The New York Giants have been a disaster since the start of the 2018 season, and Stephen A. Smith is willing to sacrifice his own teammate if it means fixing the team.
Stephen A. Smith is willing to sacrifice his own team mate if it means fixing the New York Giants. He wants to trade Odell Beckham Jr for a first round pick and two second round picks.
Smith, Stephen A., an ESPN commentator, has reached his breaking point. Unfortunately for fans of responsible criticism and intelligent analysis, the 54-year-new old’s mindset does not imply that he will embrace either attitude anytime soon.
Smith, like many others in the Northeast, is sick and tired of the New York Giants. Rather than booing or leading a demonstration at MetLife Stadium, ESPN’s $12 million man is willing to sacrifice one of his colleagues.
Louis Riddick should replace Dave Gettleman as head coach of the New York Giants, according to Stephen A. Smith.
Could ESPN’s Louis Riddick take over as general manager of the New York Giants? | Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
The Giants are a catastrophe at 1-5 and are on track to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in ten years. Smith’s recent outburst also targeted the once-proud franchise.
Smith advocated for the Giants to dismiss general manager Dave Gettleman on the Oct. 18 edition of First Take. Since the publicly chastised general manager took over before of the 2018 season, the four-time Super Bowl winners have gone 16-38.
Smith said he already has an excellent candidate in mind if or when the Giants break company with Gettleman.
“The Next York Giants and [owner] John Mara ought to go to ESPN and beg Louis Riddick to leave the booth so he can be the new general manager of the New York Giants, which is the choice they should have chosen when they were interviewing both him and Gettleman for the position.”
Stephen A. Smith
Riddick, who is in his second season as the host of Monday Night Football, interviewed with three clubs over the summer for a general manager position. Although he has never been a general manager, the 52-year-old worked in the front office for the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001 to 2013.
Smith is right in his assessment that the Giants need a thorough overhaul.
There’s a case to be made for replacing Dave Gettleman as GM right now. The #Giants can’t afford to sell draft choices right now since the trade deadline is approaching. There’s even an EX to back up a scenario. In 2019, Dave was 2-6 when he dealt a 3 for an upcoming free agent.
October 18, 2021 — Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
Smith demonstrates that he has perfected the skill of acting stupid at times. Underneath all of his heated takes and thirst for clicks and viral hits is a person with razor-sharp wit and fascinating ideas.
It’s difficult to argue with Smith’s assessment that Riddick should be pursued by the Giants, even if it will be his first general manager position. When the job became vacant late in the 2017 season, the Giants obviously felt enough of the former Atlanta Falcons safety to interview him.
The Giants have traditionally wanted to retain the general manager position inside the organization. Ernie Accorsi, who was the assistant general manager from 1994 to 1997 before becoming the general manager in 1998, laid the groundwork for the 2007 and 2011 championship teams. When he retired in 2007, he handed over the reins to Reese, a veteran Giants scout and executive. When the club dismissed Reece in 2017, they rehired Gettleman, who had previously worked with the franchise from 1998 to 2012 before becoming Carolina’s general manager in 2013.
It’s time for a new beginning. Riddick has no connections to the company and will bring fresh ideas to the table. Despite the fact that he hasn’t worked in a front office in almost a decade, he has watched the game develop via his positions at ESPN. During a Get Up episode in August, he publicly chastised Gettleman and the Giants’ recent mismanagement.
On the one hand, the failure of veteran NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock in Las Vegas may lead to skepticism about Riddick’s prospects. Riddick, on the other hand, worked as a scout and a pro personnel executive for more than a decade. Mayock, who played with the Giants from 1982 to 1983, worked in broadcasting for three decades until joining the Raiders following the 2018 season.
Joe Judge’s dismissal should also be considered by Gettleman’s successor.
Whether Riddick, Mayock, or Smith himself is the new general manager, the first step must be to fire head coach Joe Judge and start over.
During Judge’s time as head coach, the Giants have gone 7-15 and have been outscored 534-390. Members of the media, notably Craig Carton of the New York sports radio station WFAN, have chastised him for using clichés at news conferences. Former Giants offensive line coach Marc Colombo and ex-tight end Kelvin Benjamin had off-field issues with the three-time Super Bowl winner.
To finish at 9-8, the Giants must win eight of their remaining 11 games. There’s a good possibility the club will dismiss Gettleman as you’re reading this and replace him with Riddick right away.
Imagine what would happen if Riddick appointed Smith as his head of public relations. Giants fans would be tormented enough as it is. That would be more bearable than the Gettleman and Judge period.
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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is willing to sacrifice his own teammate if it means fixing the New York Giants. He believes that the team needs a new quarterback, and that they should trade Eli Manning for a high draft pick. Reference: espn first take.
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