In the latest New York Giants news they have fired Pat Shurmur. The New York Giants finished the season with a 4-12 record, which was good for third place in the NFC East. Even though the team is rebuilding and got rid of some of their best players during the offseason, the team didn’t perform well enough for the front office and they decided to part ways with head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday morning.
Shurmur finished with a 9-23 record with the Giants. Team president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch released a statement after Shurmur’s dismissal.
“Steve and I have had many extensive discussions about the state of the Giants,” Mara said. “This morning, we made the very difficult decision that it would be in the best interest of the franchise that we relieve Pat of his duties. The last three seasons have been extremely disappointing for the organization and our fans. Pat has been a successful and highly-respected NFL coach for 21 years and he is not solely responsible for our record. But we came to the conclusion it is best to have a fresh start with the coaching staff. We very much appreciate how much Pat Shurmur has done for this franchise. He is a man of character and integrity and the team has conducted itself with pride and professionalism.”
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In the statement, Mara and Tisch announced that the team plans on keeping general manager Dave Gettleman, who many thought would be fired.
“Dave has a long record of success,” Mara said. “We think he’s capable of putting a great team together and he’s going to get that opportunity. To the extent we need to make changes in personnel or the way we do things, we’re going to discuss that.”
Shurmur knew he was on the hot seat after the regular season ended on Sunday.
“This is a wins business — I get it, I get it,” Shurmur said after the Giants’ 34-17 loss to the Eagles. “We’ve been talking about [my job] for, I think, about six weeks. You’ve been asking me the same questions for six weeks. So I don’t know if I’m getting good at answering them, but I’m answering them a lot. But that’s the reality of this business. When you don’t win, that’s the line of questioning. Listen, I get that, I get that.”