The New York Giants continued to have offensive struggles in a 30-10 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, resulting in offensive coordinator Jason Garret losing his job. The team confirmed the news on Tuesday, posting a short message on their official social media.
Garrett was fired less than 24 hours after the Giants managed just 215 yards of offense against the Bucs. The offense also had season-low 15 first downs and produced only one play that went over 16 yards.
Speaking with reporters after the game, Giants head coach Joe Judge admitted that his team struggles to score while blaming the coaching staff.
“We have to do a better job of scoring points,” Judge said via ESPN. “We have to do a better job of putting our players in a position to make plays. We have too many good players.”
The Giants have been one of the worst teams on offense in NFL since Jason Garrett took over the offensive coordinator duties ahead of the 2020 season. In his first year on the job, the team managed to score just 17.5 points per game, which ranked them 31st in the league. This season, the Giants are 25th with 18.9 points per game.
It is unclear who will succeed Garrett in the OC role, but former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchen is considered to be a strong candidate. Kitchen joined the organization as a tight-end coach in 2020 before being promoted to the senior offensive assistant role before the 2021 season.