Former NY Giants head coach rightfully listed as one of the worst NFL hires ever

This was a move Dave Gettleman will never live down.
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Now that Brian Daboll is in East Rutherford leading the NY Giants, it almost makes people forget about the awful play of the team before he got there. Almost. Before Daboll was in town, former Giants general manager Dave Gettleman brought in Joe Judge to take charge of the G-Men.

Judge was a nightmare with the team and plenty of people will still argue that he should have never even been hired in the first place. The team over at Pro Football Network agrees, as they've included Judge on its list of the worst coaching hires of all time. Judge checks in at No. 6 on the list.

Joe Judge was a nightmare hire as head coach of the NY Giants

"A 10-23 overall record tells the story of Judge’s tenure with the Giants, but so does one specific play from the end of his stint with Big Blue. In what ended up being Judge’s final game as New York’s head coach (the 2021 regular-season finale), Judge called for consecutive quarterback sneaks on 2nd-and-11 and 3rd-and-9 while the Giants were backed up against their own goal line. New York had no faith it could execute even a basic offensive play, a terrible reflection on its head coach."

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Those QB sneaks PFN referenced continue to haunt Giants Nation - it's something Big Blue supporters still get trolled about. Thankfully, that basically put the nail in the coffin for Judge and his time with the NFC East side.

Since then, Joe Schoen and Daboll have made their way to town and there's new-found belief in the squad. The Giants made the postseason the year after Judge was fired. Does that tell you anything about the monstrous difference Daboll and Co. have been able to make?

It should. While 2023 didn't go as planned, the G-Men could be a sneaky good squad in 2024 thanks to an improved defense and Malik Nabers being the WR1 this team has been needing for a while. Judge is already out of the NFL completely and is now in the college ranks with Ole Miss as an analyst.