Joe Judge: You don’t deserve to be in the playoffs at 6-10

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Giants head coach Joe Judge garnered plenty of headlines with his rant about disrespecting the game by not playing to win for all 60 minutes. He was clearly talking about the Eagles, though he never mentioned them or former head coach Doug Pederson by name.

Though the comments received widespread praise, it didn’t escape some that Judge’s own team finished the season 6-10 and had plenty of opportunities to win the NFC East that didn’t involve Philadelphia beating Washington in Week 17.

To that end, Judge noted in an interview with WFAN on Tuesday that he knows the Giants sealed their own fate.

“Look, that’s our fault. Point blank. We have to do better. 6-10 is not a playoff team. That’s the reality. That’s what it is. You don’t deserve to be in the playoffs with that. Our guys understand that,” Judge said, via Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com “We’re not trying to sit back and make some excuse, or sit back and paint some picture that someone else owes us anything. They don’t. We owe it to ourselves to go out there and take advantage.

“What I was commenting on was specifically was about our players asking me about that and how I would respond to it. I was clear about what my message to the team was throughout the year from Day 1. And the last meeting we had as a team, that’s what I shared as well. So they could understand our approach as an organization here and my approach as a coach to make sure they’re always out there fighting for a result.”

Judge reiterated his comments were about how he would approach that type of situation with his own team, especially considering the sacrifices people made for the 2020 season to happen.

“We’re always going to try to put the payers in position to be successful, and we expect the players to always play for 60 minutes,” Judge said. “It has nothing to do with us not making the playoffs.”

17 responses to “Joe Judge: You don’t deserve to be in the playoffs at 6-10

  1. Or 7-9 Or 8-8. 9-7 is even borderline . I say. At least it’s a winning record anything else you don’t deserve it

  2. It should be noted in his year end press conference, Judge admitted the Giants should not have needed to rely on the Eagles winning immediately before the “disrespecting the game” comments were uttered.

    The latter statement sells headlines, but everything Judge said was right.

  3. Joe needs to learn when to zippa his lippa. That said, is he REALLY saying that if they won the division at 6-10, he would have refused to play in the home playoff game?

  4. never mind the eagles…we were one “pro bowler” evan engram drop away from beating them which would have put us in in the first place….

  5. Judge is trying to walk back his comment. The way it was stated was definitely an arrow shot at Pederson. The fact he even commented on Philadelphia made that clear. At 6-10 he should have only said “We didn’t deserve to win the division, we have to play better”.

  6. billzbubb says:
    January 12, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Judge is trying to walk back his comment. The way it was stated was definitely an arrow shot at Pederson. The fact he even commented on Philadelphia made that clear. At 6-10 he should have only said “We didn’t deserve to win the division, we have to play better”.

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    Joe Judge isn’t walking back anything. You’re either super jealous you don’t have him for a coach or didn’t read the transcripts of the ENTIRE q&a when initial comments were made.

    Why can’t anyone read the FULL STORY before just commenting on the headlines?

    BTW, JJ was 100% right.

  7. Judge has hit it on the screws every time he commented about this. This is a tempest in a tea cup.

  8. Eagles fans so sensitive about their once proud franchise pulling a tank job. I can’t blame them for feeling humiliated. How much is Philly integrity worth? Well they set the price … 3 draft slots.

  9. mykelane says:
    January 12, 2021 at 11:42 am
    So that’s what they meant when they said he sure can spin it.
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    Danny Dimes looked like Danny 2 cent this season!

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