New York Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett

New York Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In an effort to spark an anemic offense with the season teetering on the brink of fiasco, the New York Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after a dreadful performance in a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Coach Joe Judge confirmed the dismissal of Garrett on Tuesday, noting the offense was not scoring enough points.

“This is not a blame game,” Judge said. “That’s not what this is at all. I am not looking for a head to roll or worried about external opinions or perceptions. This is not a blame game. I am very appreciative of Jason for a lot of things he has done for us.”

Judge said the coaching staff would combine to make an offensive game plan for the contest against the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. He refused to say who would call the plays, noting every member of the staff is an option, including himself.

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