If New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is scared of losing his job, he’s doing a good job of not showing it.
Garrett might be the most criticized figure associated with the Giants this season, and his offense has been singled out as a major factor in two out of the team’s three losses so far. This has led to, despite it still being early in the season, a lot of talk about how long Garrett should have before losing his play-calling duties or his job outright.
The talk has made it all the way to Garrett himself, who was asked on Thursday about the possibility of losing his spot as play-caller for the offense. However, he didn’t seem concerned by the question.
Jason Garrett responds to a tough question
“I donâ€™t really think about that,” Garrett said. “Weâ€™ve just got to get better. We come in and we work hard to try to do that as coaches and as players every day. Had a good day yesterday, got to come back and have a good day today.”
Earlier in the press conference, Garrett blamed the lack of points on self-inflicted mistakes and brought up the need to ‘execute’ once again.
“I think weâ€™ve done a good job moving the football, both run and pass, attacking different ways. We just have to in that situation do a better job executing.”
Needing to execute has been the default answer by staff members and players this season when confronted with the team’s winless record. Fact of the matter is, there’s only so long that a coach can blame a lack of execution before the coach himself is blamed for the players not executing. For Garrett, we’re already far past that point.
Garrett has had over a season to refine his system, and rather than the system showing better results with better talent added into the mix, it looks like the system is dragging those talents down.
It’s true that the Giants need to do a better job executing. But it’s also clear that right now, many fans and members of the media alike see Garrett as a big part of the cause behind that problem.
Whether the team’s higher level decision makers come around to see things the same way may largely depend on whether the Giants can have an offensive turnaround in the next few games, and play more like they did against Washington rather than against Atlanta.