New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman can’t be very comfortable after hearing what co-owner Steve Tisch said about the direction of the 2-10 team on Tuesday.
“It’s been a very frustrating season,” Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said Tuesday at a New York March of Dimes luncheon, via WNBC-TV’s Bruce Beck. “At the end of the season John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.”
Tisch was asked directly if he believed in Shurmur and Gettleman. His answer was not a “yes.”
“Those decisions and conversation are not going to be made this morning,” Tisch said. “It’s really at the end of the season that John and I are going to sit down and talk about these issues.”
Steve Tisch - @Giants Co-Owner - “It’s been a very frustrating season. At the end of the season John Mara & I are gonna get together & discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.” #Giants pic.twitter.com/v7oUbIVbBG— Bruce Beck (@BruceBeck4NY) December 3, 2019
Shurmur is 7-21 as Giants head coach, and his comment Sunday that the Giants are “historically young” just doesn’t fly. Per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Giants have the ninth-youngest roster in the league. So, they are young — but not that young.
Gettleman appears to have drafted well in his two seasons, but his trades and free-agent signings have largely failed to produce the desired results.