After another losing season in 2019, the NY Giants have now had a losing record in six of the last seven years. Here are the five biggest causes for their losing ways.
Once the gold standard of what the embodiment of a successful NFL franchise looked like, the NY Giants have seemingly lost their way. Following another losing season in 2019, the Giants have now finished with a losing record in six out of their last seven seasons. In addition, they have not won a playoff game since 2011, when they won the Super Bowl.
Once a beacon of stability in the NFL, the Giants are on their third head coach in the past five years and there are rumblings that current head coach Pat Shurmur may be replaced following the conclusion of the season. Big Blue is also on their second general manager since 2017, and there are reports that Dave Gettleman’s future beyond this season is also in serious doubt, as ownership seems to be leaning towards completely gutting the front office and coaching staff and starting fresh.
The Giants won two Super Bowls in the span of five years, having won in 2007 and 2011, and looked primed to have sustained success after winning the 2011 championship with a franchise quarterback coming into his prime and a number of good young players to continue to build around. Instead, they have managed just two winning seasons since winning the 2011 Super Bowl, with the franchise seemingly getting worse by the year – the exception of the 11-5 record that they had in 2016.
When a team falls from grace that quickly and has sustained a lack of success like the Giants have managed for almost a decade now, there tends to be no shortage of underlying reasons behind the failures. When examining the root causes of the abysmal play for Big Blue since 2011, there is plenty of blame to spread around.
However, here are the five main people responsible for the NY Giants’ lack of success in recent years.