Joe Judge on Daniel Jones: No one’s got a spot on the depth chart

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Giants head coach Joe Judge did not refer to any of the team’s players by name when he held his first press conference after getting the job and that didn’t change when he spoke to the media from the Scouting Combine on Tuesday.

That’s not the only trait about Judge that’s come through in his early days in the job. Another is that he won’t set any expectations for those unnamed players, including the one that the Giants selected sixth overall in last year’s draft.

Judge wouldn’t refer to Daniel Jones as the team’s starting quarterback. He wouldn’t even suggest that Jones will be on the team’s roster in 2020 as he referenced the blank wall behind him as the depth chart and said “no one’s got a spot.”

“I’m not going to establish any status or hierarchy within the player or position groups by spending a month talking about individuals,” Judge said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “That’s important to me.”

Judge said that he understands his refusal to discuss Jones directly could be taken as a sign that he’s less than confident Jones is the right man for the job, but that he believes the team’s players will “understand over time how much we’re going to support” them in the future.

24 responses to “Joe Judge on Daniel Jones: No one’s got a spot on the depth chart

  1. Judge is being disingenuous. Of course Jones is the starting QB. The Giants didn’t bring Judge in to help find a new QB. His statement is ridiculous. Keep it up and he’ll have zero credibility.

  2. Sounds like another position coach that thinks he can reinvent the wheel now that he’s a HC . Hope he learns fast that grown men don’t respond to high school types of motivation otherwise he might be shown an early exit a move that the Giants have perfected recently for their HC .

  3. Ha what a Belichickian answer! “See that blank wall? That’s the only answer you’re gettin’ media”

    Lolz

  4. In sports, you’re only as good (or bad) as your next game. So Judge is right. As bad as the Giants have been of late, everyone on the roster should be fighting for their job.

  5. This. This is why Garrett will probably be the interim HC by January. The attitude should be to trust the qb enough to lead your team. If Judge is posturing, he will learn very quickly how that can backfire.

  6. Particularly comical given that Jones is dirt cheap on his rookie deal so they’re not going to go hunting for a high-priced replacement nor would they likely spend another draft pick on a QB right now.

  7. It’s kind of obvious Jones is the QB. Barkley is the RB and Engram is the TE. Just to name 3. Players understand the ‘what have you done for me lately’ mantra but they HATE it being shoved down their throats. THEY KNOW. But they still deserve respect for what they’ve done. That’s how grown men think.

    He’s doing what Mangini did with the Jets. How’d that work out? Ugh…not a happy Giants fan right now. I was fan before he was born. Double ugh…

  8. billzbubb says: “Judge is being disingenuous. Of course Jones is the starting QB. The Giants didn’t bring Judge in to help find a new QB. His statement is ridiculous. Keep it up and he’ll have zero credibility.”
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    Right. How did that “entitlement” work out in Arizona for 10th overall pick Josh Rosen? You think Kingsbury cared about Rosen when he came in and drafted Murray?

  9. Judge is a young guy who is simply trying to be like the slick “say nothing” HC who his idol BB is. Note to Judge: being able to say “nothing” like BB does is an art form…and you havent come close to mastering it. BB had 2 rings with the Giants as a DC before he was ever even a head coach. Put in your time kid.

  10. Has that military my way or the highway feel about him. Maybe works with HS kids but will go over like a turd in a punch bowl with grown men…

  11. arwiv says:
    …BB had 2 rings with the Giants as a DC before he was ever even a head coach. Put in your time kid.
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    Judge has 3 rings while an assistant, but yes he’s prob way too green – only promoted to ST coordinator last season. Should’ve put 3-5 years at that level, but it’s hard to turn down HC offers and money. I think Giants wanted McDaniels and this was as close as they could get.

  12. Yes we know, everyone has to prove themselves. The people that really need to prove themselves are Bill Belichick’s ex-assistants. A lot have gotten jobs, but I’m still waiting on one to win something. Just win something. Geez, the law of averages would suggest one of those guys would have won a super bowl by now, but notta. I want winners!

  13. charliecharger says:
    February 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    Yes we know, everyone has to prove themselves. The people that really need to prove themselves are Bill Belichick’s ex-assistants. A lot have gotten jobs, but I’m still waiting on one to win something. Just win something. Geez, the law of averages would suggest one of those guys would have won a super bowl by now, but notta. I want winners!

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    Shows you how great Belichick is

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