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- American football coach (born 1981)
The New York Giants might have broken Joe Judge.
Last week, Judge seemed to give up on his team. He called 23 runs and two passes in the first half against the Chicago Bears and predictably trailed 22-3 at halftime. He finished the day with a weird media conference that included him saying former Giants players call him saying they wish they'd have stayed. He also seemingly made reference to the Washington Football Team as a "clown show" and he had to walk that back.
Judge's weird act continued Sunday. The Giants don't have much at quarterback but also have nothing to lose either. Which made the weirdest sequence of play calls this season even weirder. On second-and-11 and third-and-9, the Giants called quarterback sneaks and then punted.
To repeat: The Giants called quarterback sneaks on second-and-11 and third-and-9. They were backed up near their own end zone, but wow.
Giants fans booed and Judge earned all of their scorn. Judge's explanation after the 22-7 loss won't help Giants fans feel much better.
Joe Judge explains the two QB sneaks towards the end of the first half:
"We were backed up, I wanted to get room" pic.twitter.com/CjnPJVVlXN
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) January 9, 2022
There were reports that Judge was coming back for a third season. That seems to have given him an attitude that he's untouchable, because the past month of Giants football has been an extreme embarrassment, injuries or not.
Maybe Giants ownership needs to think about this some more.