Joe Judge is leading the New York Giants for just one season and he is pretty optimistic about his future with the team. The Giants head coach was part of the New England Patriots before. He was an assistant coach from 2012 through 2019. Judge went from special teams assistant in his first year to special teams coordinator and wide receivers in 2019. That’s why Bill Belichick had a great message for the Giants owner.
We can easily say that Belichick is a big endorser of Judge.
Bill Belichick was honest with the Giants owner
Ian O’Connor of the New York Post reported that the Patriots head coach delivered a blunt message for NY Giants owner John Mara. It’s related to Judge.
“So here comes the good news: When Mara asked Bill Belichick for a scouting report on New England assistant Joe Judge last year, a Patriots source said Belichick told Mara, “He’s better than the last two guys you hired.” (Mara declined comment on the source’s claim.)
“Belichick appears to have been right, again. Judge still has a lot to prove off his 6-10 debut, yet like his former Patriots colleague, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, he at least has the look of a formidable tough-guy leader. The Giants have a favorable history with tough guys (Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin), and a not-so-favorable history with not-so-tough guys (Pat Shurmur and Ben McAdoo).”
Pat Shurmur was coaching the Giants in 2018 and 2019. Ben McAdoo was head coach in 2016 and 2017. Shurmur coached the team for two seasons but the Giants fired him. McAdoo had to go late in the 2017 season.
Judge went 6-10 this past season. However, the Giants have great expectations from the 39-year-old. Things look really great for the head coach at this point of his career.
Belichick has his own winning squad this season. He collected the best players in the NFL and also brought some familiar names to help him coach the team. 2021 will be really interesting, and Patriots fans are already celebrating their great success.