EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) – The New York Giants have sacked offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after a terrible performance in a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Giants (3-7) tweeted the decision Tuesday afternoon, saying the former Dallas Cowboys head coach had been relieved of his duties.
There was no instant word as to who would replace Garrett for Sunday’s game at MetLife against the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6). Former Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is on the staff and could take over.
Garrett was hired last year shortly after Joe Judge was named head coach.
The Giants (3-7) were embarrassed on Monday night, dropping a 30-10 decision to the Bucs. The judge said the team had too many good players not to score, suggesting changes are imminent.
New York has scored 189 points this season. It has fought in the red and has scored 55 points in five of its seven defeats.
The Giants finished Monday night at 215 yards, the second lowest in the Judge era with 26 games. They gained 159 yards in a loss to Arizona on December 13, 2020. Only one of the Giants’ 54 offensive games won more than 16 yards against Tampa Bay.
The Giants’ 15 first downs were a season low and the fewest since they had 14 against Cleveland on December 20. They have 31 first downs in their last two games, including 16 in the win against Las Vegas on November 7th.
New York stormed for 66 yards, the second lowest total of the season; the Giants ran for 60 yards in their season opening loss to Denver. New York’s 24:21 possession time was a season low.
The offensive was devastated by injuries, especially on the line. Center Nick Gates (broken leg) and left guard Shane Lemieux (knee) played two and one game respectively. Outstanding left tackle Andrew Thomas has missed games with foot and ankle injuries, and guard Will Hernandez and Tackle Nate Solder are new to their side this season.
It has caused mishaps, forcing quarterback Daniel Jones to run a lot more than he’d like.
— Tom Canavan, The Associated Press