Pat Shurmur tells Giants to step up or get out

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Giants coach Pat Shurmur has a message for his players: Play better or you’ll be on the bench, or the waiver wire.

Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports that Shurmur had a stern message at a team meeting on Wednesday.

“Guys understand those mistakes are unacceptable and if individuals don’t get it corrected, they probably won’t be playing anymore,” one Giants player said.

Multiple Giants players repeated Shurmur’s words in the closed-door meeting on condition of anonymity. The message was clear: If you want to keep your job, you’d better perform.

“When you’re 2-7, there are going to be changes,” one player said. “That’s what happens when you aren’t producing and aren’t winning, change happens. People who never experienced that before, it’s going to be a shock to them.”

If Giants players’ jobs are on the line, perhaps Shurmur’s should be as well: His predecessor, Ben McAdoo, had a 13-15 record when he was fired during his second season. Shurmur’s record so far is 7-18.

53 responses to “Pat Shurmur tells Giants to step up or get out

  1. Here is the thing about Pat Shurmer and take this from a Browns fan…This guy is clueless as a HC. The entire Peyton Hillis debacle about not knowing that Peyton was on the field for a play. The only good thing he did for Cleveland was help Joe Thomas resign a long term contract with the Browns. When the Giants hired him I said it was going to be a mistake.

  2. Shurmur stinks. The O-Line stinks. The WR room stinks. More than half the secondary stinks. The pass rushers stink. First round pick #27 really stinks. Gettleman picked a QB at 6 that would have been available by all accounts much later – maybe the third round. Needless to say this team needs a new vision.

  3. I watched the game and thought, like the niners and bears before them, they are still a few players from being competitive.
    They just dont have the complete talent on both sides the ball.

  4. “The worst food you will ever eat is created by a ‘cook’ who calls himself a ‘chef’…mark my words.” – Alton Brown

    Hey Coach Schurmer….what’s cookin’?

  5. Im certainly not exonerating Shurmur (and especially not Bettcher), but this team currently just isnt that good. Belichick MIGHT have 4 wins with this team….MIGHT.

    Both OT’s are horrible, we have (as usual) no legit LB’ers (Connolly was looking legit before his season ending injury), our secondary is made up of guys past their prime and inexperienced youngsters, and our receivers are all #2/#3 types.

    We are at least a season away from even sniffing 8 wins. I think Shurmur gets a 3rd year only because he did take over a 3-13 disaster of a team.

  6. Yeah, that’s a sound way to run an organization: fire a head coach every two years. How about the general manager get better players or he goes?

  7. By that estimation, deandre baker should have been benched after week 2. And jenkins. And ogletree. You know what, the entire defense and the offensive line. As well as the entire coaching staff and front office. Its all trash from top to bottom

  8. mrf47 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Step 1: Coach tells team to play harder.
    Step 2: Players only meeting.
    Step 3: Another top 5 draft pick
    ————————-
    They already had a players only meeting.

  9. people expect him to win with this roster??
    get real, gettleman is the roster constructor in NY not Pat.
    Coaches cant turn chicken stuff into chicken salad

  10. The players did not de-prioritize the drafting of and signing of an O-line. That’s on management and coaches. Teams are built from the interior lines outward.

  11. All I know is, with this kind of season and when you’re behind, quit bringing the field goal kicker out. That’s pathetic.

  12. Shurmur versus Gase is a coaching matchup for the ages. Loser should be fired on the field. Winner gets to go to the locker room but then is also fired.

  13. Shurmur got left with a crap show. It’s gonna take a couple seasons to start turning that mess around.

  14. This is totally on the coaches. These coaches are not getting these players ready to play. 1. Take the damn ping pong tables out of the locker room.
    2. Hand the play calling over Shula
    3. Fire Hal Hunter (OL Line coach) who has a horrible NFL Resume.
    4. Fire Betcher he is not panning out as a DC, this is the 2nd year for this defense and they still look clueless out there. He only had success in Zona (2016) because of the play makers. Peterson, Honey Badger, Chandler Jones, Calais Campbell.

  15. I don’t think he understands that he likely doesn’t have the power to just cut guys. There is a reason the saying exists about being easier to fire a coach than to fire the players.

    Do you suppose a few players are thinking they should make a mistake, so they can get set free and possibly go to a better team?

  16. The giants best years are way behind them! No coaching no leaders the only bright spot is Barkley and they will trade him away soon!

  17. Bob says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Yeah, that’s a sound way to run an organization: fire a head coach every two years. How about the general manager get better players or he goes?
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    You;re not a giants fan or you are and don’t watch the games….this team has the personnel to be much better than they are now, especially in our joke of a division…his play calling is atrocious, i know every play he’s going to rub before he does so you can just imagine what actually D coordinators are seeing, he is uber conservative, IE, opening drive first and goal and we kick a field goal after 4th and goal from the one yard line!!! He doesn;t know when to challenge or not challenge plays….He’s so far over his head he can see his ankles while looking up…so you were saying??….

  18. Bring back McAdoo. At least the guy was right about benching Eli PLUS he wanted to pick Mahomes in the draft. Somehow, I think the Giants could have been a touch better with Pat Mahomes. Don’t know why? Do you?

  19. The following indicates that there is a significant issue with NYG culture and it will not soon be fixed.

    “Multiple Giants players repeated Shurmur’s words in the closed-door meeting on condition of anonymity.”

  20. “Play better or else” isn’t going to work. Every NFL player knows they have to perform and their job is on the line. Employers don’t pay you millions to goof off. The GM and coach have 100% of the responsibility.

  21. joshgordonsbong says:
    November 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    Bob says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Yeah, that’s a sound way to run an organization: fire a head coach every two years. How about the general manager get better players or he goes?
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    You;re not a giants fan or you are and don’t watch the games….this team has the personnel to be much better than they are now, especially in our joke of a division…his play calling is atrocious, i know every play he’s going to rub before he does so you can just imagine what actually D coordinators are seeing, he is uber conservative, IE, opening drive first and goal and we kick a field goal after 4th and goal from the one yard line!!! He doesn;t know when to challenge or not challenge plays….He’s so far over his head he can see his ankles while looking up…so you were saying??….

    Your team is the biggest reason to say Joke of a division. Philly and Dallas are miles ahead of the Giants and Redskins so don’t drag them down into your mess.

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