Steve Tisch: Decisions about Giants direction coming at end of year

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Pat Shurmur’s record as the Giants head coach fell to 7-21 with last Sunday’s loss to the Packers and Shurmur said after the game that he’s “well aware” of the mounting criticism of his efforts.

Giants ownership has not had much to say publicly about the possibility of a coaching change, but co-owner Steve Tisch did address the franchise’s direction at a March of Dimes event on Tuesday. Tisch was asked about Shurmur and General Manager Dave Gettleman and offered no vote of confidence beyond saying no decisions about the future would be made right now.

He asked for patience from the team’s fans because “their voice is being heard” ahead of a planned meeting with co-owner John Mara when the year is out.

“It’s been a very frustrating season,” Tisch said, via Bruce Beck of WNBC. “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.”

If Shurmur is safe for the next four weeks and wants to be back in 2020, it would be a good time for some of the behind-the-scenes improvements he’s touted of late to make their way to the surface.

35 responses to “Steve Tisch: Decisions about Giants direction coming at end of year

  1. “their voice is being heard”

    When NFL owners or Goodell for that matter use this phrase, it really means they don’t care the slightest what the fans think as long as the huge TV money checks keep coming in and viewership doesn’t drop off.

  2. Giants fans week 1-Sit Eli and play the kid, I dont care about wins, lets get the future QB some experience, Giants fans week 13-we only won two games the coach and Gm must go time to clean house….This is why coaches dont like to play rookie QB…

  3. Shurmur has to be gone. The giants have been one of the worst teams In the nfl for quite a few years now. And Gettlemans plan for this team really shows he has no direction what so ever. The giants are a giant mess. Mara and Tisch are horrible owners

  4. With the amount of house cleaning this team has done over the past four years, you should be able to do surgery on the floors.

  5. Need to see if there is any market left for a Barkley trade to get some draft picks. So many huge holes on that roster and Saquon looks like he’s already breaking down from overuse in college.

  6. The Giants owners have always been the root cause of the team’s struggles. No way the team representing NYC and most of Conn and NJ should be so horribly run. Everybody in both families has a position on the team, including the family pets. They pick a coach based on how he looks in a suit and the hire GM’s based on how many Christmas cards he sends them.

  7. Why is it that the New York Giants as a BRAND reminds me so much of the BLACKBERRY Phones.
    You talk about a franchise that needs a serious upgrade/reboot in every way.

  8. Who drafts a running back 2nd overall when you have no quarterback. So when you finally draft a quarterback and build the team around him Barkley will be useless with having his best years already wasted. Than the giants draft hill at def tackle and than burn a first rounder on dexter Lawrence who has been good but still not position awareness for Gettleman. Than you trade Beckham and sign a veteran like Golden Tate who again is good but the move made no sense. Not to mention you better hope baker and Sam Beal turn Into something because the draft capital you put into those guys makes them ur starters at corner. And out of all this I’m not even talking about Leonard I never have a sack Williams. Who the jets completely robbed you guys with. Talk about roster mismanagement and I think Dave has to go as well how could you possibly trust this guy. And I’m also not mentioning the misses on the offensive line or paying Eli 23 million and than drafting jones. What’s ur plan Dave

  9. The direction this year was to play for this year and play for the near future and play for the distant future and then to trade draft picks to win now and…

    Yeah, they could use some improvement from Gettleman.

  10. dwinsgames says:
    December 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    Shurmur out. Matt Rhule in. Please!!!

    I couldn’t agree more. Hiring Matt Rhule would be absolutely huge. He’s a great coach and I have no doubt in my mind he’s the dude that can and will get this franchise turned around. There should be several teams hot on his trail so the Giants better go at him hard. I don’t know why they are delaying the inevitable, Pat doesn’t deserve to finish the season, give him the boot and lets get on with it.

  11. I think the Gettleman and the Giants may have seen Shurmur as a Bill Belichick type because of his bland and uncharismatic personality. They got that part right but forgot Shurmur was a lousy head coach.

  12. Soooo… Pat freaking Shurmer gets until the end of the season but Rivera get frog-marched during???

  13. shurmur is def gonzo, wish they would just pull the trigger now…gettleman is a coin flip but i think with this rivera news he might just use him to get one last chance, personally I don’t think he’s done a bad job based on what reece left him…he’s shed a ton of cap and the beckham trade is looking pretty good right about now

  14. Shurmur is in his 2nd year with the Giants. They were a mess before he arrived which is why he was hired. So why in Shurmur’s second year do fans and management expect the Giants to be a contending team in the NFC?

  15. Shurmur has THREE years left on his deal.

    THREE!

    They need to get rid of Gettelman too.

    Get a new GM, and let him pick a HC.

    There are coaches on the Street right now or working as co-ordinators that have been better Head Coaches then Shurmur, by a lot:
    – Mike McCarthy
    – Jim Caldwell
    – John Fox
    – Chuck Pagano to name a few.

    I am not saying any of these guys is a Long Term answer but they are ALL better then Shurmur. All have had winning seasons, all have had Playoff wins. Three of the Four have been to Super Bowls.

    But Gettelman PICKED Shurmur.

    Ugh.

  16. fmc651 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm
    Shurmur is in his 2nd year with the Giants. They were a mess before he arrived which is why he was hired. So why in Shurmur’s second year do fans and management expect the Giants to be a contending team in the NFC?

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    I don’t think the expectation was for them to be contenders. They just wanted them to show up on Sunday.

  17. fmc651 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Shurmur is in his 2nd year with the Giants. They were a mess before he arrived which is why he was hired. So why in Shurmur’s second year do fans and management expect the Giants to be a contending team in the NFC?
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    Contending? Fans would be delighted to see even the slightest indication of competence out of this team and coaching staff.

  18. If you think Kara will fire this guy after 2 years (1) after giving the preceding guy only 2 years and (2) after the second year was spent breaking in a new QB, you are dreaming.

    No one would want the job. They’d be too scared of the short leash not to mention the New York media.

    Mara knows this. That’s why Shurm is getting another year.

  19. jvw1982 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    Giants fans week 1-Sit Eli and play the kid, I dont care about wins, lets get the future QB some experience, Giants fans week 13-we only won two games the coach and Gm must go time to clean house….This is why coaches dont like to play rookie QB…-
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    Daniel Jones is actually having a decent year. It’s the freaking Defense. Last year it was Eli was trash and the defense was trash again. That is why Shurmur has to go

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