Giants finish interview with Patriots’ Joe Judge
The New York Giants are looking at all of the available coaches throughout the NFL landscape to find the right man for the position. In their search, they tapped one of the coaches of the New England Patriots to possibly take over the position in Joe Judge.
Michael Elsen of the New York Giants first reported the news that they are considering getting the Patriots’ special teams coordinator and wide receivers head coach to headline the Giants. It may be a strange choice for some fans, but Judge’s CV is impressive enough that the team felt compelled to consider him for the head coaching job.
Judge first started his career at Mississippi State, where he served as a graduate assistant from 2005 to 2007. He then moved to Birmingham-Southern in 2008 to be a special teams/linebacker coach. After a single season with the Panthers, he worked with the Alabama Crimson Tide as a special teams coach. His tutelage helped the Bama win BCS titles in 2009 and 2011.
After a stint with Alabama, the Giants’ head coach candidate then moved to the Patriots and hasn’t left since. He was with the coaching team when they won their Super Bowls in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Moreover, he helped lead an injury-riddled wide receiver corps into putting up decent numbers throughout the season before getting eliminated by the Tennessee Titans in the wild card.
It’s understandable to see why they would talk with such an accomplished player. However, he isn’t the only one who’s in the running for the position. The Giants interviewed Dallas Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator and secondary coach Kris Richard, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale and Mike McCarthy last week.
McCarthy has been named as the new Cowboys head coach, so there are only four people left for Judge to compete with.