The Joe Judge era is just beginning, but a Hall of Famer predicts a lousy end.
The Giants’ first padded workout from the judge included players and assistant coaches performing laps as punishment for mistakes that would result in in-game penalties. It’s a rare sight in the NFL, and Shannon Sharpe doesn’t think paid professionals will put up with this kind of ego check for long.
“It’s not going to end well,” wrote Sharpe, FS1’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” co-host, on Twitter.
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At Sharpe’s point, there are many examples of NFL locker rooms revolting against bossy coaches in the past. But these tend to be teams with established veteran stars who have tasted victory.
In contrast, the Giants are 12-36 over the past three seasons and their roster includes just two players with a Pro Bowl appearance (Saquon Barkley and Leonard Williams) and neither have won a playoff game for the proud frankness. The Giants have just one of their seven returning co-captains (Barkley) from last season.
“If that’s what he has in store for us, running laps for mistakes, don’t make mistakes,” said catcher Sterling Shepard, the oldest giant. “It’s a simple way out of this. Yeah, the last time I did it was probably college. But I accept the change and I am all for it.
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The judge borrows pages from mentor Bill Belichick’s playbook – including no names on the back of the jerseys. He referred to how the New England Patriots used to pull numbers from training jerseys, until the NFL ordered Belichick to stop.
“There are consequences on the pitch for making mistakes,” Judge said. “In a game, it will cost you five, 10 or 15 yards. In practice, there must be consequences for us to learn to deal with our mistakes.