Pat Shurmur thinks the New York Giants have made a lot of progress
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur believes the team is making progress in his second year as head coach.
In an interview with SNY.tv, Shurmur said, “But, I think we made a lot of progress in a lot of areas, and it’s hard to quantify when you don’t match it up with wins, I get that.”
If the Giants lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17, New York will have a worse record than it did in Shurmur’s first season as head coach. With a combined record of 9-22 in two seasons, it’s hard to see the improvement that Shurmur claims.
Much has changed for the Giants since Shurmur took the reins as head coach for the team, including the trade of Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Pro Bowl pass rusher Olivier Vernon, and the free agency departure of All-Pro safety Landon Collins.
New York is also in its first season with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who is 3-8 with the team and has contributed 21 turnovers. Jones has throw for 2,726 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Many have questioned general manager Dave Gettleman for the many moves made and how it hasn’t made things easy for Shurmur and the rest of the team.
But, New York has multiple young pieces to build around, including Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, cornerback Deandre Baker, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram.
It is unknown whether Shurmur is on the hot seat, but fans and critics alike in a marketplace like New York could force the hand of Giants brass to make changes.