3 Giants who should be fired if season doesn’t turn around

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The New York Giants are 0-2 following a Thursday night thriller in Washington, if they can’t turn it around, it should be time to clean house.

For the fifth successive season, the New York Giants find themselves in an 0-2 hole following a heartbreaking loss to the Washington Football Team on Thursday night.

The Giants looked to have the game won when Washington’s Dustin Hopkins pushed his first crack at a game-winning field goal wide right, however, he was given another shot as defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence was flagged offsides. Hopkins subsequently nailed a 43-yarder to settle a primetime thriller 30-29 in their favor, leaving the Giants facing a difficult challenge to compete in the NFC East.

It was a game of missed opportunities for the Giants, the most notable of which came on Darius Slayton’s drop in the endzone. Had he caught that ball, things would look significantly rosier for the team following a strong performance from oft-maligned quarterback Daniel Jones.

Now, however, they are left to reflect on what might have been and, with Washington appearing well-placed for a run at a second straight division title after avoiding an 0-2 start, the Philadelphia Eagles starting hot in Week 1 and the Dallas Cowboys pushing the defending Super Bowl champions all the way in their opener, the prospect of the Giants fighting their way back into contention look slim.

In the Tom Coughlin era, the Giants were a bastion of continuity. Since his departure, though, they have cycled through head coaches, with Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur enduring brief tenures as head coaches before Joe Judge’s arrival. If things do not turn around this year, there will be a strong case for heads rolling again in the coming offseason.

Here we look at three members of the Giants organization who should be fired if 2021 is another losing year for New York.