#2. Jason Garrett should not be back with the NY Giants next year.
Although he’s improved in recent weeks, Jason Garrett shouldn’t return to New York next season as offensive coordinator.
Few coaches have gotten less from more in the last decade than Jason Garrett.
Since becoming the Giants OC, the offense has seen nothing but dramatic regression from their entire passing game. In fact, it’s almost unrecognizable compared to last season. The team’s receivers and Jones’ numbers are both down immensely from last year. Jones had 24 touchdowns through 12 games last year compared to 8 right now. His numbers are down elsewhere all over the board and it again caught up to NY in Week 14.
After four weeks with a solid, crisp game plan and playcalling, everything fell apart today. The run game was never established, the run and pass blocking utterly failed, and the playcalling was its worst its been maybe all season.
The NY offense put out the most vanilla, straight-forward, and unsuccessful offense in a long time. Big Blue didn’t cross midfield until the 3rd quarter, they went 3-12 on third downs, and they had only two drives with over five plays that both occurred in the second half.
These are inexcusable numbers no matter who’s under center.
The playcalling was extremely vapid, they ran a bread-and-butter offense that was seemingly announcing their every intention before the snap. There was little-to-no presnap motion, no deception, no trick plays, and zero misdirection or anything to confuse the defense.
When your entire offense and quarterback is literally hamstrung, you can’t expect to move the ball efficiently or effectively without some creativity and trickery.
Garrett again failed to provide either and the Cardinals defense made New York pay for it. It was an embarrassing and discouraging performance from the NY Giants offense. It must come back better and improved by next week, or Garrett could find himself unemployed at the season’s end for the second time in as many years.