Giants owners participated in team meeting to discuss the murder of George Floyd

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Many teams have devoted one or more virtual meetings since the murder of George Floyd to the topics of systemic racism and police brutality. Giants coach Joe Judge used Friday’s session with his players for that purpose.

According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch participated in the meeting, in order to listen and understand the issues being discussed and to absorb the thoughts and emotions of the team’s players.

The organization issued a statement regarding the Floyd murder this week. Plenty of teams have spoken; the effort is now in the process of shifting toward action. Given the copycat nature of the NFL, the action of actively involving ownership in discussions with players regarding these issues is something that other NFL teams should consider lifting from the Giants.

10 responses to “Giants owners participated in team meeting to discuss the murder of George Floyd

  1. It’s a good step considering how far behind the times Mr Mara appeared was when discussing Kaep. Another good step would be to invite former team leaders like Pierce, Jacobs, Osi, Strahan and Tuck to speak.

    Another note that Flo was preparing to break this week, Leftwich could be coaching the Bucs on the sidelines this year. There have been discussions given the continuing pandemic. Arians would still be heavily involved but Leftwich could be the on field coach.

  2. You do realize its a homicide at not murder at this point.. I know it doesn’t fit your narrative but facts are facts

  3. NinoBrown says:
    June 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    It’s a good step considering how far behind the times Mr Mara appeared was when discussing Kaep. Another good step would be to invite former team leaders like Pierce, Jacobs, Osi, Strahan and Tuck to speak.

    Another note that Flo was preparing to break this week, Leftwich could be coaching the Bucs on the sidelines this year. There have been discussions given the continuing pandemic. Arians would still be heavily involved but Leftwich could be the on field coach.
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    You want white people to help the cause. Than why not have at least one of them speak also.

  4. bigclam says:
    June 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm
    You do realize its a homicide at not murder at this point.. I know it doesn’t fit your narrative but facts are facts

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    Really?

  5. NinoBrown says:
    June 7, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Fair point but listening and understanding is the key
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    This won’t go over very well. But here goes. I completely agree with your statement. But through the lens of “post George Floyd” America it doesn’t seem to fit. The current situation is more along the lines of “white people need to listen, learn, and understand”. Because so far, whenever anyone says “I understand but…” they are eviscerated as part of the problem. A conversation needs to happen, but it can’t happen until both sides are willing to listen to some pretty harsh criticisms.

    We see statements like “to imagine why it’s like to be black in America”. Not easy to do if you aren’t black. I would counter, “try to imagine why it’s like to be a police officer”. Because you think you know, doesn’t mean you do. It’s really easy to criticize that which we don’t know. I really wish a lot of the people complaining about the police would go join the force. Be the change you want. Show people how policing can be done without violence and brutality. That’s fair, right?

  6. You have a systemic problem. Imagine if Bloomberg was the democratic rep. He bought his way into the democratic field. Yet, he oversaw the NYPD stop and frisk program. Perhaps the most openly racially discriminatory program in our countries history. This country needs a complete overhaul not ending here but tearing down political parties and ending all gun violence. Disbanding police forces is similar to changing coaches, it’s a good step but there’s bigger underlying problems that go on.

  7. Really?
    Yeah, really.. While your sitting in your basement Google something called due process

  8. If this was an article about a little league or Pop Warner League it would be one thing but these are grown men whose values have been long established. A talk from coaches and owners is not going to change their values, its simply pandering to activist organizations to give the appearance that the Giants and the NFL are ‘doing something’.

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