The New York Giants fell to 3-7 on the season after a 30-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, putting them at the basement of the NFC East once again.
The Giants’ biggest problem is an offense that can’t regularly score points. New York has the third-fewest touchdowns in the NFL this season, trailing only the Lions and Texans, and they squandered another opportunity and failed to construct anything resembling a comeback in the second half on Monday. While there is plenty of fault to go around, the offensive coordinator is often the first to be blamed, and the Giants dismissed Jason Garret on Tuesday.
Garrett took over as Giants offensive coordinator prior to last season, coming to New York after a long run as head coach of the Cowboys. Garrett, unfortunately for Giants fans, did not bring a revitalized scheme to New York, instead of producing a similarly dismal offense – one that hasn’t been helped by a subpar offensive line and inconsistent at best quarterback play from Daniel Jones.
Still, Garrett’s uninspired offensive plan is on its way out, and New York will turn to assistant Freddie Kitchens, who was previously with the Browns, to see if they can breathe life into their offense, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. If not, further drastic reforms in New York may be required to try to right the ship.