New York Giants fans aren’t exactly happy with owner John Mara just yet.
He was forced to clean up after two seasons of Joe Judge as the franchise begins again.
Mara stepped onto the podium on Wednesday to face the media heat over the decisions he needed to make.
John Mara said the Giants “don’t see a clear way out” with Joe Judge. I felt they had no choice but to blow it up completely. Have a “sweep”.
– Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) January 12, 2022
Mara pointed out that the team had reached new lows and even described it as a new “rocky bottom”.
John Mara couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Giants this year. ️ pic.twitter.com/tI0HnIM3KG
– theScore (@theScore) January 12, 2022
His comments get everyone in the NFL reacting as the Giants dysfunction continues.
John Mara claiming this is the lowest and most embarrassing moment in his Giants franchise is quite rich given the many bigger embarrassments of the past six years
– Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) January 12, 2022
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Mara basically said he made a mistake and realized he had to move on from the judge.
But that doesn’t stop people from pointing out that the owner can be the biggest problem of all.
John Mara presser summary:
– Pain (5th / 7th pick in the draft of 22) (@ThisIsNotZain) January 12, 2022
John Mara defends nepotism pic.twitter.com/Ml0gCenXpe
– Kurt (@ kurt1124) January 12, 2022
It is simply the nature of ownership in sports.
People who are not experts in the game are hiring and firing just because they are the boss.
Someone like Mara cannot be fired, so they can fail as much as they want without any real consequences.
Not John Mara blaming others for hiring his own family members https://t.co/tIkssrEakT
– Drew (Kadarius Toney Supremacy) (@gmengalaxy) January 12, 2022
I had so much hope for the future of the @ Giants this morning. Then John Mara opened his mouth …
– Trey Rogers (@TRogers_III) January 12, 2022
the # Giants did not allow the live broadcast of today’s press conference with owner John Mara.
It was because Mara didn’t want there to be any more embarrassing viral sound clips. Mara feared he would burst into tears as she wondered how far the franchise had fallen.
– Wesley Steinberg (@WesSteinberg) January 12, 2022
All Mara can do now is try again to find a head coach and general manager who can work together to at least bring the team back to a winning season.
The only problem is that the best candidates may not want to work for a franchise that has fired three coaches in six seasons.
John Mara agrees this is the lowest moment in his association with the Giants pic.twitter.com/xAgnx3UjcI
– Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) January 12, 2022
So for John Mara, saying it’s the most embarrassed he’s ever been telling you how badly the last six weeks, especially the judge’s press conference after the Bears game and QB’s two attempts against Washington, were. https://t.co/mxhFf1Cl65
– Steven Falk (@smfalk) January 12, 2022
Usually when a team is as bad as the @ Giants for as long as they have been, they fired the vice president of personnel. So what is the # giants To do? They let him help with GM research. My god it’s hard to have to fire your family, but John Mara is already surrendering and doing it right !!! pic.twitter.com/FJRY7C0upn
– Michael Meere (@MeereMichael) January 12, 2022
Being so embarrassed can be a red flag for Mara and the Giants.
He can make sure he hires established candidates, if possible, and move away from a strategy of trying to do the most creative hiring.
It didn’t work out with Judge and the end result is that Mara is answerable for her latest mistake.
John Mara, we are not morons. There isn’t another organization out there where if they suck for a decade the VICE PRESIDENT OF PLAYING STAFF never loses their job.
– Nick Alex (@nickalextweets) January 12, 2022
Giants fans can now spend the rest of the month debating head coach candidates and likely having a polarizing reaction to whoever gets hired.