Giants like what they heard from Bill Belichick about Joe Judge

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The Giants were impressed by the recommendation they got on new coach Joe Judge from his old boss, Bill Belichick.

But the referral Belichick got from another coach also carried some weight.

Via Tom Rock of Newsday, Giants co-owner John Mara said that Alabama coach Nick Saban sending Judge to work for Belichick mattered as well.

“Obviously, Nick is not going to send Bill a dog,” Mara said.

The endorsement from two coaches of that caliber went a long way toward putting their faith in the 38-year-old.

“One thing Bill said was that he gave Joe more and more responsibility and very quickly he stopped having to look over his shoulder,” Mara said. “The more I spoke to him, the more excited I got about Joe Judge. . . .

“I have a lot of respect for Bill. We have a good relationship. He doesn’t have bad coaches on his staff. I think he has said publicly that Joe’s one of the best coaches he’s ever had. All of that was factored in.”

Mara was asked if, when talking to Belichick, he ever asked if the Patriots coach was interested in coming back to New York.

“Bill’s under contract,” Mara replied, apparently bluntly.

Of course, the Giants couldn’t/wouldn’t afford Matt Rhule, so Belichick would obviously be out of their price range anyway.

19 responses to “Giants like what they heard from Bill Belichick about Joe Judge

  1. Eric Bieniemy can’t get a job. The only man to win in Detroit, Jim Caldwell can’t get a job, but this no-name walks right in.

    NFL needs to shelve the Rooney Rule. It’s good intent has been ruined. Back to square one.

  2. Of course, the Giants couldn’t/wouldn’t afford Matt Rhule, so Belichick would obviously be out of their price range anyway.

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    70mil contract is overpay for rookie NFL headcoach like Rhule, but vastly underpay for Belichick. So I doubt the Giants will hesitate to offer that contract if Bill wants to leave NE.

  3. Not that I’m an authority but from afar Joe Judges resume was less than impressive compared to the field of candidates. I’m a Pats fan. I thought the ST unit was great like they usually are. But he was also the WR coach and they were the worst unit on the past 13 years. I don’t know. I look at his resume and think this guy probably needed another 10 or 12 years experience compared to the other candidates. This smells like a forced or fast tracked decision. But like I said what do I know?

  4. You can say what you want about Bill, he always goes to bat for people on his staff when they look for advancement opportunities outside of New England. Same thing with players; he has a habit of cutting guys in training camp a bit earlier than he has to so they have more time to catch on with another team.

  5. No one here will EVER forget the Andre Reed defense. Carl Banks makes sure we’re reminded a few times a year, anyway.

    Mara/Tisch would give anything short of a majority interest, to have BB back.

  6. qdog112 says: “NFL needs to shelve the Rooney Rule. It’s good intent has been ruined. Back to square one.”
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    Quite the opposite. Joe Judge was a complete surprise to Giants’ search and on NO ONE’S radar but was able to knock it out of the ballpark in the interview.

    Shows that all you need to do is get a foot in the door (ie Rooney Rule) and it’s up to the candidate to wow them.

  7. Listening to Judge yesterday, he sounded like a military leader at a boot camp.

    I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

  8. GIANTS couldn’t afford Bellichik?

    That’s pretty moronic, not only would they pay his number, he would likley get a piece of the pie from an ownership standpoint too.

    Mara and Tisch are both Billionaires. You do realize that don’t you?

    Matt Rhule is a good coach, 7 years is crazy though.

  9. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    January 10, 2020 at 8:32 am
    Belichick also had great things to say about Matt Patricia. We all see how that’s working out.

    31 12 Rate Down

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    You need players as well. Look at Detroit’s roster compared to NEs. It has little to do with the quality of the coaching.

  10. Charlie Weiss = Fail (.455%) College HC
    Eric Mangini = Fail (.413%)
    Josh McDaniel = Fail (.393%)
    Romeo Crennel = Fail (.337%)
    Matt Patricia = Fail (.297%)
    Brian Flores = ? (.313%)
    Jim Schwartz = Fail (.363)
    Nick Saban = Fail NFL (.469). Great in college
    Bill O’Brien = ? (.542%)

    Bill Belichek with Tom Brady (.773%)
    Bill Belichek without Tom Brady (.464%)

  11. Belichick’s revenge on the Giants for stealing two Super Bowls including the “best ever” team.

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