Giants head coach Joe Judge praises 'one vision' throughout entire organization

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Joe Judge poses with Giants helmet
Joe Judge poses with Giants helmet

As the first regular season of the Joe Judge era comes to a close with an outside chance at clinching a playoff berth on Sunday, the first-year Giants head coach praised the synergy between the coaching staff and the front office, namely general manager Dave Gettleman.

“I’d say the entire building since I’ve been here has really had one vision going forward,” Judge said. I’ve enjoyed working with Dave the entire year. We’ve done a lot of good things together.”

Not only did the team bring in James Bradberry and Logan Ryan via free agency in the offseason, but they hit in the draft, as well. While fourth overall pick Andrew (third round) and Shane Lemieux (fifth round) have also seen action as part of an offensive line rotation the team has implemented throughout the season.

Linebackers Carter Coughlin, Cam Brown and Tae Crowder were all seventh-round picks, but all three have seen significant action this season.

“There’s been a lot of really good communication with Dave, Kevin (Abrams), Mark (Koncz), Tim (McDonnell),” Judge said. All the guys working in personnel in terms of the kinds of players that we’re really looking for that fit into our systems, and looking around the league and who’s available on the street as well as building in the draft with Chris (Pettit) and his staff in terms of who’s going to fit what we’re looking for. I’m very pleased how we came into last spring with free agency and the draft.”

Ryan signed a three-year contract extension last week and is part of a new-look defense – featuring the aforementioned rookie linebackers and free-agent signing Blake Martinez -- which the Giants will hope will be a major strength of their team moving forward.

“I think all those guys we brought in have contributed to this team, have developed in time and have helped lay a foundation for this team,” Judge said. “We have to keep drafting well, we have to keep signing free agents that will build not only within our culture but our schemes and give us versatility.”