New York Giants OC Jason Garrett opens up about taking the job

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Oct 20, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett smiles prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s never easy for a head coach of over a decade to take the step back down to coordinator, but for Jason Garrett, he found himself in a position of disadvantage. With teams having locked up their HC already, Garrett was left scouring the league for lesser jobs, and he managed to latch on with the New York Giants and new coach, Joe Judge.

Garrett brings the experience necessary to help Judge refine his abilities and look at the team differently. Seeing things as a whole and not concentrating on specific units is often a challenge for head coaches. Garrett can provide him with the mental stability to weather the New York media storm, but also help him focus in on the details of the team without being overwhelmed.

While some might have imagined Garrett taking the demotion poorly, he was excited to work with Daniel Jones, who has the potential to be a great quarterback in the NFL for years to come.

Via the Giants Huddle podcast, Garrett stated:

“It just felt right me,” Garrett said about joining the Giants after spending the last nine and a half seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach. “It felt really comfortable to be around him (Judge). We have shared values as people, shared values as football coaches and what we want to build with the Giants, so I’m just excited to be a part of it.”

While Dallas wasn’t in the market for a passer in the first round, they still did the due diligence on Daniel Jones, and they hade similar reviews to Dave Gettleman, so it seems.

“We (the Cowboys) thought a lot of him coming out of college,” said Garrett. “We weren’t in the market for a quarterback in the first round but you still go through that evaluation process. Anyone that was around him in our organization with the Cowboys, just thought the world of him. He was highly regarded on out draft board.”

With how Garrett has operated his offense in the past, we can expect the Giants to go out and get a big body wide receiver to act as a primary red-zone threat. Also, they will utilize their tight ends frequently in the passing game. The transition should be exciting, especially with Garrett’s experience at the top level.