I know many Giants’ fans want Dave Gettleman out
Former NFL executive of the year and former Minnesota Vikings general manager Jeff Diamond was a guest on the podcast “Valentine’s Views” and he indicated that he believes there’s a 50-50 chance that Dave Gettleman will be back as the New York Giants’ general manager next season.
Diamond was also asked whether he belives the Giants have improved.
“I think it’s kind of hard to tell in some ways,” Diamond said, via Big Blue View. “I think it’s difficult to judge the team when their dynamic running back has been out, obviously Saquon Barkley.
“Just the other thing that’s difficult is just the COVID season. It’s kind of hard to make big judgments on teams. I just think it was always going to be the advantage was going to go the teams that had the returning head coaches, returning quarterbacks, a returning core of talent.
“The advantage really goes to those teams with no offseason program on field and makes it very difficult for a team with a lot of turnover, lot of changes, such as the Giants.”
Diamond also gave his thoughts on Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones.
“I’ve seen some good things from Daniel Jones. The other night was a great example against Tampa Bay when his inaccuracy at times and forcing some balls and throws two picks, but he’s got the good mobility, he’s got a good enough arm and he just flashes some really good things such as the touchdown pass to Golden Tate which was a great throw. Then, he gets them in position to tie the game and makes a bad throw on the two-point conversion,” Diamond said.
This has certainly been a tough year to judge the Giants given that their offseason practice time was pretty much non-existent with COVID-19. Now I’m not saying Gettleman deserves another year because it’s obvious that this team doesn’t have the talent needed to compete in the NFL and get back to the playoffs. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.