The New York Giants have parted methods with head coach Pat Shurmur after one other disappointing season.
The coach, who was solely two years right into a five-year contract, was let go Monday after assembly with the workforce’s house owners.
“This morning, we made the very tough choice that it might be in the most effective curiosity of the franchise that we relieve Pat of his duties,” team president John Mara said in a press release. “Pat has been a profitable and highly-respected NFL coach for 21 years and he isn’t solely liable for our document. However we got here to the conclusion it’s best to have a contemporary begin with the teaching employees.”
The firing got here hours after the Giants suffered a 34-17 house defeat to the rival Philadelphia Eagles, which handed the latter workforce the NFC East division title and a spot within the NFL Playoffs. Below two seasons with Shurmur, the Giants have been simply 9-23 and by no means received greater than 5 video games in both marketing campaign.
At one level throughout this present season, the Giants misplaced 9 straight video games.
Mara mentioned he and chairman Steve Tisch, as house owners, “take full duty for our current poor document.”
“It’s our objective to persistently ship high-quality soccer and we’ll do every little thing in our energy to see that there’s a speedy and substantial turnaround,” Mara added.
He famous that the seek for a brand new coach can be “intensive” and can begin instantly.
“We have had three dropping years in a row and, fairly frankly, we now have misplaced some standing as a corporation,” Mara mentioned. “When you’ve got three dropping years in a row as we now have, you face numerous criticism. A number of it’s deserved. It is as much as us now to show that round and get again to the place I feel we ought to be.”
Shurmur has not spoken publicly since his firing.
“If I’m again, I’m wanting ahead to working with this younger expertise,’’ the New York Post quoted Shurmur as telling reporters Sunday following the Giants’ Week 17 loss. “If I’m not, whoever’s teaching this workforce has acquired a fantastic group of younger gamers, the lifeless cash goes away, there’s going to be cap house, we acquired picks so there [are] methods to enhance the workforce.”
“That’s about as sincere and clear as I could make it,” he added.
Fox Information’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.