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Joe Judge throws a party with lots of pizza and beer for the fired giants employees

More than any head coach of the New York Giants since Tom Coughlin, Joe Judge fits in and represents the brand of the Giants, the Bees. And it is perhaps only fitting that, as he nears his end as head coach of the Giants, he has remained true to the brand with the kind of farewell that would earn the respect of anyone in the Tri-State region.

According to Pat Leonard of New York Daily NewsJoe Judge hosted “Irish Wake” at his New Jersey home – complete with plenty of pizza and beer – on Wednesday as a thank you to the Giants coaching staff and their families. The party was first announced after TMZ paparazzi took pictures of the judge receiving deliveries of pizza and beer at his door.

Judge staff enjoyed drinks like Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Guinness, and Corona for Judge himself. Safety giants Logan Ryan, who has a long history with Judge going back to their New England Patriots days, also stopped by to party with his wife.

Judge’s dismissal on Tuesday ended his two-year stint as head coach for the Giants, which saw some success before he was crushed by what could be described as the organizational malfunction above him. The judge got props after his giants had a tough 2020 and took a step up from winning the NFC East title despite a 6-10 record. But then he oversaw a complete breakdown in his second season as the Giants finished 4-13 thanks to a combination of devastating injuries and offensive inefficiency.

The judge spent a large part of the judge’s tenure in an arranged marriage with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who was reported to have been fired by the judge in favor of his offensive coordinator after Garrett’s offense was the second worst offensive in football in 2020. However, Garrett – Former Giants reserve quarterback and son of former Giants player and coach Jim Jarrett – Returned for the 2021 season before being sent off mid-season.

The front desk led by Dave Gettleman has been a huge part of the Giants story since Judge took office. Although the Giants’ drafting improved under Judge – the team had beaten players like Andrew Thomas and Xavier McKinney while also acquiring additional assets through trades in 2021 – there appeared to be a disconnect between Judge and Gettleman, and the relationship between the two had deteriorated by late 2020 and only worsened according to Dan Duggan of the athlete.

In a statement Thursday night, the judge gracefully withdrew his time with the Giants, which included stunning victories over teams like the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints despite an overall record 10-23.

“To the current Giants players, thank you more than ever,” Judge said in a statement shared by Northjersey.com’s Art Stapleton. “When I became head coach, you said we ask you to come and give your all every day. And you did. I am so proud of you, so grateful to you, and I believe in you.

“On behalf of me and my family, we leave New York with the utmost gratitude to the community, organization, individuals and team. Thank you.”

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