New York Giants owner John Mara too angry to look up at reporters after loss

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

Losing to the 1-7 New York Jets might have been the final straw for New York Giants owner, John Mara. He was reportedly seen heading towards the locker room with his head down, and an angry expression stretched across his face.

The Giants falling to arguably the worst team in the NFL is embarrassing, but their star running back recording one-yard on 13 carries is the icing on the cake. Is it possible Mara is blaming head coach, Pat Shurmur, for this deafening loss? Absolutely, but the reality is, his relationship with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones could save his job.

General manager Dave Gettleman is in the second year of his full-team rebuild, and while there are several positive signs, the defense and offensive line have faltered in a big way.

Unloading a massive contract to left tackle Nate Solder is proving to be a bad idea, and with three substitutes featuring against the Jets on Sunday, Jones was under constant duress, being sacked six times.

What will New York Giants majority owner John Mara do?

Firing Gettleman is off the table, but Shurmur could take the fall for the state of the team. The team shows promise and grit at times, but seem incapable and uninterested in competing for most games. The Jets, at 1-7, had far more motivation and energy, allowing them to overcome a lowly Giants team.

This ultimately gives the Giants a great shot at Chase Young, one of college’s best pass rushers. The NCAA recently suspended young for violating rules. The Giants are climbing closer and closer to a top-three draft selection, and with the Chicago Bears waiting for them on the other side of the BYE week, things are looking bleak.

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