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Some interesting notes from Dan Duggan of The Athletic [subscripion only] on the futures of coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman.
On Shurmur, Duggan wrote:
All signs point to Shurmur getting fired after two seasons. As one player said to The Athletic, “He’s gone, we all know.”
That coincides with the reports on Sunday from national NFL insiders.
On Gettleman, Duggan wrote that what happens with the 68-year-old GM is “far more intriguing.”
Duggan confirmed reports of a difference of opinion between co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, writing that “A team source confirmed those reports and said the divide is palpable in the team’s facility.”
That coincides with what he had previously heard, that Tisch has been in favor of a full housecleaning while Mara prefers less drastic changes.
Duggan also seconded something about Gettleman that we have also been saying. That is that Baylor coach Matt Rhule, and per Duggan’s sources perhaps other potential candidates, prefer not to work with Gettleman. Duggan said Rhule is “wary” of teaming with Gettleman.
We reported Sunday night that Gettleman appears safe since he has a press conference scheduled for Tuesday. Still, that could change if Gettleman retires or the Giants ultimately prioritize a coaching candidate who doesn’t want to work with him.
Ex-Giant Damon Harrison may retire
Former Giants and New York Jets defensive tackle Damon Harrison, traded to the Detroit Lions at the 2018 deadline, may retire from the NFL at age 31.
Lions veteran DT Damon Snacks Harrison was asked about retirement. Fighting through tears (and much pain/injury this season) here is some of what he responded with: pic.twitter.com/QprrBJgo5z— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) December 29, 2019
The Giants received a fifth-round pick for Harrison. They ultimately traded that pick to the Seattle Seahawks as part of their move up in the draft to select DeAndre Baker.
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