Don’t expect a complete remodel of the Giants offense


The Giants are about to find out if Jason Garrett really prevented his Paper-Tiger offense, or whether it was more difficult to fix the problem.

Head coach Joe Judge dismissed Garrett and declined to name the interim offensive coordinator on Tuesday in favor of tackling “cooperatively in-house” adjustments next week. This is part of the fan base, as the Giants average just 18.9 points per game in and out of the playmakers Saquon Barkley, Kadarius Tony, Kenny Golladay and others.

“There’s going to be a lot of the same players there and it’s still elements of the playbook. That’s where we go,” the judge said. “We will see new wrinkles develop and we can add new projects and concepts.”

A source told The Post that Freddie Kitchens – a former Browns head coach, a 17-year friend of the judges and an inexperienced senior offensive assistant for the Giants – is expected to perform game-day play-calling. But the judges did not curiously commit to the kitchens and opened up all possibilities, including their primarily special teams background and the fact that they could call plays despite the Patriots’ one-year coaching receivers.

The Giants scored six points in a loss to the Browns, with Kitchens calling plays for Garrett, who was absent last season.

Giants coach Freddie Kitchens runs the offense last season against the Browns.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

“Freddie has a very aggressive approach to the game,” the judge said when pressed on the kitchens Tuesday. “Freddy has done a great job in terms of using his players and creating the adjustments and scenarios that they can be successful in. They call it the degree of multiples and variables that present problems for opponents.

The timing of the change is poor because just a week before the giants face the eagles, after ruining the learning period given by the November 8-13 bye. How much can really change in the final seven games compared to the offseason?

Longtime NFL executives explained that they were once in a situation where the thinking behind the in-season coordinator was, “It’s not going to make much difference, but at least we’re telling the players we’re not going to accept it. It’s a lack of quality coaching.” But the replacement “was able to change much more than we thought.”

Judges are in the position to select the right coordinators to restore confidence in their decision-making.

“If this is the default option, why make a decision during the season?” Said the executive. “Once you have the right people, continuity is very important. Until then there is no price for it ”

Kitchens has coached the offensive line, running backs and tight ends but has limited play-calling experience. The Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield won the offensive rookie of the year in 2018 after taking over the Kitchens in-season, but the offense fell to Kitchens’ head coach and play-a-year.

Kitchen’s offense has shown creativity, but they’ve already given the Giants the Browns-tried wrinkles, such as the Jet Sweep, the Wildcat quarterback and the Wishbone offense. It did not end with the perception that Garrett’s crime, especially the waypoint concepts, had been embodied in the 1990s at Norw Turner-Mauld.

“I wouldn’t say one [whiz kid]-Type coordinator is the primary answer, ”ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday said. “There’s nothing about the Patriots offense right now. It’s one of the most complex and trendy. It’s not surprising that the Giants, at best, are doing what Eli Manning is doing.

“You have to stick to what you guys are asking them to do. All they have to do is come up with a clear and definitive plan, and be specific to the players about what you are going to do after the next four weeks. And, by the way, you can better evaluate players for the future.

As the offense continues to struggle, pressure on the judges, GM Dave Gettleman and others selecting high-priced free agents and draft picks to increase the offense will intensify.

“He’s still trying to figure out who he is,” the NFL scout said. “They have to do more mid-zone runs with RPO concepts behind it. They don’t know how to use Saquon to bring a ball into space for big, strong reggae bush – or other guys.



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