Giants’ Jason Garrett not worried about losing job, play-calling duties

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New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett should be on the hot seat. Whether or not he is… That’s another question and a different debate. But he should be.

The Giants have one of the lowest-scoring offenses in the NFL and are near the bottom of almost every statistical category since Garrett took over as their OC in 2020. This season, they’re 0-3 and with the exception of a 29-point outburst against Washington, they’re still struggling to score.

Head coach Joe Judge has already stated Garrett will keep calling the offensive plays, but the pressure is on to improve. If the Giants don’t, Judge may be forced to make a difficult decision.

But that reality rolls right off the back of Garrett.

“I don’t really think about that,” Garrett told reporters when asked about potentially losing play-calling duties. “We’ve just got to get better. We come in and we work hard to try to do that as coaches and as players every day. Had a good day yesterday, got to come back and have a good day today.”

However, the pressure is mounting and even Garrett can not deny that.

“It’s a responsibility and it’s one that we all embrace. Whatever our role is, you want to embrace those roles,” Garrett said.

So, how do the Giants adjust? What do they need to do to improve? It’s all about maintaining balance and consistency, Garrett says.

“I think we’ve done a pretty decent job being balanced over the first few weeks. We’ve been able to move the ball,” Garrett said. “Situationally, we’ve done a pretty good job except for the red zone. At the end of the game, the two-minute wasn’t as good as it needed to be, but some of the other stuff was better – third down, short yardage, goal line. Those were positives. You try to attack with personnel, formation, tempo – been using tempo a lot lately. You try to attack different ways. You try to be balanced. We’re a work in progress. We’ll continue to try to get better.”

Things will get no easier for Garrett and the Giants offense this Sunday. Not only are they going up against a very talented New Orleans Saints defense, they will likely be down two starting wide receivers (Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton) and on their fourth different offensive line combination of the year.