Joe Judge leaving Patriots to become new Giants head coach

Friday, 10 Jan, 2020

"Let them play to their strengths", Judge said.

He had a suit that fits and was more animated than Pat Shurmur ever was.

Judge has won three Super Bowls (2014, "16 and" 18 seasons) with New England in eight years as an assistant to Belichick's staff. Belichick kept giving him more assignments, and Saban kept elevating him.

While Slater is clearly a fan, when speaking with other players about Judge, there were mixed reviews. Kyle Shanahan was 37, Mike Tomlin and Bill Cowher were not even 35 yet.

"You can be bad as a head coach and, hey, no matter what in a couple more years, you're gonna get another job". Don Shula was 33.

Marvin Lewis, a longtime NFL coach who is now serving as an advisor for Arizona State's football team, recently interviewed for the Cowboys' previously vacant position before the team elected to hire McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl during his 13-year run as head coach of the Packers.

Joe Judge to the Giants. However, Giants co-owner John Mara said Judge was very impressive in his interview Monday.

Judge just finished his eighth season with the Patriots and first as special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach.

Judge, who has a special teams background, needs a legit offensive coordinator to help develop quarterback Daniel Jones.

From there, Mara states that the team still had plans to proceed with the interview they had set for Tuesday with Rhule out of respect for the new Carolina Panthers head coach.

He opted to not interview the now-former Cowboys coach for the Giants' head coaching vacancy.

Kitchens spent the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns as their offensive coordinator in 2018 and their head coach in 2019. He was then promoted to special teams coordinator in 2015, and Belichick added wide receivers coach to his responsibilities this past season. "It was a seven-year deal and I had a brief conversation with Steve [Tisch] and Dave [Gettleman], and we agreed that we were not going there". He was sacked early December 2017 with the team en route to a mark of 3-13. He also said he still thinks it's good for minority candidates to get interviews to get the experience of the process.

An "offensive staff" spot doesn't necessarily mean the Giants will consider him for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Garrett, despite Dallas having agreed to terms with Mike McCarthy to replace him, is still an employee of the Cowboys until his contract expires, January 14.

Yet, new Giants head coach Joe Judge seems to have stolen the show at his press conference for all the right reasons.

Although relatively young, Judge will not be the youngest coach in Giants history or the current youngest in the NFL. Owen was 32 that season.