GMEN HQ: How do you feel about this 2020 team? Are you confident in the direction this team is headed?
LPG: Am I confident? Hell no. I’m not going there.
They’ve given us nothing to be confident about in years. Yeah, I know I’m a Homer. I’m going to pick them every week, I really do believe in it. Whether I have blinders on or not, I don’t care. What’s the point of you sitting there telling me they’re not going to win. I’m sitting here telling you they’re going to win. Who’s right and who’s wrong? What gives you the right to tell me that?
Why is that an argument between people? Yeah. I believe this, you believe that, we both have opinions. Have they showed you that they are not winning? Yes. And you could tell me about that but I tell you, man. Holy cow, three and seven, being in the mix, winning against Philly, and being a half-game out or whatever it is, it does give me confidence.
Yes, I want to win every game. I don’t give a crap about the draft pick. Don’t give me the draft pick talk every September, October, November. Keep the damn draft pick.
GMEN HQ: Thoughts on the Team Ownership, Joe Judge, Dave Gettleman, and Daniel Jones?
LPG: Joe Judge is a stud. He is a football coach.
I absolutely love what he did with Golden Tate. He and his wife played one hand, Joe Judge played the other hand. Judge keeping it in-house, telling Tate to shut his mouth. Come back to work Monday, business as usual.
Oh my God, I love that.
You’ve not heard of one poor thing in the locker room, he has not lost the team and the team has been poor. So, all of that leads to unbelievably positive things. Do I think that Joe Judge and Gettleman chat like you and I right now? No, I don’t.
He’s upgraded some spots and he’s made some mistakes. With that said, I think that he should go just because I want a modern-day GM that knows the modern-day NFL player. That means going to go into a locker room and having a conversation. I don’t think Gettleman does that stuff. Well, with that, that is the point.
Moving on, get someone that will facilitate day to day operations. How about this Nick Caserio that everybody talks about in New England? I’m not saying I want him, but he would be on top of my list. Did you see that interview with him that he’s been playing in practice? The guy is running scout team quarterback. You know he’s in the mix every day.
I bet you every single one of the coaches and the players love that they get that from the GM. So, you know that Mara and Tisch look at their job and have to get the right people in the right places. Have they done that? Not recently. But the owners, they’re not going anywhere. Stop putting all the pressure on them.
They hire some people. Those people are supposed to get the right people in place and that’s that. So I never put a lot of emphasis on the owners until they keep getting it wrong. I think they got it right with Judge. That means they got it wrong with McAdoo and Shurmur so three strikes and you’re out right now. Right now, they got two. I’m okay with them and stop putting emphasis on the owners because they are not the ones that play the game.
GMEN HQ: What are your thoughts on Daniel Jones? This offseason, what will the NY Giants do with Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson?
LPG: Jones ain’t going anywhere. My brother, he ain’t going anywhere.
He is not going anywhere and the Giants are going to sink and swim with Daniel Jones.
He’s got another year to prove that. With that said, I think he’s a franchise quarterback. I want to believe he’s a franchise quarterback. Yes, the Homer in me is speaking right now. He’s got a turnover problem, which leads to two turnovers per game. In the last two weeks, he’s had zero turnovers so maybe it’s trending up. I don’t think he’s going anywhere. He’s the quarterback of the future. He really does struggle but you don’t give up on talent.
So which way do you look? Would I have given him up this year for a cruel draft pick? I probably would have. I probably would have, but the Giants didn’t and now we have someone who can hopefully be their guy.
If the Giants were not going to keep Dalvin Tomlinson, they would have given them up for some trade requests. Don’t give me that pick, cause I want to keep both.
I do believe we’ve begun to figure out a way to keep both. I didn’t love the Leonard Williams trade, but I love Leonard Williams. If you follow me, you know I was talking very heavily about him. I think he didn’t have the sacks, but he made everybody around him better.
And now look at him. Five sacks. He’s going to go onto a career-high. So I want to keep them both.