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Post-Game Transcript: Head Coach Pat Shurmur

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/20/2019 6:52 pm
NYG Postgame (vs. Cardinals) Transcripts: Head Coach Pat Shurmur -- October 20, 2019

Opening Statement: Injury wise, Lorenzo (Carter) hurt his ankle, then Saquon (Barkley) was in and out a little bit but he was fine, he finished. Turnovers, penalties, then we had opportunities at the end and we didnít make the most of them. Thatís what comes of it. The blocked punt, obviously, was a big play that kept us in it. I felt like we settled down on defense in the second half. When you have dropped balls, you have penalties, we do the things we do on offense along the way there, it keeps points off the board. So, with that, Iíll take your questions.

Q: You were set on going for it on fourth down there on the second to last possession? Can you explain your play calling, because on 3rd-and-18 you ran a draw?
A: I had planned to go for it. If it was going to be soft, you see typically against two deep, and thatís why we did it. Those runs, they actually ran the same type of run against us and got it. I had planned to go for it, and we just didnít execute the play as well as we wouldíve liked and thatís what happened.

Q: You were hoping the draw would get a lot of that chunk back?
A: Yeah, because I wanted to keep Saquon involved. Weíve seen where heís able to do that. I had made the decision at that point that I was going to go for it. Thatís why.

Q: Once youíre stuck there on 4th-and-15, do you contemplate punting?
A: No, because I had two timeouts, it played out exactly how I liked, or I wouldíve hoped. We stopped them, itís a six-point game, we had two timeouts and the two-minute warning. So, it played out well. They actually helped us by going out of bounds on their third down, so we got it played before the two minute, which was good.

Q: Why were they so effective in their running game?
A: They had it spread out a little bit. I thought for the most part we did a pretty good job on their toss plays. They had a couple of kind of wide zones that popped. They had a couple of big runs against us that were actually touchdown runs.

Q: Your offensive line gave up eight sacks today. What did you see from their front line that made it so difficult for them?
A: They did a good job of rushing us. We had a couple of breakdowns there. Itís a mixture of things, so weíll just have to get back to basics on that.

Q: Once itís 4th-and-15, you didnít think to punt it there?
A: No.

Q: Why not?
A: Because it was going to play out the way I thought. Stop, stop them, stop them, make them kick a field goal at the very least, then we go down and score a touchdown. Plus, I wanted to get a chance to make it on 4th-and-15. Thatís why. And thatís the way it played out, right? We had the ball with the chance to go down and score a touchdown to win the game. Thatís how it played out, and we didnít do it.

Q: With Daniel (Jones), three more turnovers, 11 in five starts. Is that concerning to you that they keep piling up?
A: Turnovers? Yeah, we had a couple in the pocket. Certainly, heís got to secure the ball. Then the interception, I think he threw it late. That was the one early on.

Q: What has been your impression on him up until this point?
A: Heís a tough son of a gun, and heís fighting through it. He made some good throws, too, today. He did a lot of really good things. We just have to try to cut back on some of the mistakes, thatís all.

Q: Were you surprised the offensive line had a tough time with their group?
A: I donít know if I was surprised. Weíll go back and look at why it happened. Theyíve got some really good players up front. We face good players every week.

Q: Why call a timeout before the punt with four and a half minutes to go?
A: Because at that point, I felt like it was important. I did not want to lose 45 seconds right there. Thatís why.

Q: What did you think of Saquon, how close is he to being back to his full self?
A: I thought he looked good. He was out there competing throughout the game. He did a nice job.

Q: He did tweak it, though?
A: I donít know that. He came off the field, and then he was back on. I donít have many details on what happened there.

Q: He limped off and got tended to on the sideline.
A: Is that what happened?

Q: Was there any concern of putting him back in in your mind?
A: No, he was ready to go and went back in.

Q: On the third down, was that a play call or was it a check?
A: It was an audible against two deep. You were late getting here, but I had made the decision I was going to go for it there on fourth down. Thatís why that came out like that.

Q: Daniel was right with the audible there, then?
A: Yeah, it was a soft shell. We just didnít block them well enough to pop it through like we would like to.

Q: Your team had a 10-day break there. Were you taken aback by the start, after coming back home, with Saquon and Evan back? You guys got down so quick.
A: Yeah, well, you fight through it. There are times when you start the game well, then there are times when you donít. In that case, we got behind, we fought our way back in. We didnít make enough plays at the end to win it.

Q: Can you share your thoughts in terms of the challenge on that pass interference against Jackrabbit (Janoris Jenkins)?
A: Yeah, I thought it was aÖ I guess I am going to continue to do it. I know they are getting overturned at a low percentage, but I felt like there was a push there and it was a big chunk of yardage. It was in the first half, and I felt like it was worth challenging at that point. I knew we had jumped offside and it was kind of one of those free play scenarios. But, I thought it was worth the risk at that time. It just didnít get overturned.

Q: Youíre 0-4 on those, you know they probably wonít get overturned, so why do you continue to do it?
A: Because I think it still makes sense in situations like that, where those are large chunks of yardage to give it a shot.

Q: What was your message to the guys afterwards and how do you sense they took this loss?
A: I think we are all disappointed that we lost. There is no question there, we are all disappointed. The message to the team is for the team.

Q: For a defense in particular that felt pretty good about its last outing, are you disappointed in your run defense in particular?
A: I think they had a couple of explosive runs against us. There were a lot of runs that we defended well. Weíll go back and look at the reason why the couple of them split on us. We need to do a better job all overó offense, defense, special teams did a good job blocking. But, we have to make our field goals, too. We just have to do a better job all the way around.

Q: In that regard to special teams and punt blocks in back-to-back games. Does that change how you do things or call the game aggressively because you know you may have the opportunity to block the punt or something like that?
A: Not because of the opportunity to block a punt. It obviously contributes to whether you win or lose a game, but not because of that.

Q: What do you think of Darius (Slayton) taking the ball out?
A: I think it was good. Trying to make a play. Thatís what you try to do.

Q: It was a yard inÖ
A: It was a yard in, right? But heís done a good job with the opportunities heís gotten, and there was a chance for him to make a big play and score a touchdown from a yard in. I was okay with it.

Q: Does anything about Danielís play today concern you?
A: No, just try to get him better on the things that didnít go well for him, thatís all.

Q: Where do you view your team overall now at 2-5?
A: We have to get better in all areas. Thatís where I view it. It starts by getting ready to play Detroit.

Q: When they ran Patrick Peterson off that late blitz there, is that something that you saw on film or something typical that they did?
A: The corner blitz at the end? it was good on their part. Everybody does it to some degree. They got us on that one.
So with every word out of his mouth Shurmer proves  
Chris L. : 10/20/2019 7:01 pm : link
over and over he is completely clueless. When he says the 4th and 15 played out exactly the way he wanted he should be fired right now. If you punt and get the three and out all you need to tie the game is a FG. If you don't punt you know they are going to get three and now you need to drive for a TD. One is doable the other is very, very tough to do. Especially when you also don't do that right by failing to advise your team to spike the ball to kill the clock after you pick up a first down with a nice pass on first down.
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Danny Kanell : 10/20/2019 7:02 pm : link
I really hate this coach.
These interviews are the same every week  
Blue21 : 10/20/2019 7:12 pm : link
and nothing changes.
Has he  
Lines of Scrimmage : 10/20/2019 7:15 pm : link
ever taken blame for anything?

How about you start with I failed to prepare the team, did not adjust and was out-coached....again. Maybe you can add that this can't continue.

Were you surprised the OL performed the way they did? He says not really. That certainly inspires confidence.
Pat Shurmer is an excellent  
beatrixkiddo : 10/20/2019 7:30 pm : link
Coordinator, but is proving once again to be a terrible HC. Just not cut out for the job. So many horrible decisions that just donít make sense unless you are intentionally trying to tank or lose during a game. It defies logic. Need to get rid of him and the rest of this coaching staff.
He sounds like every other coach that loses all the time  
PatersonPlank : 10/20/2019 7:43 pm : link
We need to get better, next week is a new challenge, we'll look at the film, yada yada yada.

The good coaches would be breathing fire they'd be so mad, and start putting players on notice (like Parcells used to).

Shurmur is how you sound when you have no clue what to do
He sucks  
Prude : 10/20/2019 7:50 pm : link
No more excuses. We played better ball individually and lost embarassingly. 100% on the coaching staff.
RE: Pat Shurmer is an excellent  
japanhead : 10/20/2019 7:52 pm : link
In comment 14637367 beatrixkiddo said:
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Coordinator, but is proving once again to be a terrible HC. Just not cut out for the job. So many horrible decisions that just donít make sense unless you are intentionally trying to tank or lose during a game. It defies logic. Need to get rid of him and the rest of this coaching staff.


shurmur is coordinating this offense. it is entirely his. what has he shown to make you believe he's even an average offensive coordinator, let alone an "excellent" one?
Sadly, I liked this hire but it looks like I was totally wrong.  
Spider56 : 10/20/2019 8:05 pm : link
Getting out coached by Klliff Doonesberry is inexcusable and I now have no confidence he is the answer ... and Iíd fire Bettcher tomorrow.
I'm done with this guy.  
mittenedman : 10/20/2019 8:14 pm : link
I know many will disagree, but I had this pegged as a huge game for Shurmur. Year 2, looking for signs of building something. The warm-weather Cards with a rookie QB fly cross country into a rainstorm and beat the Giants at home on a 10-day rest. Giants fall to 2-5 and essentially lose their season before Halloween again in the process.

This was a huge game for Shurmur's coaching career and he fell flat on his face.
Nice hire grandpa Gettleman  
giantsFC : 10/20/2019 8:18 pm : link
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I have zero confidence in him going forward.....  
Simms11 : 10/20/2019 8:49 pm : link
Heís shown nothing so far as a head coach, other then head-scratching moves and decisions. Iím now not so sure he makes it another year, even if he is nurturing a new QB.
by not punting, he put the game further out of reach  
japanhead : 10/20/2019 9:05 pm : link
for his team, and made winning or tying it less likely. how can he not see this? he is adamantly defending his decision there.
Duggan made a great point  
Go Terps : 10/20/2019 9:08 pm : link
Shurmur's been the coach for 23 games. Has there been one game where we felt like we had the coaching advantage?

But hey he "deserves" 2020 because we shouldn't switch coaches again.
RE: He sounds like every other coach that loses all the time  
Poktown Pete : 10/20/2019 9:13 pm : link
In comment 14637413 PatersonPlank said:
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We need to get better, next week is a new challenge, we'll look at the film, yada yada yada.

The good coaches would be breathing fire they'd be so mad, and start putting players on notice (like Parcells used to).

Shurmur is how you sound when you have no clue what to do


Amen to that Patterson. The thing that gets me is every single one of our players who gets a microphone shoved in their face talks the same way too. "They made a great play" or "we gotta get ready for next week". It really seems that none of these guys hate to lose. We apparently have a team full of guys whose only passion is cashing their game checks instead of throwing chairs in the locker room. As Banks said, no leaders.
The problem with Shurmur  
Rjanyg : 10/20/2019 9:27 pm : link
Is this team is not good enough to overcome the coach putting them in bad positions with questionable play calls, personnel decisions, and poor in game management.

This team canít block, tackle, run routes, catch, cover in a consistent basis.

This is a very young team and it needs to learn how to play this game at a high level.

I just donít see it with Shurmur. Bettcher needs to improve his game as well.
mitt  
Dave on the UWS : 10/20/2019 9:32 pm : link
I said the same exact thing to my nephew this morning. This game was a defining game for this coaching regime and they get a fat ďFĒ. They looked unprepared, unmotivated. No excuse . AND Shurmur AGAIN sounded like a clueless putz post- game evading questions, making excuses. The job is clearly too big for this ďadultĒ. If our GM canít recognize this than they should both be canned.
We just lost to the fucking Cards at home on ten days rest playing  
Zeke's Alibi : 10/20/2019 9:33 pm : link
at 1 pm. We had every advantage this game and lost. The only game we have a better advantage in is a Miami team playing in NY in December, I'm sure he'll find a way to fuck that up. Unless he pulls off some miracle finish what the hell has he shown to make you think he's the guy? Their are mistakes he is making that have nothing to do with the talent on the team.
RE: Duggan made a great point  
WillVAB : 10/20/2019 9:38 pm : link
In comment 14637656 Go Terps said:
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Shurmur's been the coach for 23 games. Has there been one game where we felt like we had the coaching advantage?

But hey he "deserves" 2020 because we shouldn't switch coaches again.


Nope. Heís a shitty version of Norv Turner.
This guy is an idiot  
WillVAB : 10/20/2019 9:41 pm : link
He has no justification for the PI challenges. He straight up admitted that thereís a low chance of winning them but heís still going to challenge.
"There are times when you start the game well,  
bceagle05 : 10/20/2019 9:46 pm : link
there are times when you don't."

That really makes me wanna run through a brick wall.
RE: Pat Shurmer is an excellent  
NikkiMac : 10/20/2019 10:07 pm : link
In comment 14637367 beatrixkiddo said:
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Coordinator, but is proving once again to be a terrible HC. Just not cut out for the job. So many horrible decisions that just donít make sense unless you are intentionally trying to tank or lose during a game. It defies logic. Need to get rid of him and the rest of this coaching staff.


And where does this excellent coordinator come from itís a bullshit version of the WCO heís no Andy Reid what are his credentials he is a losing coach
What he did in Minnesota one year doesnít hold water ..... he doesnít even know what happened to his star player heís got too much on his plate then
If I had the money Iíd fly the plane over the Met life myself Shurmur must go .....
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