Joe Judge’s public jury says his team must execute better in a primetime spot
The first team to start the year out in an 0-2 hole was Joe Judge’s New York Giants. While they only lost on the road by a point on a last-second field goal to the Washington Football Team, it is hard to see New York making a serious push towards the postseason this year. Yes, the NFC East may be as bad as it was last season, but we have seen their three rivals all play better than them.
What this comes down to is what is the ceiling under Judge in New York? The high-school disciplinary game plan at practice and in training camp is not working. They would have won on Thursday had it not been for an offsides penalty from one of their former top draft picks Dexter Lawrence. New York may turn it around in the next 15 weeks, but the first two speak volumes.
Ultimately, the Giants are only going to be as good as starting quarterback Daniel Jones allows them to be. While there are moments where he plays like a franchise quarterback and a top-10 pick, he can be inherently reckless with the football and severely costs his team that already has very little margin for error. The Giants are not a good football team, and Judge is not helping them.
There is a chance ownership cuts bait with Jones and Judge after the end of the year if it goes bad.