The New York Giants stumbled to an embarrassing 4-13 finish this season.
The team had Jake Fromm under center Sunday in the season finale against the Washington Football Team and the final result was a 22-7 loss.
Joe Judge is trying to prove he is the right man for the job, but one sequence from Sunday’s loss may have the organization saying it is time to move on.
The Giants trailed 3-0 in the second quarter and were backed up deep in their own territory.
They ran a quarterback sneak on second down to move the ball further away from the end zone.
And on third down?
They ran another sneak in an attempt to just run the clock down and not even try to compete in the game.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 9, 2022
This came when trailing 3-0 early in what was ultimately a meaningless game.
Any normal team would have at least ran the ball with a running back.
The Giants do in fact have Saquon Barkley on the roster.
Instead, Judge may have sealed his fate with the lack of confidence in his team.
A Sad End To The Season
The Giants lost six straight games to end the season and failed to score more than 10 points in five of those games.
This streak coincided with Daniel Jones being held out with a neck injury.
Still, the Giants are an NFL franchise and have to operate as such even if Fromm or Mike Glennon is under center.
Running quarterback sneaks let the entire team know that there is no faith in them to succeed.
Judge should have been coaching to win.
What is the purpose of just giving up during the final game of a losing season?
The Giants, backed up inside their own 5, ran a QB sneak on 2nd and 3rd down.
That shows they have absolutely no faith they have the personnel to do ANYTHING on offense. That's just giving up, killing time and hoping disaster doesn't strike. Coaches don't believe in the players.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) January 9, 2022
A team like the Jacksonville Jaguars finished the year with a thrilling win, even if they end with a 3-14 record.
The Giants have one more win, but it feels like they have many more problems and now enter the offseason on a horrific note.
How will Judge explain himself this time?