New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is firmly on the hot seat with a record of 2-10, having also failed to win any games in the months of October and November for the first time in franchise history.
Shurmur’s status with the team was further called into question when Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said he and team CEO, John Mara, will have a heart-to-heart talk after the season as it pertains to both Shurmur’s job and the job of general manager Dave Gettleman.
That was no skin of Shurmur’s back, however.
While meeting with reporters on Wednesday, Shurmur acknowledged that he’s enlightened to the fact that he’s coaching for his job, just as he has been since the day he was hired.
“I really have no reaction to that. I was made aware that he spoke [Monday]. I’m sure he’s disappointed with the results this season, just like I am and we are. I’m trying to get this team ready to play and win a game against Philly,” Shurmur said of Tisch’s comments.
“I feel like I’m coaching for my job every day. That’s the way we function. As players, you’re playing for your job, and you’re coaching for your job every day. We understand this is a results business, and the ultimate result is winning games. Along the way, doing the things necessary to win a game and then consistently win. That’s just the reality of it.”
Shurmur has never once shied away from the team’s failures or made excuses for the lack of wins, so whether you are a fan of his or not, there’s something to respect about that.
Ironically, Shurmur’s fate may now be tied directly to quarterback Eli Manning, whom he gave up on after just two weeks of the season.