East Rutherford, NJ- New York Giants Seems to have found their coach. The question is whether the right general manager is paired with him to get the organization back on the road to victory.
The Giants dismissed Director Pat Schulmer on December 30, last year, and when he later hired Joe Judge, he retained Dave Gettleman because he wanted to give him a chance to finish what he had started.
Basically, Gettleman, who was hired as a GM in December 2017, was notified.
At the time, Gettleman said, “I’m really happy with the direction we’re heading,” adding that the Giants’ success “depends on how quickly the puppies arrive.”
A year later, the Giants are defeated from 5-11 and victorious (and some help) from the occupation of the NFC East. Relationship with Getleman: It’s complicated.
It leaves some serious uncertainty about how ownership looks this season. The Giants have made progress and played a meaningful December game. This is what co-owner John Mara wanted to see this season. But that’s just because of the incompetence of the division-Washington and Dallas are leading the NFC East district 6-9-and if the last three weeks prove something, the Giants are still real playoff candidates. It’s a long way to be.
Regarding the future of Gettleman, This is to say that Mara will be a measuring bar Before the season begins in September:
“When I leave the field after the last game I played, I want to feel like I’m heading in the right direction. I have the pieces in place to compete in the Super Bowl. The combination of people we’re here is , Will continue to work. [co-owner] Steve [Tisch] And I need to feel that way. “
The tricky part is that the Giants seem to be heading in the right direction, but light-years away from having the talent to compete in the Super Bowl. In the last three games (all defeats), the roster that Gettleman has collected over the past three years has been categorized by playoff candidates. Arizona Cardinals (Loss of 26-7 in week 14) and Cleveland Browns (20-6) And not even in the same stratosphere Baltimore Ravens (27-13).
It’s blatantly obvious, and some of the giant’s buildings are well aware of the inadequate level of talent.
The judge and Gettleman have been amicable throughout the season. Still, it is impossible to ignore that the latter was the cause of putting together most of this incomplete roster in the last two years.
The perception outside the building seems to be that Gettleman’s tenure created mixed bags.
“In a way, he’s doing a good job. When you see Carter CofflinWorld s, Tae Clouder“They are generally above expectations,” said a former general manager. “But the biggest challenge they face is that ownership has to spend a huge amount of money. It’s in the most expensive position-pass rush, corner, [wide receiver].. “
Is this traditionally patient organization enough to take action with its general manager? The Giants fired GM Jerry Reese and hired Gettleman in the second half of the 2017 season. But before that, George Young (1979-97) and his successor, Arnie Acorsi (1998-2007), retired in that role.
All of this was rolled out during the season that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic that changed off-season programs, training camps, stand fans, etc., but the league circle that GM changes may be imminent. It seems that the belief of is growing.
Mara and Tissue usually wait for their emotions to subside until the end of the season before making a major decision. This should be true again this year, given that the Giants could go into the playoffs or hold the top five picks. 2021 NFL draft..
The most important moves from Gettleman’s three years of work are: This will serve as a criterion for what Mara and Tisch must consider in his assessment.
To date, the Giants have been 14-33 years old in three seasons since Gettleman was appointed general manager. For all three years, they suffered double-digit losses.Only Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals And New York Jets It gets worse during that period, according to a survey by ESPN Stats & Information.
Gettleman believes in trenching-to deal with “pig molly” was his top priority on arrival-but according to NFL Next Gen Stats, the Giants have a passblock win rate (46%) of 31 The pass rush win rate (30%) of this season which is the place and is dead at the end.
Gettleman’s top picks in three drafts created with a running back Saquon Barkley (2nd overall in 2018), quarterback Daniel Jones (6th place in 2019) And left tackle Andrew Thomas (4th place in 2020). Berkeley has a great talent, but two of his first three seasons have been injured and hurt, and the jury is still in the ups and downs of Jones and Thomas.
Free agency movement
Free agents were catastrophic in 2018 and 19 and had a tackle on the left Nate Solder (2018) and wide receiver Golden Tate (2019) Valuable acquisition. Neither has panned out.But early returns this year are good off-chart, in cornerbacks James Bradley (Pro Bowl), Middle Linebacker Break Martinez And safety Logan Ryan Transform your defenses from the front door mat to one that ranks 13th overall over 15 games.
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Trading and acquisition
Giants signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Junior.. He traded him for a major extension in August 2018 and seven months later, after Gettleman claimed he did not sign him to trade him.They ended up starting safety Jabril Peppers, Start defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence And backup path rusher Ocean Simines In return. As a result, they also incurred a significant financial penalty ($ 16 million in 2019 deadcap space).
Beckham exchanged pass rushers Olivier Vernon And Jason Pierre Paul, Defensive Harness Damon Harrison, Cornerback Eli Apple And linebacker BJ Goodson. He never actually found the first three suitable alternatives in each position and received whatever he could with respect to the remaining draft capital.
He exchanged for a linebacker Alec Ogle Tree, Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, Panther Riley Dickson, Pepper, guard Kevin Zeitler And cornerback Isaac Izak.. Ogletree was a disaster and was released in February, but Williams, Peppers and Zeitler are three of the team’s best players.
Culture and salary cap
Gettleman cleaned the locker room in his three years to reset the culture, and the judge made it his main mission to reset the culture this season. The Giants finally seem to have that right.
Gettleman’s move robbed the book of some money. It took a few years, but the Giants are in good financial position for this past off-season. Beyond the cap The 2021 salary cap space will exceed $ 16 million. There are no market-leading deals in any position, giving you plenty of flexibility in the future.
Digging deeper into his draft reveals one Pro Bowl selection (Berkeley) so far from his three classes, and the attack line (Thomas, Matt part And Shane Remu) And in the quarterback (Jones). The backend of this year’s draft has brilliantly filled the void, but five of his ten picks from 2019 aren’t on the current roster, and none of his seven picks from 2018 are on Sunday. It will not be the starting lineup.
It’s not a terrible resume, but the Giants have lost at least 10 (the longest consecutive win in franchise history) for four consecutive seasons, and Gettleman has been the GM for the past three years. He admitted last year What he did was “not enough” and promised “it would be better”.
It looks like it is, but it is only in stages.
Is it enough three years after Gettleman has won five or six wins? Given that Berkeley was lost in the second week season (ACL breakage), the judge probably made the most of his free-spirited talent to reach five wins in the 17th week. ..
All of that will be Gettleman with a strong hotseat for the final week of the season.
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New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman enters week 17 and future is uncertain
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30625695/new-york-giants-gm-dave-gettleman-enters-week-17-uncertain-future New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman enters week 17 and future is uncertain