The look is never good when you were late for the Ron Rivera party and allowed him to go to the Redskins, and you let Mike McCarthy out of the building in the desperate embrace of Jerry Jones and then New York City boy Matt Rhule the money from Panthers owner David Tepper and never comes to Giants Drive in 1925.
The reaction of the late Casey Stengel: "Can nobody play this game here?"
Weren't these guys the flagship of the New York Football Giants in the past?
So yes, for better or for worse, here comes Da Judge.
Out of the blue.
Because if you had a chance of getting the next Giants head coach, Joe Judge Judge would have been slightly ahead.
The last day is of course not today.
It will be every day that Joe Judge proves the Giants' right or wrong game when the games start.
Then the court will meet.
Until then, the jury is very divided.
Innocent until proven guilty.
Let's give the guy a chance.
Of course, it's a gamble for a franchise company that can't afford a third direct mistake.
Betting is a Lambeau Leap of Faith? Some may see it as a leap of faith to the Empire State Building.
After all, Joe Judge has as much experience as a head coach as Aaron Judge.
More than anything, the giants were desperate for a leader of men, someone who could control the room, and apparently believed that this was General Patton, the footballer. So much so that they weren't so desperate for Rhule and didn't have to hear what Josh McDaniels had to say.
Former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said on ESPN that the Giants panicked when they didn't conduct a McDaniels interview. Given McDaniels' recent criticism of the Colts and Mississippi State's designs at Judge, however, they cannot be criticized for not risking playing with musical head coaches and running out of space.
Of course, it helped that the 38-year-old judge was not only a three-ring student on the Belichick Way, but also a student on the Nick Saban Way.
It is imperative that the judge hire an experienced offensive coordinator who will help Daniel Jones make the leap into the second year. And for his battered defense, Wade Phillips or Kris Richard end up as defense coordinators.
Rhule made an offer to the Giants – a $ 60-70 million seven-year offer – that the judge could refuse because of the money, power, control, and structure under GM Dave Gettleman.
It would have led to a nice story – the former Giants assistant coach under Tom Coughlin who loves Nobu Fifty Seven – when he returned home to revive the Giants.
If Belichick trusts someone as he trusted Judge – his coordinator for special teams and his trainer for wide-angle receivers – it is better to believe that his recommendation was very well received by John Mara.
Look, for better or for worse, the giants went with their guts. Or were forced to go with their guts, however it played out for them. And yes, it is difficult to trust that they understand it correctly. Giants fans applauded Pat Shurmur's take. Like most of the others. The late George Young was certain that Ray Handley was a better option than Belichick to follow Bill Parcells. And Young, who belongs in the Hall of Fame, almost fired Parcells after his 3-12-1 season for Howard Schnellenberger. Frank Reich was an afterthought in Indianapolis after McDaniels left her at the altar.
"Do I like a man who has to earn his resume? Yes. I made my living hiring people with thin résumés and that has proven pretty good for me over the past 25 years, ”said Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti the day he introduced John Harbaugh. "I think that benefits John. I said three weeks ago that you have to take risks to be successful. You have to be willing to do things that the masses wouldn't do, or I don't think you're going to can separate the crowds. Is it a bit more of a seized opportunity? Yes, but the time we spent with John Harbaugh made me feel like we hired the right man.
"You go with your instincts and I have pretty good instincts."
Mike Tomlin had only a year as defense coordinator when the Steelers selected him over Rivera and Russ Grimm to succeed Bill Cowher. In his book "Dan Rooney: My 75 Years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL" Rooney wrote that Tomlin "broke our doors".
Would Rhule, a proven programmer, have blown the giants' doors? Probably. Will he win a Super Bowl one day? Who knows? Will judge? Who knows? How well did Belichick do on his first appearance in the NFL HC? How well did Saban do on his only appearance in the NFL HC? Stengel again: "You could look it up."
The judge's answer to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss about his type of team: "An intelligent, tough soccer team that plays solidly from the ground up." Which of course everyone demands. Which of course wasn't the New York Football Giants.
Mara was dead when Tom Landry left his father's Giants to coach the cowboys and Vince Lombardi left his father's Giants to coach the Packers.
Will this be another date that will live in the shame of the giants?
If you do not imagine yourself as a clairvoyant, there is no judgment today.
Who would have thought that the only man the Giants had decided could not be released from the building would be Joe Judge?