Prior to being announced as the new head coach of the NY Giants, he spent time as an assistant coach on the staff both of Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, who are two of the brightest minds and most accomplished head coaches in football history.
Judge mentioned that there wasn’t a day that he worked with either coach that he did not come home having learned a plethora of new material. He stated that the key was being willing to accept new information and to apply it accordingly. The idea of him applying what he has learned under the tutelage of both Saban and Belichick is absolutely tantalizing for Giants fans.
In the past seven seasons as an assistant under Saban and Belichick, Judge has been a part of five championship games. He won two college football national championships with Saban at the University of Alabama and won two of the three Super Bowls he coached in with Belichick and the Patriots.
Having been a part of so many championship runs, Judge has undoubtedly learned what it takes to craft a championship-caliber team. It should also be noted that reports have come out that when Bill Belichick was not running practices for the Patriots, he left Judge in charge of doing so. That is notable, given that he had a former head coach and a higher profile head coaching candidate on staff with Josh McDaniels.
Belichick reportedly gave the NY Giants ownership group a glowing report of Judge and was quoted as saying that Judge is one of the best coaches that he has ever been around. That is high praise from a man who is famously short on words, let alone compliments.