Details emerge on feud between Giants coach Joe Judge, recently fired Marc Colombo
Shockwaves were sent throughout the New York Giants organization when offensive line coach Marc Colombo was fired–seemingly out of nowhere–by head coach Joe Judge.
Immediately following the firing, rumors started to swirl about an altercation between the two.
Now, more details have emerged on what the impetus for the feud was and how it came to a boiling point.
According to the New York Post, tension had been building between the two over strategy and it boiled over on more than one occasion before the separation.
The breaking point came during a normal weekly meeting when Colombo, Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett were supposed to review film. After Judge informed Colombo he’s planning to add Dave DeGuglielmo to the offensive staff as a consultant, Colombo went on a cuss-filled tirade–including one especially vulgar term.
While the altercation was the final straw, the feud had been brewing for weeks, with Colombo not happy with Judge rotating linemen along with other forms of perceived micromanagement by Judge.
Colombo was also not happy with Judge trying to interject himself into offensive line drills. One particular incident reportedly involved center Nick Gates, who was corrected by Judge on a specific technique only for Colombo to tell Gates to continue doing it the way he was taught.
Some are questioning if this will have any impact on the relationship between Joe Judge and Jason Garrett, as the latter was the one who brought Marc Colombo with him to the Giants from the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett has yet to make a statement on the dismissal or reported altercation.