Giants’ Joe Judge ready to attack regular season, schedule release provides ‘surge of energy’, more qoutes

New York Giants, Joe Judge

Taking a look at New York Giants’ head coach Joe Judge’s quotes regarding the 2020 regular season schedule:

Giants’ head coach Joe judge will make his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 14 at 7:15 PM on a Monday. While that is quite some time away, the team has already begun adapting to his style and mentality behind the scenes.

With big blue drafting left tackle Andrew Thomas and securing top-rated safety Xavier in McKinney in the second round, both sides of the ball have undergone tremendous changes this off-season. Judge will build a much different team than 2019, considering the experience the former rookies gained and the free agents/draft picks they were added to the roster.

Judge was excited to see the schedule, stating, per Giants.com:



“I’ll tell you what, when you get the schedule, it definitely does give you a little surge of energy,” Judge said. “It stimulates a lot of conversation between all areas of the organization – support staff, coaching staff — and you start preparing immediately for it.”

“The number one positive is we’re getting ready to play football, so that’s the biggest thing. Once you get the schedule, it starts moving a little bit faster in your mind in terms of preparing for what’s in front of you. The thing we were waiting to see a little bit on was how some of the cross-country games played out. That ties in a little bit to how you plan out a lot of your travel for the year, which is tied to how you practice those weeks. You start mapping out how you’re going to go about each week by week through the season.”

Judge mentioned that they might travel to west-coast games a day earlier to allow players more time to become acclimated. He went on to say that nothing is set in stone.
When asked about the significance of his first game with Big Blue:

“For me, any game is going to have the same amount of juice,” he said. “I think everyone is going to have a lot of energy for the opener, us and Pittsburgh. It’s going to be a situation where look, you get to play under the lights, you get to play at home. But it’s the opening game for both teams. Both teams will be coming out of training camp sick of beating up on each other and ready to see an opponent.”

The Giants will endure five divisional matchups in a six-game span, something that Judge isn’t phased by:

“It doesn’t matter if they’re in a row or spaced out, division games are obviously big for you,” Judge said. “Those are key opponents. It definitely jumps out at you that you have five of those in six weeks and only having a couple of weeks in between each of the opponents with the Redskins and Philly. That’s sometimes a different flavor in terms of how much change can happen within those couple of weeks. How much the opponent’s done differently, how much have you adjusted. That plays more into it than just having a string of division opponents.”

First off — here’s a complete look at the schedule!

Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers (HOME) Monday, Sept. 14 – 7:15 PM

Week 2: Chicago Bears (AWAY) Sunday, Sept. 20 – 1 PM

Week 3: San Francisco 49ers (HOME) Sunday, Sept. 27 – 1 PM

Week 4: Los Angeles Rams (AWAY) Sunday, Oct. 4 – 1 PM

Week 5: Dallas Cowboys (AWAY) Sunday, Oct. 11 – 4:25 PM

Week 6: Washington Redskins (HOME) Sunday, Oct. 18 – 1 PM

Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles (AWAY) Thursday, Oct. 22 – 8:20 PM

Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (HOME) Monday, Nov. 2 – 8:15 PM

Week 9: Washington Redskins (AWAY) Sunday, Nov. 8 – 1 PM

Week 10: Philadelphia Eagles (HOME) Sunday, Nov. 15 – 1 PM

Week 11: BYE

Week 12: Cincinnati Bengals (AWAY) Sunday, Nov. 29 – 1 PM



Week 13: Seattle Seahawks (AWAY) Sunday, Dec. 6 – 4:05 PM

Week 14: Arizona Cardinals(HOME) Sunday, Dec. 13 – 1 PM

Week 15: Cleveland Browns (HOME) Sunday, Dec. 20 – 1 PM

Week 16: Baltimore Ravens (AWAY) Sunday, Dec. 27 – 1 PM

Week 17: Dallas Cowboys (HOMES) Sunday, Jan. 3 – 1 PM