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Whoever coined the phrase “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” clearly didn’t have Bill Belichick in mind.
There is little argument that Belichick is the greatest NFL coach of the Super Bowl era, but the astonishing lack of success by his former assistants as head coaches in the league somehow continues to add new splintered branches. And it’s more difficult to comprehend than some of the coaching legend’s surly press conference responses.
Even if you believe that the Giants’ rock-bottom problems were more the fault of “retired” GM Dave Gettleman and the team’s personnel department, it’s hard to argue with owner John Mara’s overdue assessment Wednesday that Joe Judge (who went 10-23 in two seasons on the sideline) also had to go in the third consecutive two-year reset for the franchise since Tom Coughlin was let go in 2015.