New York Giants: Pat Shurmur and Dave Gettleman’s Seats Red Hot Ahead of Black Monday

New York Giants. Dave Gettleman, Pat Shurmur
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The 4-11 New York Giants are heading into the final week of what has been a majorly disappointing season. Head coach Pat Shurmur has shouldered much of the blame for the Giants’ lackluster season. However, general manager Dave Gettleman has received much criticism as well.

In addition to the constant criticism from fans, journalists, and analysts alike, the Giants’ current regime has not received a public vote of confidence from ownership either.

Steve Tisch Is Ready For A Change

At the beginning of the month, co-owner Steve Tisch briefly discussed his thoughts and feelings on the Giants’ season and future, saying to the New York Post, “It’s been a very frustrating season. At the end of the season, John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners, we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.”

Now Steve Tisch’s name has been brought up in the media once again. According to recent reports, Tisch is in favor of a “major overhaul.” This could mean multiple firings, including both the coach and general manager.

“Multiple NFL sources have told SNY that they believe Steve Tisch is ‘very frustrated’ with the current direction of his organization and will push for sweeping changes when he meets with co-owner John Mara after the season finale on Sunday.” - Ralph Vacchiano of SNY

We have heard plenty about Steve Tisch’s opinions on the current state of the New York Giants. However, we have not heard anything from John Mara. Tisch and Mara will have that planned discussion at the end of the week. The Giants’ future is as clouded with uncertainty as it has ever been.

Is Pat Shurmur’s Job Lost?

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, some within the Giants’ organization are treating the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur as a done deal when speaking to people outside the organization. It is expected at this point that Pat Shurmur will be fired at the season’s end.

Since being hired as the head coach of the Giants in 2018, Pat Shurmur has earned a putrid 9-22 record. The Giants have not shown any signs of improvement in their second season with Shurmur calling the shots. The constant losing and growing frustration amongst fans and ownership indicate a likely end to Shurmur’s short tenure as head coach of the Giants.