More details on Joe Judge’s terrible season with the Patriots shouldn’t surprise you

Joe Judge, New England Patriots. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
Joe Judge, New England Patriots. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

Remember the days of Joe Judge running the show for the NY Giants? Of course you do, but we most definitely hope you’ve put that in the past and are loving every minute of Brian Daboll as the new head coach of the G-Men. Judge’s time in East Rutherford couldn’t have gone much worse, and things didn’t get much better for him with the Patriots.

Judge served as quarterbacks coach and offensive assistant for the Pats this past season. According to a report from the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan, quarterback Mac Jones wasn’t a fan of Judge and Bill Belichick had a tough time putting up with him as well. Goodness.

Joe Judge’s first season with the New England Patriots was a disaster

"“As Patricia came under outside fire as the face of the offense, Judge drew increasing criticism from within,” Callahan wrote on Judge’s situation in New England. “Belichick would blast him in practice, and it wasn’t uncommon for Judge and Jones to trade profanity-laced outbursts. Jones’ trust in his position coach was effectively non-existent.”"

With Josh McDaniels leaving Foxborough and taking over as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, Belichick decided to have Matt Patricia and Judge take over in running the offense. That didn’t turn out so well, with the Patriots finishing the season 8-9, missing out on the playoffs. Countless New England fans hated the system put in place.

The Pats fixed things this month by hiring Bill O’Brien as the new offensive coordinator, leaving Judge’s future with the team in doubt. Per Callahan, Jones and Judge basically hated one another. That’s not the kind of relationship you want with your position coach.

Luckily for the Giants, Daboll was just named the PFWA Coach of the Year and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka very well could end up staying in town after DeMeco Ryans has emerged as the Texans’ top target for head coach. As for Judge and the Patriots, things may be coming to a close for that dysfunctional relationship soon.