What do you expect from a meeting between Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 3-6 Giants? Full hit?
Probably. And that’s what happened Monday night in Tampa.
The Buccaneers beat the Giants, 30-10, after a 307 yard pass from Tom Brady. Nothing was favorable for the Giants, who fixed the score 10-10 after they were gifted with interception in the first half but then watched the game go by.
The Giants only managed a total of 215 yards, and missed almost twice as many first knocks (28) as they did themselves (15).
“We didn’t do anything really good enough to win the game tonight,” said Giants coach Joe Judge. said after the game. “You can’t go wrong with spins, cards and morale fouls. We have to make sure that we put our players in better positions through coaching. Make sure we get a chance to act out. “
Judge points to multiple directions of blame, challenging his team, the coach and himself to be better. He has spoken many times, in particular, about unspecified coaching failures.
“You can write it tonight,” Judge said. “Players must execute. That’s their job, isn’t it? Our job is to teach them. Their mission is to go out and perform.
“But we have to make sure we put them in a position to have success. That should be consistent, by the way. So you can go ahead and write it down. I’m not going to argue about that.”
While Judge alluded to Monday’s results as disappointing personally and professionally, he declined to answer direct questions about possible staffing changes.
“We have to make sure that tomorrow we sit down as the coaching staff and understand how we have to play this game and give our players a chance to play,” he said.
The Giants have not produced many wins against the Bucs. Full-back Daniel Jones is 23 years old with only 167 yards and throws two interceptions. No Giant has run more than 25 yards of Saquon Barkley.
“It’s about me, it’s about us, to do better,” Jones said.
Judge, who is taking on his first job as head coach in eight years as an assistant to the Patriots, spoke about the long-term vision for the team. The Giants were 6-10 last season, their best record in four years. But at 3-7 after Monday night’s defeat, he seemed to admit that many fans were starting to rage.
To those fans, Judge said: “I’m not asking you to be patient. That is not your job. I’m telling you we’re going to put something on the pitch that you’ll be proud of. ”
Much of the criticism has been directed at Jason Garrett, who coordinated the attack, and he was fired on Tuesday, the team announced.
The Giants ranked 25th in yards per pass and 24th in yards per dash. The team’s defensive numbers, while not top of the league, are at least better.
Jones assisted Garrett after the game. “I thought we were prepared, I thought we had a plan, and we didn’t execute it,” he said. “I think we feel a responsibility as players.
When asked if he trusted Garrett, Judge seemed more unruly. “I have faith in everyone on our team,” he said, adding, “we will make whatever move we need to continue.”
Asked directly if Garrett would reprise his job or at least his role, Judge replied, “I wouldn’t do it right now.”
For the Bucs, the news is much better. Improving to 7-3, the team seems there is hammer lock on NFC South. The return of Rob Gronkowski (six catches for 71 yards) from a rib injury is also a plus.
The Giants now face a short week before their home game against Philadelphia on Sunday. In addition to the specific challenge posed by the Eagles, an arch-rival, the Giants could face a stadium filled with home fans, who are now coached Let patience run out.
“We have to make things better,” Judge said.
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