New York Giants news, 12/11 – John Mara won’t fire Dave Gettleman

New York Giants, John Mara, Dave Gettleman
May 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants owner John Mara (left) and general manager Dave Gettleman on the field during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Friday. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

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One of the reasons Dave Gettleman locked down the vacant general manager spot with the New York Giants was due to his previous experience with the team. Gettleman has been friends with the Mara’s for quite some time, which makes the relationship between him and John Mara complicated.

Ultimately, this could play a big part in Mara’s reluctance to fire him. Instead, he could give head coach Pat Shurmur the ax. That’s a realistic scenario that could play out, considering Shurmur’s inability to go a single game without make time management and personnel mistakes.

Gettleman has made his fair share of mistakes as well, counting the Leonard Williams trade and a slew of draft picks who have looked defeated after a poor season. Again, even the best players are held back by a lack of good coaching, and that’s a problem the Giants will face this upcoming offseason.

If they do not believe Shurmur is the right fit, moving in a different direction might be in the best interest of the team. However, sticking with a proven coach that has ample experience seems like a safe move. An option like Ron Rivera glistens a bit more than others, especially after references from tight end Greg Olsen and others. The Giants should stay far away from Mike McCarthy and his offensive scheme that reincarnates Ben McAdoo’s system with a bit more blandness.

Finding a replacement head coach is not an easy task, especially with the current state of the Giants roster and a lack of talent at essential positions. Hopefully, Gettleman will strike gold in the 2020 NFL Draft, as it’s expected he will have a top-3 pick to work with. That’s if Gettleman survives the next few months.


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