New York Giants are turning into the New England Crimson Tide

New York Giants, Joe Judge, center, CEO John Mara, left, chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch, and GM Gettleman. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
New York Giants, Joe Judge, center, CEO John Mara, left, chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch, and GM Gettleman. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Head Coach Joe Judge is saying all the right things and hiring good people for his New York Giants staff.

Recently hired New York Giants Head Coach Joe Judge has taken the Big Apple media captive each time he steps up to the microphone. He shows the confidence and bravado you’d expect from an NFL head coach at the ripe age of 38 but who’s quietly packed in 15 years of coaching experience.

New York Giants selected him for a reason as Judge is proving that he may have a great plan in place. Putting constant pressure on opponents, creating concepts and schemes in all three phases of the game that will keep other teams on their toes.

The number one thing that the Judge is bringing into the Giants fold, with great ease, is coaches from his last two major stops. The University of Alabama has been kind enough to send some experienced coaches the Giants way and the Patriots were kind enough to give a few of the Giants new coaches (including the defense coordinator) Positive winning experience as coaches.

Judge has selected coaches he can trust and for the most part, people he knows he can work positively with. Jason Garrett who has a very sound offensive mind, which most casual fans won’t give him credit for having, was brought in. But more importantly, Garrett already knows the rigors of navigating the NFC East.

Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham made a lateral move, away from the Dolphins to coach the Big Blue defense. Graham falls inline with the New England tree and learned under some very creative coordinators and arguably one of the greatest head coaches to come through the years.

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  • Burton Burns is reported to be joining the New York Giants staff. He will take over as running backs coach, after coaching the backs at Alabama from 2007-2017. Burns brings a wealth of knowledge with him and has produced some pretty talented running backs by maximizing their potential.
  • Jerry Schuplinski will reportedly become the Giants quarterback coach. He is trusted by Judge to groom Daniel Jones. After years of working with Brady in the New England organization (easiest job ever) Schuplinski will step over to the NFC to help his old coaching friend.
  •  Jerome Henderson received his coaching experience elsewhere in the league. His stops include the Falcons, Cowboys, Jets, and Browns. However before he went into coaching, he once played for New England from 1991-1998. Henderson will step in as the new defensive backs coach.,
  • Bret Bielema is also joining the New York Giants defensive coaching staff. The former college head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas worked with Judge the last two years in New England.

Aside from the coaches that are being retained from Pat Shurmur’s staff, I’m sure that as Joe Judge begins to round out his coaching staff the people he hires will all have some prior connection to himself, New England or the University of Alabama. The pattern is set, Judge will go with his gut in who he trusts to bring him success in his first role as a Head coach.

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Judge as already made smart moves by keeping the most popular and well-respected coaches on staff from the previous regime. The holdovers will have to implement his style of play and practice going forward as Judge brands his own identity on this Giants team.