The New York Giants fell to 2-6 on the season Monday night as Joe Judge and Dave Gettleman continue to be unsure of their respective job security.
Gettleman is the one providing Judge the players, but failing to execute with any NFL talent is always a concern.
One odd story emerging from Monday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs has to do with Judge wasting timeouts.
While some fans may be mad at him in particular, the head coach revealed the reason behind some ill-timed stoppages.
The culprit is faulty headsets.
“It’s happened in every game so far,” Judge said, as shared by Pro Football Talk. “We deal with the league and they keep telling us there are different software updates, but we had to call two timeouts today because we’re trying to send the deals in personnel-wise and we have half the headsets aren’t getting any reception . . . Whatever the issue with that is, the people involved with that had better get it fixed fast.”
This sounds incredibly frustrating and makes one wonder if the Giants are the only team dealing with this problem.
All that Joe Judge clock management criticism and it cost him a total of … four seconds.
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) November 2, 2021
Faulty Headsets And Lackluster Play
Bad connections or not, the Giants still only scored 17 points Monday night in a game that was for the taking.
The Chiefs were having trouble moving the ball, but Daniel Jones and the Giants offense could not take advantage.
Losing to the Chiefs under normal circumstances would not be a cause for concern.
So during games, what does Joe Judge, like, do
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) November 2, 2021
Yet Judge had his team poised for a signature win to improve to 3-5 and keep some playoff hopes alive.
Falling to 2-6 in a tough NFC means the rest of the year may be all about development once again.
Bad headsets cannot be blamed for organizational failures that have not disappeared under Judge.
How the team approaches the trade deadline will be telling.
If they add some talent, that proves they are still trying to build something.
But if Gettleman sells to acquire draft picks, this ship could sink with or without fixed communication over the radio.