Joe Judge takes responsibility
Following Sunday’s 26-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants’ head coach Joe Judge took responsibility by admitting that they were outcoached and outplayed.
Judge’s admission is a breathe of fresh air. It’s good when a coach can take ownership of the shortcomings of his team because it takes some pressure off the rest of the team. It also shows the leadership that the Giants have been missing at the head coaching position.
When it comes to Giants’ starting quarterback Daniel Jones, Judge said that they knew he wouldn’t be able to run much and were only concerned about him protecting himself. He doesn’t have any regrets when it comes to having Jones play even though he was limping towards the end of the game. Hopefully Jones didn’t injure his hamstring even more.
Judge was also asked if he thinks this loss was a result of a hangover after last week’s big win over the Seattle Seahawks.
“I don’t think we had any kind of hangover from going out to Seattle last week,” said Judge, via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “We simply didn’t coach well enough and play well enough. That’s just the hard truth of it.”
The Giants can’t sulk right now with them still in the thick of the race for the NFC East or even a possible Wild Card spot. Next up is a match-up against a very good Cleveland Browns team on Sunday Night Football.