East Rutherford, NJ – New York Giants coach Joe Judge has clarified what he thought of how the Philadelphia Eagles handled the Washington football team in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s loss, leaving his team out of the playoffs as a result: no.
The referee described his belief that he would disrespect his players and the entire league – those who had made sacrifices to make this difficult season – a game they would try to win if they did not go out and try for 60 minutes.
“We will never do that until I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” the judge said Monday, at the end of a two-minute response to a question about whether he thought the Eagles had done anything wrong.
Philadelphia put up a third string quarterback Nate Sutfeld In the match for the fourth quarter of the game with three points at that time. Coach Doug Peterson insisted he was the “coach to win” and said the 2021 NFL draft fit would not influence his decision-making.
Washington won the game 20-14, eliminating the Giants from the postseason. As a result Washington won the NFC East.
The judge said he did not speak to Peterson about what went down. Instead, the Eagles will allow themselves to talk about how they approached the game.
With the Philadelphia-Washington background, the Giants coach said Tampa Bay was preparing for a playoff match with the Buccaneers. But he seemed to notice exactly what was coming down.
“Obviously the players have been asking me all day. I can not express one thing to keep in mind from this season. We have chosen a lot of people this season. Well, a lot of us have chosen coaches, players, family members,” the judge said. To see a group of grown men, I try one day, day out and try to empty the tank, and then I look them in the eye and I can assure them that I’m always going to keep them for a competitive advantage and do everything I can to play them strong.
“For me, you don’t want to insult the game by insulting those players and their effort. The sacrifices they made to come to work every day, to check in before coming, to sit in meetings at intervals, to wear masks and to do that are shields over those masks, to go through elaborate protocols, in unusual ways. To travel, receive text messages at 6:30 am, tell them the training is going to be canceled [and] We want to make a virtual day, please do not thank your family, please avoid Christmas meetings, we know it is your wife’s birthday. There are many sacrifices made by all the players and coaches in this league. There are many sacrifices with family members and people associated with them.
“To insult everyone’s attempt to win the National Football League this season, to go out there and humiliate the game without competing for 60 minutes, to do everything we can to win those players over. We will never do that until I am the head coach of the New York Giants.”
The judge began his response by pointing out that the Giants (6-10) have 16 chances this season and said you do not want to leave your fate in anyone else’s hands.
That is what happened in this situation. New York had to beat Dallas on Sunday afternoon (which the Giants did, 23-19), and then I hope the Eagles could upset Washington tonight. This did not happen because a large team was inactive for the Eagles game, and then Rookie put up a quarterback Jalan Hertz Bench at the end of the match.
“So we will not make excuses as an organization,” the judge said. “Not now, not always. We had opportunities.”
This is the message he revealed to his players during the Monday morning meeting. Despite the very different tone on social media during the game, a few players who spoke to the media had a similar feeling. It was clear that this was under the guidance of the judge.
Security Jabril Peppers He said he was not angry. He used a similar line about not wanting to leave your destiny in the hands of another man.
“We had 16 chances to do that,” Peppers said, which seemed like what the judge said a day later.
Pepper and several other Giants players sealed off any tough feeling towards the Eagles. They have publicly ruled out competing with their NFC East rivals next season due to this incident.