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Should Pat Shurmur be concerned about his job?

The Giants’ head coach won’t admit to being worried about his future

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How much longer will Pat Shurmur be the head coach of the New York Giants?

That is a question that is beginning to be asked after the Giants’ lost a game on Sunday to, arguably, the worst team in the NFL in the New York Jets. This was a game was always going to be circled on the schedule, but it took on a new dimension following the Jets’ active off-season.

As it became clear that the Giants would fall very short of their expectations for the season, this game became a “must win” as the Jets lost to the previously winless Dolphins and have generally played terrible football this season.

As we now know, the Giants lost, 34-27, and that so the question has to be asked: Is Pat Shurmur concerned for his job?

“My concern is putting a team on the field of football game, that’s my concern,” Shurmur said after the game. “And it’s always a it’s a one-week concern getting ready to play the next one and put a winning.”

Shurmur, now 7-19 as Giants head coach, does believe there are some glimmers of hope, and the Giants are getting a chance to evaluate many of their young players.

“I think I’m seeing the things that will help us in the long run certainly we haven’t done enough in the short run,” he said. “And we’re all going to get to see now all these young players and we added a few more out there today we’re going to get to see them.”

Shurmur was also asked as to whether or not he would make any changes to his coaching staff over the bye week.

Shurmur’s response was a short one, saying, “Staff changes? No.”

What would Shurmur say to the Giants’ fans after this latest loss?

“I think they should be as disappointed with the fact that we lost as I am. That’s what I would say,” Shurmur said.

It’s probably a pretty safe bet that they are.


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