Giants GM Dave Gettleman is confident in the face of critics
The New York Giants either have a source of hope or a joke running their franchise. It depends who you ask. But general manager Dave Gettleman isn’t fazed by his many armchair critics, according to Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated.
“I’m not saying this from an arrogant place, I’m just saying that I’ve been around enough successful teams and I’ve seen the way they’re built. And to a degree I know what it looks, smells and tastes like. I have confidence in myself. I have confidence in the organization, and Pat and his staff, the scouting staffs. I have tremendous confidence in ownership. It’s almost like … you’re asking me if I’m being penalized because I’m confident in my skills.” Gettleman said to Jones.
While this may be what a fan wants to see, an overconfident GM could turn into a disaster, and it certainly seems like Gettleman is a little overconfident. After being hired by the Giants, the former Carolina GM made a series of shocking moves.
First was the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. Next came the drafting of controversial quarterback Daniel Jones. Both of these transactions have been bashed endlessly by pretty much everyone, and for good reason.
The New York roster looks to be significantly worse then it was a year ago, with no stockpile of draft picks to look forward to. Although these moves could turn out to be genius, the opposite seems more likely.
Hopefully Gettleman can prove the NFL world wrong and come out a winner.