New York Giants head coach Joe Judge held a Zoom media session today. He discussed a wide range of topics with the New Jersey media and provided plenty of insight on important topics. Here is what Joe Judge had to say:
On Virtual Meetings
Joe Judge is not able to evaluate his football players. He will not be able to do that â€œuntil we get on the grass.” But he can evaluate his men. Judge explained that you can learn a lot about an individual during a Zoom call. You can see how they are set up in their homes, whether or not they are making eye contact, and if they looking down at their phones. This allows Zoom calls to be a great judge of character because the players “really can’t hide.” The Giants’ head coach described the situation as a “1×1 box.”
“There’s no shortcut to success.” – Joe Judge
Joe Judge is eager to get back to football, as we all are. But he is human and has human safety concerns regarding the resumption of football, stating, “I have a tough time right now asking a player to fly across the country from California when I probably wouldnâ€™t be the first one most willing to throw my two sons on the plane to go the other way.”
On The New Offensive and Defensive Schemes
Joe Judge made a splash on offense this offseason, hiring former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as the team’s offensive coordinator. According to Judge, he and Garrett will be implementing a completely new offense with â€œno carryover in any way shape or form.â€ The offense will be â€œsimilarly basedâ€ on what Jason Garrett ran in Dallas.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants hired defensive coordinator Patrick Graham this offseason. Judge stated that Graham was their “top choice.” He also discussed what Graham’s scheme would look like for the Giants. Judge explained that Graham’s scheme willÂ follow what he did in Miami last year and “will be multiple by game plan.”
On Markus Golden
The Giants’ free-agent edge rusher Markus Golden is a fan favorite. Today, Judge confirmed that the Giants “have talked about possibly adding him to the roster” and that they doÂ “have an interest in him,” according to Paul Dottino.