Once again New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman blew up another promising New York Giants draft. His promise to do better after last year’s 4-12 embarrassment is ringing very hollow.
In August of 1940,
the German Luftwaffe put on a relentless bombing of London. The British Royal Air Force eventually repelled them. Afterward, England’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the nation. He famously said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much, owed by so many, to so few. After the New York Giants past few drafts, I can confidently say about New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman, “Never in the NFL, has someone done so little with so much.”
At Big Blue’s press conference announcing the firing of Head Coach Pat Shurmer, Gettleman finally took a little responsibility for the New York Giants recent failures. The GM said his performance “not good enough .” He felt like he was “on notice” and would “get better.”
Gettleman promised changes were coming to the organization. They had to hire a new coaching staff, and Joe Judge was brought in from New England to run the on-field product. Other than that, nothing has changed. Judging by Gettleman’s performance this weekend, the GM lied to all of New York Giants Nation.
In a room by himself (and an IT guy), Gettleman is the smartest football man in that room. The problem is that he thinks he’s the most intelligent football man in the NFL. He knows what no one else does. Gettleman once again showed his tremendous ego and stubborn will as the draft went on. His archaic talent evaluation skills have once again set the team back. GMDG has no clue that its the year 2020.
I don’t want to rant through this entire article. It’s pointless. Until Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch recognize the problem, nothing will change. For now, I am happy to provide some of the ammo that ownership can use to terminate Dave Gettleman’s employment.