The bye week is never dull for the New York Giants, who fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo for a feud with head coach Joe Judge this time around. Reports indicated that Judge tried to help coach the struggling unit and provide some technical adjustments, but Colombo was infuriated by the assistance and fired back at Judge.
This lead to more verbal aggression from Colombo and upper management had to step in and forcibly remove Colombo from the facilities, in fear that a physical altercation could break out. Of course, Judge hiring David DeGuglielmo, who is known to have a strong personality, rubbed Colombo the wrong way.
Having two alpha males in one building can be problematic, and football teams are often composed of many, which is why having a strong leader and disciplinary consequences are essential. With Colomboâ€™s departure, of course, the connection to Jason Garrett would be brought up, and one analyst believes he is on the hot seat due to his deficiencies.
CBS’s Jason La Canfora believes that Garrett could be axed after this season:
Sources said there has been friction and turmoil within other aspects of that staff as well, with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett under scrutiny and a change at that key staff position a very real possibility in 2021. Judge was one of just five new head coaches hired in 2020, while that number could double next year, flooding the market with coordinators and assistant coaches looking for work. Options will abound and Judge has already displayed that he will not shy away from making a bold — if not shocking — move even if comes at a less than opportune time.
How has the New York Giants’ offense performed though 10 weeks:
Currently, Garrettâ€™s offense ranks 30th in points per game was 19.5. The Giantsâ€™ running game has picked up exponentially the past few weeks, ranking 16th with 110.5 yards per game. As for their passing, they are 28th. It is clear that the offense is operating through the run, moving the chains with ease the last few games, including consecutive 150+ yard performances.
The development of quarterback Daniel Jones has also been apparent, keeping the ball safe and not turning the ball over the past two games. His major problem was making poor decisions and turning the ball over, but that issue seems to be dissipating quickly.
Garrett has made significant strides, playing to his player’s strengths and showing development himself, and with six games left for Big Blue, he has time to prove he deserves to be retained.