Saquon Barkley Speaks Out On Giants Firing Pat Shurmur
Saquon Barkley speaks out on the Giants firing Pat Shurmur in a recent interview.
New York is more or less where everyone was expecting the team to be in 2019.
Through 15 games, the Giants 4-11 on the season. In two seasons with the team, Shurmur has put together a record of 9-22.
Given the fact that management fired Shurmur’s predecessor Bob McAdoo two seasons in for compiling a 13-15 record, it stands to reason that there would be some speculation about the Giants going in a different direction.
On Thursday, New York’s star running back and best player was asked if he still believes in his head coach.
Barkley insisted that not only did he believe in Shurmur, but he also believed in the rest of the coaching staff as well.
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“I not only believe in Pat Shurmur, but I believe in all the coaches we have here,” he said.
“It’s easy to point the blame at one person,” he continued.
“At the end of the day, it’s not only on one person why we haven’t been successful these last two years.”
The one thing that may end up saving Shurmur’s job and securing him a 2020 season is his development of rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones.
Although Jones cooled down a bit after a hot start, he is still quite clearly on of the more promising young passers in the league.
This Sunday New York will have the opportunity to knock the Philadelphia Eagles out of playoff contention. Regardless of how that outing ultimately turns out, it looks like Shurmur will likely get one more year as the head coach of the Giants.