Daniel Jones: Everyone’s locked into what Joe Judge is saying


The Giants fired Ben McAdoo during his second season as their head coach and they fired Pat Shurmur just after his second season came to an end, so Joe Judge is trying to buck recent history this year.

Judge piloted the Giants to a 6-10 mark in 2020 and that was good enough to keep them in the hunt for a division title during a down year in the NFC East. This offseason saw the Giants make some big additions in free agency in what many believe is a push for a radical change in fortunes after four straight years out of the playoffs.

According to quarterback Daniel Jones, the Giants shouldn’t have any problem when it comes to players buying into what Judge is saying.

“He’s a great leader,” Jones said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Every time he’s up in front of the team, everyone’s listened, everyone’s sitting up straight and locked into what he’s saying. Certainly has the respect of the team and the guys. That’s because of how well he knows the game, how well he knows the game across the board. Offense, defense, special teams. He just knows football and guys respect that.”

Bill Belichick’s assistants from New England haven’t had much success once they’ve moved onto head coaching jobs, but Judge and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores have shown some signs that they could avoid the same fate as others on that list. A playoff berth for the Giants this season would be a big step in that direction.

6 responses to “Daniel Jones: Everyone’s locked into what Joe Judge is saying

  1. If the roster is inferior or the QB (and others) can’t get play effectively, it doesn’t matter who the coach will be. That said, I have a better feeling about Judge than the last two hires – a retread with a losing record and another in over his head. But ultimately the game is won and lost by the players. Good coaching only takes you so far. (Or, if they are subpar, will lose you winnable games by their mistakes.)

  2. Talk is cheap. Not saying Joe Judge is a bad coach, but let’s see what happens once the games start.

  3. I’d say the Giants could surprise people this year, but Washington and Dallas should both be better teams than last year as well. And if the Eagles can avoid being the league’s most injured team, they could be decent too. Its going to be a fun season in the NFC East!

  4. I never really got the coaching “tree” thing. Isn’t it the job of a head coach to hire coaches that can help you win now and not how much that coach wins in the future? Who’s done that better than Belichick?

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