Weak 18: Giants Unbelievably Call QB Sneak on 3rd & 9

Weak 18: Giants Unbelievably Call QB Sneak on 3rd & 9

Certain moments crystallize the futility of football teams and their complete lack of direction. The Giants had several of those on Sunday, but one of them really stood out.

A meaningless game and staring down the barrel of 4-13 with a quarterback who is not your team’s future is usually a time when most coaches will open the playbook and play with reckless abandon.

Giants coach Joe Judge, however, went a different way.

Late in the first half, the Giants inexplicably ran quarterback sneaks on consecutive plays from inside their 5-yard line.

The Giants just QB sneaked on 2nd & 3rd down. This is unbelievably soft. pic.twitter.com/4ziBxYI55A

— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) January 9, 2022

How Judge can leave the stadium while remaining head coach of the Giants is unfathomable, Twitter was not kind after Judge’s surrender.

Who’s the show again??? pic.twitter.com/VDztCsxPU1

— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 9, 2022

I can't stop watching this. What's next for Joe Judge? Dragging the Super Bowl trophies from the bumper of his car? Streaking in a bodysuit? https://t.co/QEUKDOXCL2

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 9, 2022

No one:
Joe Judge on 3rd and 9 in a meaningless game: pic.twitter.com/zHj9cPzvQn

— Covers (@Covers) January 9, 2022

John Mara reportedly thinks Joe Judge could be the next Bill Parcells or Bill Belichick. @ZachGelb hopes John Mara stops thinking that after the Giants ran a QB sneak on 3rd and 9.

Zach says this should be the last game Joe Judge coaches with the Giants. pic.twitter.com/ZvAPsjH9f0

— CBS Sports Radio (@CBSSportsRadio) January 9, 2022

Joe Judge and the #giants trying to run a QB sneak on 3rd and 9 pic.twitter.com/Yj1WXiwROa

— GeoffinLincoln (@GeoffinLincoln) January 9, 2022

The Giants seriously just ran a 3rd and 9 QB sneak. Not a draw. A sneak. Out of a de facto kneel formation.

The Giants have packed it in the last 2 weeks one year after Joe Judge criticize Doug Pederson for not giving 100% all the way to the end. Can't make it up.

— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) January 9, 2022

What a creative call on 3rd & 9. Joe Judge lettin it fly! https://t.co/D7BXld3ps0

— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) January 9, 2022

If it’s any consolation to Giants fans, and I’m sure it is, their season is over.

Dylan Gwinn