Joe Judge took the excessive highway.
Judge, who was fired as Giants head coach on Tuesday, spoke for the primary time Thursday about his time in cost.
“As I reflect on my tenure with the Giants, I want to express how truly grateful I am for the opportunity to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge told NorthJersey.com in a statement. “Thank you to the Mara and Tisch families, to the organization and incredible support staff and to the fans — proud, loyal fans who rival any fan base in sports with their passion and devotion. It was a privilege to represent these people during the past two years. Thank you for showing up week-in and week-out to support our team.”
When saying Judge’s dismissal, Giants proprietor John Mara admitted the present state of the workforce has left him extra embarrassed than he has been earlier than — that he thought every week Judge’s Giants hit all-time low, solely to succeed in newer and newer lows.
“I also want to express my appreciation to the coaching staff,” Judge’s assertion continued. “They put in long nights and early mornings to help the players be successful. Their work is often behind the scenes, but the dedication and love they invest into these players and team is the foundation for anything that happens on the field. I am proud to have worked with the group of men we had and grateful for each and every one of them.”
Near the top of his tenure, some inside the Giants’ locker room reportedly soured on Judge and had been prepared to maneuver on to a different coach. In an 11-minute rant following the Giants’ Week 17 loss to the Bears, Judge insisted that his gamers had been fully bought-in. In his assertion, he thanked them as nicely.
“Finally, to the players — both present and former — thank you,” Judge wrote. “To the alumni gamers who helped spend money on our program, thanks for believing in and serving to develop these younger males. You set the Giants normal and also you proceed to paved the way.
“To the present Giants gamers, thanks most of all. When I turned the top coach, I mentioned that we’d ask you to come back in and provides every part you had day-after-day. And you probably did. I’m so happy with you, grateful for you, and I consider in you.
“On behalf of me and my family, we leave New York with the utmost gratitude for the community, the organization, the people and the team. Thank you.”