Joe Judge was willing to help Marc Colombo
About a week ago, the New York Giants decided to move on from former offensive line coach Marc Colombo after he cursed out head coach Joe Judge.
Judge and Colombo’s squabble started a few weeks ago at practice when both men had a disagreement on technique that their offensive lineman should be using. Another thing was that Judge wanted to use a rotation along the offensive line and Colombo didn’t.
With the Giants’ offensive line struggling earlier in the season until, Judge stepped in to help, he wanted to bring in Dave DeGuglielmo as a consultant and informed Colombo of the move last week and that’s when he exploded and went off, which prompted the Giants’ organization to fire Colombo and had security inform him that he no longer has a job with the team.
Now Ralph Vacchiano of SNY is reporting that Judge wanted to keep Colombo and work with him despite their disagreements. But when he flipped out, it changed everything.
The hope, one source said, was that DeGuglielmo, who has 16 years of experience as an NFL assistant, could help guide Colombo, who is in only his fifth year as an NFL coach, particularly with teaching techniques.
Colombo resisted, which led to the nasty confrontation last Tuesday night. Judge could clearly see there were “philosophical differences,” as one source put it, and that Colombo wanted no part of working with a de facto assistant. Still, one source said Judge might have tried to make it work if it hadn’t been for Colombo’s over-the-top reaction.
It’s clear that Colombo’s pride got the best of him, which is unfortunate. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for him as an NFL coach.