonso ended up carrying his derby dominance into the second half and played at an all-star level. He slashed .275/.361/.560 with 20 home runs and even found a way to hit three triples. Alonso finished the year with 27 doubles, three triples, and 37 home runs. His slash line was on par with his rookie season and only struck out 127 times in 152 games. Alonso turned into a matured hitter this season and showed he is way more than a one-dimensional power threat.

His baseball savant page is one to be in awe of as he sits at the top of plenty of categories. His average exit velocity (80th percentile), hard-hit rate (81st percentile), and barrel rate (89th percentile) all contributed to his successful season. One of the biggest reasons for the turnaround was Alonso’s ability to hit breaking balls. In 2020, Alonso batted .191 and slugged .397 compared to a much more respectable .223 and .549 this season.

The one point of emphasis for Alonso’s offseason is leveling off his swing to avoid being weak on high strikes. Becoming a consistent hitter on pitches up will allow his average to creep closer to .300. Pitching Alonso up in the zone was a high-risk, high-reward move. His average across the top quadrants were .273 (inside), .706 (middle), and .429 (outside), showing you had to get the ball inside to beat him. On the flip side, his whiff rate hovered around 30% in all three spots.

Respectable Defense

The biggest knock on Alonso was his defense, but those questions have become irrelevant. For the first time in his career, Alonso posted a positive (2) outs above average and his defensive runs saved of five was a career-high. The one spot of improvement will come in his ability to make better decision-making on balls to his right. Alonso would often drift for balls better suited for the second baseman, making a play harder than it seems. His OAA of -6 on balls toward third base and four on balls towards first base show the vast difference in his range.

2022 will be a massive year for Alonso as the Mets need him to continue leading this offense loaded with questions marks. The progressions over the last three seasons should set expectations towards another 40 home run season. Surrounding Alonso with at least one more power bat can help his cause towards another 50 home run season.

2021 Grades On 20-80 Scale (2022 Projection)

Hitting: 55 (60), .270 xBA was the highest of his career.

Power: 75 (80), 37 homers were third in the NL.

Run: 25 (25), Sprint speed has decreased every year but hit three triples this season.

Arm: 50 (50), Only three throwing errors, and he started four double plays.

Field: 40 (50), Alonso has become a solid defensive first baseman; look for that to continue to improve.

Overall: 65 (70), Betting on Alonso to win MVP in 2022 is a long shot but not a bad bet.

Yankees News: Bombers officially say farewell to “Red Thunder,” Tyler Wade bids adieu

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Last week, the New York Yankees designated for assignment Clint Frazier, Tyler Wade, and Rougned Odor. Early this week, the Bombers executed a trade that sent Wade to the Los Angeles Angels, but Frazier and Odor passed through waivers unclaimed.

The Yankees had an opportunity to bring back Frazier and designate him for assignment in the minor-league system, but they elected to outright cut him after a disappointing 2021 season.

Frazier posted a measly .186 average, 5 homers, and 15 RBIs over 66 games this past year before missing the majority of the season due to migraines. He recorded a 29.8% strikeout rate, a massive number given his contact-centric approach.

At one point, Clint was thought to be one of the Yankees’ top prospects having been the 5th overall pick back in the 2013 June Amateur Draft. Now, he’s simply trying to find a new job on the free agency market. The Yankees simply can’t afford to continue relying on him just for him to miss time at this point, so giving the roster spot to a young prospect or a rising player is far more valuable.

In addition to Frazier, Wade also paid his farewells via social media.

New York, the last 9 years have been a dream. I can’t thank the fans enough for embracing me and making me feel apart of the city. To All my teammates I’m gonna miss ballin and competing with y’all! New York will always be apart of me! 
Wade will join the Los Angeles Angels after playing in more than 100 games this past season wearing pinstripes. He posted a .268 average with 5 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.
Wade is a speed demon on the base paths and offers solid utility in the infield and outfield, but the Yankees don’t see a purpose for him any longer. We will see how GM Brian Cashman replaces some of his key depth pieces moving forward.

Yankees could solve hole at first base with monster free agent option

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The New York Yankees need to find a solution at first base with Anthony Rizzo, currently a free agent. While the team has Luke Voit, management doesn’t see him as a long-term solution given his injury history and inconsistencies as a defender. There’s also the possibility they move DJ LeMahieu to first base full-time, but the likelihood is they will either retain Rizzo, trade for Oakland Athletics star Matt Olson, or sign the best option of them all Freddie Freeman.

Freeman would be a splashy acquisition, but the Atlanta Braves are desperately trying to retain him. The star infielder is coming off an incredible season, hitting .300 with 31 homers and 83 RBIs. He’s one of the best hitters in baseball with his unbelievable power, and with a short right porch in Yankee Stadium, he could increase those numbers even further.

MLB insider Ken Rosenthal stated that the Yankees have an opening at first base and Freeman could fit the bill, but that other needs could be prioritized this off-season, notably at shortstop.

 

Three big-market clubs – the DodgersYankees and Red Sox – have at least a theoretical opening at first base. Whether those teams would prioritize Freeman over more pressing needs is an open question. But any club with a possible fit would be negligent if it simply dismissed the idea.

The Yankees need to find at least a stopgap at short and address their pitching. The Dodgers are probably the favorites to sign (Corey) Seager. … And as much as Red Sox president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom talks about building a sustainable contender, it’s difficult to imagine pivoting away from his two youngsters at first.
The Bombers could solve their shortstop issue with a stopgap, especially if the Dodgers retain Corey Seager. They could look to an option like Andrelton Simmons, who hit .223 this past season with the Minnesota Twins. He is a solid defensive player but had a down season at the plate. He is a fantastic contact option though but lacks the slugging power the Yankees desire in their hitters.

If they want to go a bit cheaper at shortstop, they can elevate their spending on a first baseman and starting pitcher. However, with such a strong SS class, passing on the opportunity to get an elite player might be foolish.

Freeman represents an awesome acquisition, but the Yankees can retain Rizzo for much cheaper and grab one of the best shortstops on the market alternatively.

UFC: Will Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal be the next coaches on TUF?

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A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Jorge Masvidal (35-15) had pulled out of his UFC 269 matchup against Leon Edwards (19-3, 1 NC) with an injury. There were no details about what the injury was, we just knew that Masvidal was out and wouldn’t be able to compete until March or February.

This came on the heels of UFC 268 where Kamaru Usman (20-1) had defeated Colby Covington (16-3) by decision. Covington said in the post-fight press conference that Masvidal should pull out of the fight against Leon Edwards to fight him instead.

Of course, conspiracies were running wild after Masvidal pulled out of the fight just days later. Covington appeared on Submission Radio yesterday and talked about Masvidal pulling out and disclosed what he had heard about the injury.

According to Covington, Masvidal had to pull out of the UFC 269 matchup with fractured ribs. Covington would also go on to mock Masvidal for pulling out and called him the most fragile fighter on the roster.

UFC’s next Ultimate Fighter coaches?

Another thing that Covington has been pushing is for him and Masvidal to coach the UFC’s next season of The Ultimate Fighter. The show returned to ESPN+ this past year with Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega as the coaches.

However, those two were not the originally planned coaches. By all indications, the UFC originally wanted Masvidal and Covington to coach the show against each other. However, they pulled the plug on that at the last minute.

A lot of that had to do with the fact that it took forever for a deal to get close and even when one did, the UFC was preparing to bring fans back for UFC 261 and slotted Masvidal in against Kamaru Usman. Now, Masvidal and Covington have both lost to Kamaru Usman for a second time.

They are in very similar spots in the division and the heat is real between the two. These two coaching the show would be big business for the UFC and it would setup a huge fight that could take place in Miami. At this time, there’s no word on if these two will coach, but they have to be looked at as the front runners.

New York Yankees on the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., has unveiled its 2022 ballot. The 2022 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot features 30 former players, including 13 new candidates and 17 returnees. Seven on the ballot are former New York Yankee Players, most notable are Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Andy Pettitte.

Every year the Hall of Fame and the baseball writers put forth a list of eligible players for the annual ballot. Last season the writers did not put threw any new player to the Hall. However in 2019 Derek Jeter was elected to the Hall one short of an unanimous vote. Because of the pandemic he was not installed until last July.

This years list will be voted upon and the results announced on 6 p.m. ET on Jan. 25 on MLB Network. If there are any electees, they will be inducted during the Hall of Fame Weekend on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Alex Rodriguez:

Even his detractors because of his use of performance enhancing drugs will have to admit the Rodriguez is one of the best baseball players to ever play the game. He started his career with the Seattle Mariners and was already a big star when he became a Texas Ranger. By the time he reached the Yankees he was already a baseball legend.

During his tenure in the Bronx, A-Rod blasted 351 long balls, won two MVPs, three silver slugger awards, and was a six-time All-Star. He ended his career with the Yankees with a .283 batting average over 12 years. He should be a shoe in for a place in the Hall, although some writers will not vote for him due to his short drug involvement.

Mark Teixeira:

The switch-hitting Teixeira launched 206 home runs in the Bronx, earned one silver slugger award, three gold glove awards, and was twice an All-Star. Mark did his best hitting for the three teams he played for before the Yankees. Nevertheless he hit .248 over eight years in the Bronx. He was known for his excellent defense at first base. He had a fielding percentage of .997.

Andy Pettitte:

Known as the best postseason Yankee pitcher, Andy spent 15 years with the Yankees boasting a 3.94 ERA and a record of 219-127. But what he is most known for was how he pitched in important games particularly in the postseason.  In 32 series he was 19-11 with a 3.83 ERA.

Andy Pettitte will go down in Yankee history as the winning-est postseason pitcher of the modern era. Andy, with his number 47 already retired, will always be a favorite player for the Yankees, as shown by the huge ovation he got when he returned for his first Old Timer’s Day in 2018.

Others on the ballot:

Former Yankees’ returning to the ballot are Roger Clemens (tenth and final year), Gary Sheffield (eighth year), Andruw Jones (fifth year), and Bobby Abreu (third year).

Early Baseball Era Committee and Golden Days Era Committee for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2022. These Era Committees will both meet on Dec. 5 at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla.

The Early Baseball Era ballot includes Bill Dahlen, John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant “Home Run” Johnson, Lefty O’Doul, Buck O’Neil, Dick “Cannonball” Redding, Allie Reynolds, and George “Tubby” Scales. All of these candidates are deceased.

The Golden Days Era ballot includes Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Roger Maris, Minnie Miñoso, Danny Murtaugh, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce and Maury Wills. Of this group, Kaat, Oliva and Wills are living.

The results of the Early Baseball Era Committee vote and the Golden Days Era Committee vote will be announced live on MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight” at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Allie Reynolds was 182-107 over 13 years with the Indians and Yankees, with six All-Star team selections. He led his teams to six World Series titles, going 7-2 with a 2.79 ERA. He twice finished in the Top 3 of the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award voting.

Jim Kaat had a long coreer, playing his last season with the New York Yankees. When his was finished pitching he bacame a Yankeee announcer. Kaat was named to three All-Star Games and helped the Cardinals win the 1982 World Series.

Roger Maris won back-to-back American League Most Valuable Player Awards in 1960 and 1961, setting a new single-season home run record in the latter season with 61. In 12 big league seasons with the Indians, Athletics, Yankees and Cardinals, Maris earned seven All-Star Game selections and was a part of three World Series title teams.

 

 

 

Mets lose star reliever Aaron Loup, but focus on starting pitching instead

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Aaron Loup, who had a historic 2021 season with the New York Mets on a one-year deal, left for the Los Angeles Angels after signing a two-year, $17 million deal with an option for 2024. It’s hefty sum to pay for the 33-year-old, but the Halos are determined to solve their pitching woes and giving Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and company a chance at a deep playoff run.

In fact, Loup is the second high-profile free agent that the Angels steal away from the Mets, after they signed Noah Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million deal a few days ago.

Loup was brilliant in a Mets uniform this season, with a 0.95 ERA, a 2.45 FIP, and 1.6 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in 56.2 frames. He struck out 26.1% of the hitters he faced and earned a very solid 50.4% groundball rate.

New Mets’ general manager Billy Eppler couldn’t do much to stop Loup from signing with the Angels, because he was, according to SNY, already deep in talks with Los Angeles when the new executive assumed his role in New York.

The Mets want to add starters

Also according to SNY, once the Mets realized what Loup’s market was, they chose to continue to focus on starters. Their rotation depth is extremely thin: at the moment, Jacob deGrom, Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, Tylor Megill, and Carlos Carrasco are the top starters, and there are injury questions surrounding most of them.

For the Mets, retaining Marcus Stroman and adding to the overall depth is perhaps more important than Loup. There are plenty of options in the reliever free agent market, too, and Loup was bound to regress a little in 2022.

The lack of a new CBA agreement between owners and players will likely result in offseason transactions being frozen from December 1 until both parties can reach a deal, so lots of free agent deals are expected to be completed in November.

Predicting the future of the Giants after being embarrassed on National Television

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The New York Giants were embarrassed on national television on Monday evening against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, further plummeting an organization that is gasping for air after years of incompetence.

With management failing to find the right front office executives to put the team in the right direction, the Giants now face another harsh reality, the firing of their general manager and several coaches to try and right a ship that has capsized continuously the past few seasons. The team now sits at a measly 3–7 on the year, coming off a 30–10 loss to Tampa.

With two weeks to prepare for this matchup, the Giants seemed as if they didn’t even have a plan, failing to execute in every stage of the game and giving the Buccaneers arguably their easiest win of the season. Offensively, quarterback Daniel Jones threw for just 167 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. One mind-blowing statistic is that left tackle Andrew Thomas has more touchdown catches than Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney combined this season. Golladay signed a four-year, $72 million deal with Big Blue, and Toney was drafted 20th overall to provide elite play-making abilities.

Since the beginning of the 2020 season, the Giants rank dead last in touchdowns, with 42 total. Coordinator Jason Garrett has failed miserably to develop a scheme capable of sustaining efficiency.

However, the failure to build and construct an adequate team has also raised many red flags, likely spelling the end of Dave Gettleman’s tenure with the Giants.

The future of the team is incredibly murky, but if wholesale changes aren’t made in the near future, fans may begin to avoid the team like the plague.

Predicting the future for the New York Giants:

1.) Transition play-calling duties to Freddie Kitchens

First things first, the Giants need to make a change on offense, and it starts with shifting playcalling duties to senior offensive assistant Freddie Kitchens. Kitchens has experience in the past with the Cleveland Browns as their head coach, developing Baker Mayfield.

Kitchens may not be the forward-thinking offensive mind the Giants need, but they simply need something different on offense to work with, as they can no longer allow Garrett to hold back the team with his porous playcalling and terrible strategies. The lack of execution and basic fundamentals the offense displays has to fall on somebody’s lap, and Garrett is the top man in charge of leading the unit, so this seems like the most probable result of his deficiencies.

2.) Allow Dave Gettleman to retire peacefully at season’s end

The Giants try to maintain their loyalty and class despite awful play and losing seasons. Given that fact, owner John Mara will likely give Dave Gettleman the proper exit, allowing him to retire peacefully at seasons and without making a message transition.

Considering the Giants can’t begin looking at new general manager prospects until after the season anyway, firing Gettleman prematurely may cause more havoc within the organization. I would like to see Gettleman fired as much as the next fan, but this is the most likely course of action for upper management.

3.) Allow Jason Garrett’s contract to expire, he leaves without any drama

The Giants brought on Garrett for two seasons to help develop Daniel Jones and curate a successful offensive unit. His failure has dragged the Giants to the bottom of the NFL, arguably worse than the 0-9 Lions.

If not for stellar defensive play at times, the Giants would be staring the potential No. 1 pick in the face, but it is possible they are in the top five for the second time in four years.

At this point, Big Blue needs to consider bringing in a young mind that can put together an offense capable of putting up more than 20 points per game. There’s no faith left in Garrett, and even head coach Joe Judge was willing to fire a bit of blame his way after the defeat to Tampa.

4.) Hunt for a new GM and OC

Once the season ends, expect the Giants to begin a diligent search for a new offensive coordinator and general manager. There’s no guarantee Judge will remain with the team after this year, but finding a new GM will be a priority. Many claim they want ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, and while he will likely be a prospect, his outward love for Dwayne Haskins and hate for Andrew Thomas bubbles the surface when considering him.

There will be a few solid options available, and given the Giants have two first-round picks, the job could have some attractiveness. Nonetheless, they are cash-strapped and still have to make a decision on Daniel Jones moving forward, but with the right coaching staff, they could see the best of DJ. However, at this point, the 3rd-year QB is shell-shocked as a result of bad offensive line play, and there’s a chance he may never recover.