It's pretty clear that the New York Giants' Joe Judge is not going to put up with any nonsense.
Following the Giants' 2020 NFL Draft, selections which involved the likes of offensive tackle Andrew Thomas and safety Xavier McKinney, Judge wants to make one thing clear — do not provide any bulletin board material in the locker room.
Via Michael David Smith of NBC Sports:
“When you talk to the media, you’ve already been through this with Coach Saban,” Judge told McKinney, via Sal Paolantonio of ESPN. “No predictions, no comparisons, be grateful for the opportunity, all right? I don’t wanna hear anything about Super Bowls or any of that crap, you got that?
McKinney should be familiar with Judge's coaching philosophy. That's because Judge is a disciple of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Nick Saban, McKinney's college coach, is a disciple of Belichick's coaching tree. Saban coached under Belichick for four seasons as his defensive coordinator from the Cleveland Browns during the early 90's.
Judge will enter his first season as the Giants' head coach in 2020. The 38-year-old spent the past eight seasons in the Patriots' organization. That's not including the previous three seasons he spent under Saban at the University of Alabama as a special teams assistant.
Considering the Giants have been a woeful franchise as of late, Judge will hope to instill a winning culture in New York. The team has appeared in the postseason just once since the 2012 season. They have not won a playoff game since Super Bowl XLVI at the conclusion of the 2011 season.