New York Giants: Nate Solder opens up on hiring of Joe Judge as head coach

New York Giants, Joe Judge
Dec 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge reacts on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Patriots won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants hired their new head coach in Joe Judge just a few weeks ago. Since then, they have pieced together their coaching staff and begun their player evaluations. The process will be swift as the 2020 NFL Draft creeps up on us, and prospects are analyzed for their fit on the team.

However, Judge must break down the current players on the roster to see where the ultimate weaknesses lie. The offensive line will be a priority for evals, considering their lackluster performance in 2019. While he might see left tackle Nate Solder’s struggles on film, Solder had only fantastic things to say about the Giants’ head coach.

”I think it’s a fantastic hire,” Solder said. “I think he brings a lot of the qualities that we need, so I’m really looking forward to that. I think his commitment to details, his discipline, his history of winning a lot of championships (five, including two at Alabama and three with the Patriots), I think those are all fantastic attributes.

”He’s a young guy (38), but he’s also a charismatic guy. He was in front of the whole team a lot as the special teams coach. I always kind of thought he was socially a ringleader of the other assistant coaches. I think it makes a lot of sense (that he’s a head coach).”

What should we expect from the New York Giants’ Joe Judge?

Judge initially expressed his obsession with running the football and focusing on the details, which was extremely attractive during his press conference. However, actions speak louder than words, and Pat Shurmur also made encouraging remarks when he joined Big Blue.

It’s time the Giants found the ‘right’ head coach for the organization, someone who will keep the players disciplined and manage the game to perfection. Previous head coaches have had terrible time-management skills and personnel decisions, which has hurt the team’s chances of winning.

Hopefully, Judge can break that trend.