NY Giants Coach Takes Responsibility For Team Struggles

Giants' QB Daniel Jones
Giants' QB Daniel Jones. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock

The New York Giants hoped the 2021 NFL season would finally be the one in which they return to playoffs. But as it turns out, this season had nothing but disappointments in store for both the team and the Giants fans.

Coach Joe Judge isn’t shying away from the fact that his team is playing bad football and believes he knows who’s responsible for the 1-5 start of the campaign.

“I’m the head coach. It’s my responsibility, point blank,” Judge said during a chat with reporters on Thursday. “Every player on this field, every position group, the execution, it all comes down to me. The fish stinks from the head down.”

Still, Judge said that he is feeling no pressure for having another bad start of the season and compiling a 7-15 record since taking over the Giants. The 39-year-old believes his team will turn things around and that better times for the franchise are around the corner.

“I can assure everyone out there that’s a Giants fan and they want to know when it’s going to turn, I can tell them right now we’re working tirelessly to make sure we get this thing turned around in the right direction, not just for short-term results, but for long-term success,” he added.

While it’s great that Judge remains optimistic, it is still hard to see the Giants getting any better anytime soon. They not only have a tough schedule that will see them play teams with a winning record in their next four games but are also significantly banged up and will be without several of their key players in the coming weeks.