With GM hunt underway, the time for Giants to fire Judge was now

Joe Judge came to the Giants two years ago and delivered a promise that fans would get the kind of football team they deserved. Tough. Physical. Disciplined. The kind of team that represented the area, he told us.

On Tuesday, after delivering just 10 wins over two seasons and losing his last six games in successively pathetic fashion, Judge’s run has ended.

Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch met with Judge on Monday afternoon, and then Mara met separately with Judge on Tuesday before delivering the news that it was over.

“Steve and I both believe it is in the best interest of our franchise to move in another direction,” Mara said in a statement released by the team late Tuesday afternoon. “I said before the season that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season. Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision.”

The move comes a day after Dave Gettleman announced his retirement after four woeful seasons as general manager and a day before the Giants begin interviewing candidates to replace him.

Quite simply, this decision had to happen.

By the time the season ended meekly in a 22-7 loss to Washington, the Giants’ oldest rivals, it was obvious that keeping Judge would have led to an unworkable dynamic moving forward. Especially with the move to hire a new general…

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