Giants Cut Ties with Pat Shurmur
After the Philadelphia Eagles blew out the New York Giants 34-17 on America’s Game of the Week on Fox Sunday, the Giants have parted ways with their head coach Pat Shurmur, according to Giants.com.
Team president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch announced the decision after two seasons with Shurmur at the helm.
“Steve and I have had many extensive discussions about the state of the Giants,” Mara said. “This morning, we made the very difficult decision that it would be in the best interest of the franchise that we relieve Pat of his duties. The last three seasons have been extremely disappointing for the organization and our fans. Pat has been a successful and highly-respected NFL coach for 21 years and he is not solely responsible for our record. But we came to the conclusion it is best to have a fresh start with the coaching staff. We very much appreciate how much Pat has done for this franchise. He is a man of character and integrity and the team has conducted itself with pride and professionalism.”
The Giants haven’t won more than five games in the last three seasons, which is the reason why this change is long overdue.
With constant shifts in the power structure of the organization, the Giants haven’t been good since 2016 when they went 11-5 and got bounced out the playoffs in the Wild Card round by the Green Bay Packers.
The four-time Super Bowl champions kept on trotting out aging Eli Manning, who has a career record of 117-117. His best years are well behind him, and that was the reason they drafted rookie quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 draft.
Still, the NFC East squad went 4-12 this past year, and the win-loss record is all a coach can hang their hat on in the business of the NFL. And for that, Shurmur was axed.
Written by Robert Magobet