Joe Judge has refused to disclose who will call the offensive games in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. While it may be one of the worst-kept secrets in the Giants’ history that senior offensive assistant Freddie Kitchens is expected to take charge, Judge has insisted on playing berth since the firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett earlier this week.
“We have a lot of things that can be a little bit up our sleeve,” Judge said of his reasoning. “Any competitive advantage you have, you will keep to yourself.”
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said that despite the deficit, he, like everyone else, expects Kitchens to be on the radio and calling plays.
“I think we have to think that way,” he said. “But you prepare for every other scenario. If I’m a coaching judge, I do the same, and I’m not saying who calls the plays, because then there’s one less thing we can prepare for.”
Does it really make that big of a difference for the Eagles?
“Every time a play-caller changes, there are definitely benefits to it in terms of the Giants, because again, whoever calls the plays, it will be different,” Sirianni said. “Whoever it is, it’s going to be different than what coach Garrett called it, because everyone’s going to think about the game a little bit differently … I believe there’s a competitive advantage when there’s a change and you do not. has any power. tape on the coordinator who will call it. ”
Having a new voice in the quarterback’s ear does not solve everything that fails the Giants’ offense.
“There are a number of things that can change,” the judge said. “Changing a play-caller is one aspect of it, and maybe the approach we take as a misdemeanor is another aspect of it. In a short week, you will not go ahead and completely blow up a misdemeanor and do things. “but you’ll look at using things a little differently. Maybe it’s staff, maybe it’s schedule, maybe it’s situation calling, whatever it may be.”
The referee has maintained that the offensive game plan will be drawn up jointly by all the offensive position coaches, plus himself and quality control coach Russ Callaway, who is considered to be a very promising offensive mind.
However, only one of them will be attached to the offensive huddle via the headset.
“I do not know,” Judge said with a laugh as he was asked the 10th time to identify who that person would be. “Maybe we’re just drawing names, I’m not sure.”
Notes and quotes: WR Kadarius Toney (quadriceps) did not train on Thursday and his status is still weak for Sunday’s match. Toney was injured late in Monday’s game against the Bucs. . . S Logan Ryan remains on COVID / reserve one week after his first positive test. He needs two negative tests at 24-hour intervals to be cleared, but even with that, after such a long time in quarantine, he may not be ready to play on Sunday. . . The Giants are filling up on tight ends with Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and Kaden Smith (knee) who are unlikely to play on Sunday. They signed Chris Myarick to the active list from their training team and added Jake Hausmann and Deon Yelder to the training team.