Dave Gettleman: I like my resume so far

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Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman made the decisions to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham and not hold onto safety Landon Collins this offseason.

He’s heard the criticism of those moves and he’s heard doubts about his overall plan to build the team since he was hired in late 2017. It’s fair to say that Gettleman doesn’t think much of voices on the “outside looking in.”

Gettleman said he’s never seen a team win the Super Bowl with “a culture problem” and said that the Giants no longer have one as they head into the 2019 season. He said he’s been “intentional” with every move he’s made and pointed to his history as reason to believe he knows what he’s doing.

“I’ve been to seven Super Bowls,” Gettleman said to Steve Politi of NJ.com. “I feel very strongly that I know what it should look like, what it should smell like, what it should taste like. And, so, you can look at me and say, well, I either know what I’m doing or I’m a big fat rabbit’s foot. Neither one’s bad, right? I like my resume so far.”

Gettleman’s resume bought him the chance to do things his way with the Giants. The result of those efforts will either be his to crow about or reason for the Giants to find someone else to build their team in the years to come.

40 responses to “Dave Gettleman: I like my resume so far

  1. The Bear’s last Superbowl team supposedly had a bit of heat between the offensive side and defensive side of the ball and still leveraged it into a dominant season and Superbowl win.

    My guess is that there are plenty of Superbowl teams that had a diva on them, had some heat between players, etc. Once the win though, the perception is that those issues must not have been that serious. After all they one right? Sometimes an outcome shapes people’s perceptions on how things were. Winning can lead to a certain bias in looking at events prior to winning.

  2. Getty has at LEAST two more years (and knowing how the Giants like stability, probably 5 years) to right the ship. Personnel-wise he had a very solid drat last year. If he can duplicate that success in this draft, paired with all of the money coming off the books after this year, he’ll be well on his way to getting the team competitive.

    It took Reese more than 5 years to screw up the team….any GM, not just Getty, would have a hard time turning it around in less than 3 years.

  3. The NFL is about “what have you done for me lately”. Sure, they have been to Super Bowls but this time is nowhere near that level. The offensive line is terrible. That offense isn’t going anywhere until they get that fixed.

  4. Gettleman said he’s never seen a team win the Super Bowl with “a culture problem”
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    Er, he was with the Broncos for their SB-winning 1997 season – at the time they had a huge culture problem – of cheating the cap, twice! – by $29M each time when cap was only $54M.

  5. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    April 21, 2019 at 9:50 am
    Another guru to be selling insurance in the near future.

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    fins fans have no room to criticize other teams. their team is a doormat.

  6. Reese was bad, but Gettleman is the worst. He was passed over by Reese after spending many years as chief scout.(& other capacities) Once passed over, he went on to destroy the Panthers after inheriting a 12-4 SB team.

    The following year they went 7-8-1. The Giants deserve this dude, who is proud of his resume.LoL!

  7. It’d be even worse if he said “Yup, I was duped on both OBJ and Collins.” Of course, he thinks he’s made the right call and time will be the judge

  8. Reese was bad, but Gettleman is the worst. He was passed over by Reese after spending many years as chief scout.(& other capacities) Once passed over, he went on to destroy the Panthers after inheriting a 12-4 SB team.

    The following year they went 7-8-1. The Giants deserve this dude, who is proud of his resume.LoL!
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    Everything in this comment is factually wrong, The Panthers went 7-8-1 in 2012 and Gettleman was hired in 2013. They went 12-4 in his first year as the Panthers GM and won 3 straight division titles, including 15-1 and a Superbowl appearance in his 3rd year. Nobody takes over as a GM for a team that just went to the Superbowl, because a team that just went to the Superbowl doesn’t fire their GM. The Panthers were 15-34 in the 3 years before Gettleman showed up.

  9. Time will tell one way or another with Gettelman, but he is correct that culture is paramount.

  10. I love my resume as a GM, too. I can truthfully say I have never picked a bad player in the draft or signed a bad free agent.

  11. Gettleman seems like he is the sort of GM who flies by the seat of his pants (in other words, lacks a consistent process or plan) and has a lot of outmoded thinking that doesn’t hold up in today’s game. Doesn’t mean he can’t succeed, but he is going to need that rabbit’s foot.

  12. ‘hey why did you sign Odell to a long term contract, then trade him for much less than you could have when you extended him?’

    “Whatever bruh I’ve been to Superbowls before have u”

    this guy will not last long in New York

  13. Gettleman is making all the right moves. The goal is to build a super bowl winner. There is only one winner and 31 losers. The Patriots have won a disproportionate number of super bowls lately, so Gettleman is just one of the “other” 31. So far, he’s doing everything possible to get the Giants a super bowl win. I also believe Gentleman has known they need a QB, but decisions like those are sometimes made by owner, especially when they involve a popular 2 time Lombardi winner. I think the entire organization will be on the same page this Thursday. Patience folks. Patience. Hiring a new GM every couple years is insanity. Gettleman is one of the best.

  14. Gettleman came into the GM role in NY with the same marching orders in Carolina. Fix problems and get team on track to be playoff team every year. He’s probably one of the best to do that. But after the first year or two when cuts, trades, and salary cap issues have been addressed it takes another skill set to sustain a playoff caliber team and personnel. Time will tell if he has the polish to do that because he rubbed a lot of players in Carolina the wrong way and the ones he didn’t were watching.

  15. I’ve been to four super bowls and I can smell somebody who doesn’t know what he’s doing. Anyone can be 50/50 in the draft. But when you have talent- you don’t give up on it. Didn’t some supposedly wise person say that once? Yeah he did. Maybe not a big fat rabbit’s foot but a big fat something else.

  16. Reese was bad, but Gettleman is the worst. He was passed over by Reese after spending many years as chief scout.(& other capacities) Once passed over, he went on to destroy the Panthers after inheriting a 12-4 SB team.

    The following year they went 7-8-1. The Giants deserve this dude, who is proud of his resume.LoL!

    Either you haven’t a clue, or intentionally lying…. which is it?

  17. Edward Smith had a good resume and he guided the Titanic to the bottom of the sea. Gettleman will keep the Giants at the bottom of the division and John Mara will wait for Archie’s okay to retire Eli.

  18. redzonerambler says:
    April 21, 2019 at 9:57 am
    The Bear’s last Superbowl team supposedly had a bit of heat between the offensive side and defensive side of the ball and still leveraged it into a dominant season and Superbowl win.
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    You realize that that season took place over a decade before anyone in this draft class was born?

  19. I see nothing wrong with what Gettleman said. After all, Mike McCarthy declared himself a great head coach two seasons ago and many people in here sided with him against Aaron Rodgers in the made up controversy created by Tyler Dunne.
    McCarthy is so great not one team wanted him after the Packers fired him.

  20. … or maybe you’ve been lucky enough to be in good situations that masked your ineptitude until now.

  21. Not a Giants fan – just happened to look at Gettleman’s track record as GM of Carolina, and his draft picks. Not super impressive. He inherited coach (Rivera) and QB (Newton), as well as best defensive player (Davis, Kuechly).

  22. You have something in common with your division rivals, they also love your resume. Willing to bet you will greatly enhance it this upcoming draft.

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