Is Joe Judge the right coach for the Giants? | The Tylt
Is Joe Judge the right coach for the Giants?
People who don't know Joe Judge will soon be introduced to one of the better young coaches in the league.
He learned under Bill Belichick, one of the most successful coaches ever in the league. League insiders say he one of the most demanding and detail-oriented coaches on the market. For three straight years from 2015-2017, New England's special teams never fell out of the top 10 of Football Outsiders rankings.
This is the steady coach with a great pedigree that the Giants need.
Detail-oriented and commanding? Maybe, but the numbers aren't indicative of that.
Joe Judge was handed the title of wide receivers coach in 2019 and didn't do much with it. Other than the proven Julian Edelman, no other Patriots wide receiver broke 400 receiving yards and the unit ranked fourth-worst in drops according to Pro Football Reference.
Even his main job title of special teams coordinator wasn't entirely successful in 2019, either. According to Pro Football Reference, the team was 21st in yards per punt, 19th in field goal conversion percentage and finished outside of the top-10 in Football Outsiders special teams rankings in 2018 and 2019.
He may have been a good coach a couple of years ago, but his results in the last two years have left something to be desired. In a demanding city like New York, he won't be able to stand the heat. This was a bad move by the Giants.