December 2019


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The Cleveland Browns parted ways with general manager John Dorsey on Tuesday after failing to come to an agreement on a restructuring of the front office. The decision to move on from Dorsey, 59, after two years comes two days after the Browns fired first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens. Dorsey arrived in Cleveland in December 2017 as the team was in the midst of an 0-16 season.

"We just gonna get it the harder way," Hardee wrote on Twitter. The Saints, with a sparkling 13-3 record and National Football Conference (NFC) South championship, missed out on a first round bye when the San Francisco 49ers stopped Seattle inches short of the goal line to win the NFC West title on Sunday.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, under intense scrutiny in the wake of a disappointing season that led to the firing of coach Pat Shurmur, conceded Tuesday that his job performance over the last two seasons was “not good enough. Gettleman has seen the Giants win nine games over his two seasons in charge, and many felt the 68-year-old should have been fired along with Shurmur after New York lost to Philadelphia on Sunday to finish a 4-12 season. Speaking for almost 30 minutes in his first meeting with the media since training camp, Gettleman was asked to grade himself over the last two seasons.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, under intense scrutiny in the wake of a disappointing season that led to the firing of coach Pat Shurmur, conceded Tuesday that his job performance over the last two seasons was “not good enough. Gettleman has seen the Giants win nine games over his two seasons in charge, and many felt the 68-year-old should have been fired along with Shurmur after New York lost to Philadelphia on Sunday to finish a 4-12 season. Speaking for almost 30 minutes in his first meeting with the media since training camp, Gettleman was asked to grade himself over the last two seasons.

On second thought, maybe Dave Gettleman shouldn't have talked at all. After burrowing himself for months, the New York Giants general manager finally emerged from the shadows to account for his perceived missteps and to offer assurances about the direction of this once-proud franchise. But if you excepted Gettleman's state of the union address to include evidence of tangible signs of growth during his two-year rebuild or forthright accountability, you were disappointed.

Sure enough, the Baltimore Ravens' success in the regular season has created an interest in coordinators Greg Roman and Don Martindale as candidates to fill NFL head coaching vacancies. Roman, the architect of Baltimore's record-setting offense, has been contacted by Cleveland. The New York Giants have asked the Ravens permission to interview Martindale, the blitz-happy general of Baltimore's tenacious defense.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels isn't the only coach on Bill Belichick's staff drawing interest from other teams. The New York Giants have an open head coach job to fill after firing Pat Shurmur earlier this week, and they've requested to interview Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge for that role, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

When the news of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning's demotion to backup was announced in Week 3 of this season, the NFL veteran remained positive — at least in the public eye. The team's new starting quarterback, No. 6 overall draft pick Daniel Jones, stated at the time that Manning was "nothing but supportive" of him amid the team's decision. Late in the year, when an injury to Jones's ankle provided Manning with the opportunity to start for the Giants again, he opened up a bit more about how he felt this season, stating that he was "eager" to play and that he missed being on the field leading his team.

The New York Giants fired coach Pat Shurmur after the once-proud franchise took a step back by winning four games in a season marked by a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak. The Giants also announced Monday general manager Dave Gettleman will return despite seeing the team win only nine games in his two seasons. Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch informed Shurmur of the decision Monday, less than a day after the Giants (4-12) failed to play the spoiler role and saw the Philadelphia Eagles beat them 34-17 to win the NFC East.

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