Pat Shurmur knows that he may be running out of time

AP

The Giants fired Ben McAdoo after his 28th regular-season game. He had gone 13-15, and he had taken the team to the playoffs in his first season.

On Sunday, Pat Shurmur coached his 28th regular-season game. He’s now 7-21.

The talk is increasing that Shurmur may not be suited for the job he has.

I’m well aware of it,” Shurmur said regarding the criticism of his performance after the 31-13 loss to the Packers. “People will change what they think of us and me when we win games.”

The Giants have lost eight in a row, and they play the Eagles twice over the final four weeks of the season. Games against the Dolphins and Washington could be the only thing standing between the Giants and a 2-14 season — which would be their first two-win season since 1974 and their worst record ever in a 16-game campaign.

So don’t be surprised if Shurmur ends up among the coaches who end up out of a job when the season ends. The only question at this point is whether he makes it to the end of the season.

30 responses to “Pat Shurmur knows that he may be running out of time

  1. Let it drag so we get a better pick. Please – don’t go on a late season run and ruin a top 3 pick and the possibility of trading down for more picks.

    While we are at it, fire Gettleman and hire Louis Riddick

  2. davefromacquisitions says:
    December 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm
    Is it still all Eli’s fault?
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    No it’s not. Not by a long shot as the team has many weaknesses.
    But, it was still the right decision to hand the team to Jones.
    I think the Giants would look worse under Manning and Jones is picking up valuable experience for the future.

  3. Ron Rivera is the guy that should be running out of time. In fact it should be OVER for that guy after today that loss was HORRIBLE!!

  4. carloswlassiter says:
    December 1, 2019 at 9:13 pm
    Everyone knows he’s not the answer, and everyone knows he’s going to be fired. Why are they dragging this out?

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    What’s funny is only Gettleman thought Shurmer was a good idea, then again he also thought a franchise RB was more important than a franchise QB.

    Was there any other coaching candidate willing to commit to Eli starting indefinitely when hired or was Shurmer the only one?

  5. firerogergoodellnow says:
    December 1, 2019 at 9:57 pm
    Games against the Dolphins and REDSKINS could be the only thing standing between the Giants and a 2-14

    Ok Boomer! Grow up, it’s the future and it’s happening. Nice All Caps though, really got your point across.

  6. If you think Mara is going to fire Shurmer after just 2 seasons when Jones hadn’t yet had a full offseason of preparation, you’re dreaming.

    Shurmer will be back.

  7. Last year John Harbaugh and Sean McDermott played rookie QB’s and a lot of fans who don’t understand football were calling for their heads. This year their QB’s are in their 2nd seasons and looking fantastic, and their teams are winning. McDermott and Harbaugh will be among the finalists for coach of the year. For you people that are new to football, the QB position takes a while to master, and the coach has nothing to do with it. The coaches look a lot smarter when their QB’s play well. Bill Belichick got fired from a job before he got Tom Brady. Believe me, Bill wasn’t getting out-coached. The dummies fired him anyway. Now he has a great QB and we’re calling him the greatest coach ever. Who’s the dummies?

  8. gmen32 says:

    December 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    davefromacquisitions says:
    December 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm
    Is it still all Eli’s fault?
    ———————————————
    No it’s not. Not by a long shot as the team has many weaknesses.
    But, it was still the right decision to hand the team to Jones.
    I think the Giants would look worse under Manning and Jones is picking up valuable experience for the future.
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    I thought Eli was benched too early, I thought Shurmur and 3 rollouts on 3rd down in Dallas was a bigger reason why they lost then Eli. Shurmur phrased that Jones gave us a better chance to win, well, we now know that was BS.. I will also point out that in both Eli starts Saquon had over 100 yards rushing and hasn’t had one since. I do think Eli wins more games but it still would have been in a losing season. I think Barkley would have gotten better numbers simply because Eli would’ve got him out of bad plays and put him in good ones. Now in saying that, everyone knew this was Eli’s last year and this does give DJ a lot of game experience, but you have to wonder if he would have benefited sitting back a little more before being thrown into the fire.

  9. go ahead and let him go but they wont change the fact you have no pass rush not linebackers and no secondary not to mention the offensive tacklers are not nfl caliber the center is not an nfl player but a new coach should change all that …

  10. Hard to believe two teams now have hired him as HC. Everything about his demeanor says that he’s in over his head. Giants should send some kind of message and fire him now. What’s the difference, they’re going to fire him on Black Monday anyway. Coaching the NY Football Giants is a coveted job, and the Giants organization has made an embarrassment of the coaching situation since they fired Coughlin.

  11. End of season….Pats don’t make Superbowl. Brady relocates. Belichick hired by Giants. Develops Jones w Barkley. Runs his own Defensive Mastermind skills. Giants dynasty begins….

  12. The division could have at least 3 new HCs next year , has that ever happened before ? And as of the last few games Washington has been the best team in the division … what is this Bizzaro World ? …. Giants will be Drafting in the top 5 picks for three years in a row , wondering what they do if a stud QB falls to them .

  13. The Giants have some needs especially on the defensive side but let’s not kid ourselves Pat needs to be fired ASAP. As a Giants fan I look forward to the day of his firing. He is with out question the worst coach in the league and will go down as one of the worst coaches of all time. He’s completely clueless and his play calling is stale with no creativity. Saquon is a complete non factor and will continue to be as long this idiot is the coach. What really concerns me is John Mara actually hired this guy. Johns from the old school and will probably hire some has been like Mike Mcarthy. There’s a lot of bright football minds out there, let’s go get one. And the people that are defending Pat are probably either Eagles or Cowboys fans that want the Giants to keep him. I don’t know how anyone that watches the Giants can defend this guy. It’s painfully obvious in his “game plan” that Pat is so lost there’s an APB put out week after week. I see him at his presser after the game looking stoned and asking dude where’s my car, I just want to jump through the tv and slap him.

  14. chastain00 says:
    December 2, 2019 at 8:02 am
    The division could have at least 3 new HCs next year , has that ever happened before ? And as of the last few games Washington has been the best team in the division … what is this Bizzaro World ? …. Giants will be Drafting in the top 5 picks for three years in a row , wondering what they do if a stud QB falls to them .

    The last thing the Giants need is a QB so the answer to you’re question should be pretty obvious. I think a lot of people are still clueless on how good Daniel Jones is going to be.

  15. Not that I think Shurmur is the answer, but it’s not really fair to compare records. Shurmur took over a 3-13 team (coached by McAdoo), and watched the front office get rid of a lot of talent (JPP, Snacks, Vernon, OBJ, Collins) over the last two years. McAdoo’s first season saw the front office infamously spend $200 million to build a “contender”, which he promptly ran into the ground.

  16. The Giants have lost eight in a row, and they play the Eagles twice over the final four weeks of the season. Games against the Dolphins and Washington could be the only thing standing between the Giants and a 2-14 season
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    Did we not just watch the Eagles lose to the Dolphins? I would say the odds of the Giants splitting with Philly are better than the odds of the Giants going 1-1 versus Miami and Washington.

  17. Whatever the hell happened to the Giants started WAAAAY before Shurmer! Tom Coughlin was one of the best coaches in the NFL then something went wrong! A head coach can only do so much.either the real talent (assistant coaches) got sniped or the people responsible for scouting left/retired, OR the ownership decided to do a Jerry Jones and stick their fingers in the pie only to taint it. NO way 1 man messes up a franchise that has been at or near the top of their Division for 30-plus years all of a sudden are the worse, or near that, all in the course of a few years, If Eli were on a different team he would have another ring or two….

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