Giants players reportedly want Joe Judge out as head coach

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Joe Judge’s biggest critics may be within his own locker room.

Joe Judge’s job security is likely already under heavy scrutiny from ownership following his 4-13 second season in charge of the Giants. If it’s up to some of his players, the team will have a new head coach next season.

Following the Giants’ 22-7 loss to Washington, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said: “I’ve talked to people inside that locker room – they would like to see a move on from Joe Judge.”

Just three weeks ago, Glazer reported that the Giants intended to retain Joe Judge. That was prior to the full scope of the Giants’ six-game losing streak to finish the season, being outscored 163-56 in the process. After the Giants’ Week 17 loss to the Bears, Joe Judge went on an 11-minute rant after the game to defend the state of the Giants and urge fans (and probably ownership) that the team is in fact headed in the right direction.

Despite his assurances, the manner in which the Giants closed out their season could have impacted ownership’s thinking.

“I would’ve said three weeks ago that it’s a 75 percent chance he can stay, then 50 percent today, and then probably about 25 percent after that game,” Glazer said. “Dave Gettleman, the GM, he’ll be gone either way.”

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