Giants shaking up their coaching staff
Even though the New York Giants’ offensive line has been playing well as of late, they’ve fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
The Giants are reportedly replacing him with longtime NFL assistant Dave DeGuglielmo. What’s interesting is that New York head coach Joe Judge hired Colombo over DeGuglielmo back in January. He clearly believes he didn’t make the right decision and is switching things up midseason during their current bye week.
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network says that the reason the Giants’ offensive line has improved is because of Judge working with them closely, so it clearly wasn’t Colombo.
It looks like Judge didn’t believe in Colombo helping the line and felt like DeGuglielmo can do a better job.
While it’s great how Judge has helped his offensive line improve, he can’t keep working with them each and every week because as the head coach he has to be able to oversee everything and make sure they’re on track and improving all around. He can’t do that if he’s focusing too much time on the offensive line.
Update: Garafolo says that the Giants were going to bring in DeGuglielmo to help Colombo but it sounds like he wasn’t very happy about hat idea which is why he was fired.
DeGuglielmo was actually hired a week ago as a consultant, according to Pelissero.
Here are reports of a fistfight between Judge and Colombo, but those are false, according to reports.