Mike Francesa: Giants Getting Better 'Behind Scenes'? Trubisky Lit Them Up

Rips Pat Shurmur, Now 7-20 as Big Blue Coach

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November 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm

The New York Giants dropped their seventh straight game Sunday afternoon, falling to the Chicago Bears blank. Head coach Pat Shurmur is now 7-20 with the team and 17-43 overall as a head coach in the National Football League.

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WFAN's Mike Francesa didn't hold back on Tuesday, responding to Pat Shurmur's comments to the media after the team's 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

"What does improvements behind-the-scenes mean? Are they playing games we cant see? What we see is they can't beat bad teams they usually are non compeititve versus good teams they let trubiksy who was 3 4 to the bench ranked below part time quarterbacks in efficency. Ranked 34th going into this week he lit them up in the 2nd half and threw for 280 yards, he hadnt had 28 yards in his last 4 games. The Jets couldn't do nothing, couldn't get offensive touchdowns until they met the Giants. The Giants instilled confidence in their players."

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky had one of his best games of the season, throwing for 278 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

"Progress? If not for a desperation 4th-and-15 play where the Bears did a hideous job in the end zone and let Golden Tate go up and catch the ball, if not for that hail mary, the final score would've been 19-7 versus a Bears team that couldnt beat anybody. This goes on every week. They've legitmately won one game all season, the Redskins. They put in a kid who wasn't prepared to play quarterback and he's (Shurmur) telling you every week they're improving. You're going to use the word 'young until the cows come home' when you're 7-20 as Giants head coach and you took over the team last year, benched your veteran quarterback, put the kid in, can't win a game and you're inventing ways to lose games."

Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, on the other hand, struggled, finishing with just 150 yards and two touchdowns.

"This is now seven straight losses, 2-9 this year, 7-20 in two years, 17-43 as a head coach, improvements behind-the-scenes? He can't tell you there's improvement on the field because thats not happening which means their practices are Super Bowl caliber. Maybe it's in film study or meetings, all-world in meetings, nothing's happening in meetings, they have been torn by bad quarterbacks. Here comes Aaron Rodgers, that's a scary thought, they didn't even stop the Bears.

To make matters worse, rumors swirled Sunday morning that the Giants could have interest in current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to replace Shurmur if Garrett is fired by Dallas.

"I'm not buying Jason Garrett. First of all he's got a job. Jerry has never made him walk the plank. So the Cowboys are going to get rid of Jason, Giants fire Shurmur and hire someone in the same division that got fired. I don't see it."

Click the audio player above to listen to Francesa's comments in its entirety. 

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