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Friday Media Transcript: Head Coach Pat Shurmur

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/13/2019 3:41 pm
Head Coach Pat Shurmur -- December 13, 2019

Opening Statement: Rhett Ellison is out, he has a concussion. Daniel Jones is out, he has the ankle. (Kevin) Zeitler is out, he has the ankle. Then obviously, Evan Engram is the last one, heís out with the foot. Those four guys are out, then weíll take it from there. Iíll answer your questions.

Q: How did you go about the process of determining todayís news on Janoris (Jenkins)?
A: I released a statement, so I really donít have much more to add other than the fact that I spoke to him. My understanding was he made an apology. After the apology, he made an attempt to rationalize his beliefs. Then yesterday, there was a decision made top down that we were going to move on.

Q: Is there more to it than just this incident? Was this like a final straw type situation?
A: I wouldnít call it a final straw. Anytime moves are made, itís obviously more than one thing.

Q: How much did his comments yesterday factor into the final decision, because you said you had spoken to him before?
A: Yeah, it had something to do with it, for sure.

Q: He had used that word before in August of last year. Was he disciplined then for it?
A: Last year? I wasnít aware that he used it, so no. I wasnít aware that he used that word. Itís not a word you should use. I made that very, very clear yesterday. I made it clear to him as well.

Q: You guys made a big point of putting him in a leadership role and feeling confident about putting him in that role. Do you regret that seeing how things have played out?
A: No. You know what, you try to get all of the players to grow with regard to leadership. There are many things about Rabbit thatÖ He practiced, he worked hard. As an older player, we had, as you all know, we have a very young group, so you try to promote leadership in all of the players. Just like working on any other element of a playerís game, you try to help them become better leaders.

Q: He had said some controversial things about the actual team earlier this year. The pass rush, then (Defensive Coordinator James) Bettcher. Every time you sat down with him, do you feel like he was listening to you then in hindsight or was he lying to you?
A: I had a relationship where I could talk to him and be very frank about my feelings all the way along. Our ability to communicate all along has been good. He was able to explain to me what he meant by what he said. (Iíll) just leave it at that.

Q: Were you surprised then how after sitting down with him, that thatís how it went from when you sat down to him to what he came out and said publicly afterwards?
A: I have nothing more to say on it. Iím not surprised by anything right now.

Q: Why cut instead of suspend? Why such a final decision?
A: It was just something we felt was best from the top down. Thatís why. I donít need to get into the rest of it.

Q: How close was Daniel Jones?
A: I donít know. Weíll have to see next week.

Q: No, Iím saying how close was he this week?
A: He made progress. He was out here. Last week, he was in a boot. This week, he was out here practicing. If you remember what I said about his injury, it was similar to Saquonís (Barkley) but not as severe. So, thereís a stretch of time here that heís going to have to rehab before heís able to play. But it should be a shorter stretch in my mind.

Q: Do you anticipate then for the third game, he would be back?
A: Itís hard to say. Obviously, people heal at different rates. I can tell heís a fast healer. Heís champing at the bit to get out there. He believes in his ability to play whatever his physical condition is. He actually hurt his ankle in the first half of the game and he gutted through it. But at this stage, in Danielís case, we have to save him from himself in a few of these situations moving forward. But thatís a good thing because he wants to be out there in the worst way.

Q: For Eli (Manning) himself, probably the last home game, maybe start. What would that mean? Just the big picture of it.
A: Well, I think with Eli, heís going to stay in the moment and keep playing. Heís going to play this game knowing there are two more left, and he may be the starter in the last two. Heís done it his whole career, staying in the moment. My guess is heís going to do it that way this time.

Q: Do you think itís important that the fans know, like if this were to be his last home game, that they know that while theyíre sitting there watching it?
A: I donít know whatís going to happen. All I know is, Eliís starting this game against Miami. Then weíll play it out from there.
DEAD MAN WALKING  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 12/13/2019 3:44 pm : link
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Dead man walking  
Britt in VA : 12/13/2019 3:44 pm : link
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/13/2019 3:47 pm : link
Q: He had used that word before in August of last year. Was he disciplined then for it?
A: Last year? I wasnít aware that he used it, so no. I wasnít aware that he used that word. Itís not a word you should use. I made that very, very clear yesterday. I made it clear to him as well.

Rolling my eyes.
So the owners cut Jenkins  
arniefez : 12/13/2019 3:51 pm : link
Came from the top down. No surprise.
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LawrenceTaylor56 : 12/13/2019 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14718154 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Q: He had used that word before in August of last year. Was he disciplined then for it?
A: Last year? I wasnít aware that he used it, so no. I wasnít aware that he used that word. Itís not a word you should use. I made that very, very clear yesterday. I made it clear to him as well.

Rolling my eyes.


I bet you're just rolling your eyes while sipping your Colt 45.
"Iím not surprised by anything right now"  
cjac : 12/13/2019 3:58 pm : link
Get in fucking line...
I think the conversations they had resulted in JJ  
Jimmy Googs : 12/13/2019 3:59 pm : link
calling one of them the same word...
It sure sounds like it came from ownership, but perhaps  
yatqb : 12/13/2019 4:00 pm : link
top down means Gettleman. Too bad he wasn't traded at the deadline.
He sounds better than Shurmur ....  
MotownGIANTS : 12/13/2019 4:01 pm : link
https://www.facebook.com/20725871/videos/10107000046457788/

j/k
But isn't the current coaching staff retarding the development,  
Spider56 : 12/13/2019 4:28 pm : link
growth and progress of the team ?
PS: the word is a slur when used as a noun, not as a verb
RE: RE: ...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/13/2019 4:51 pm : link
In comment 14718160 LawrenceTaylor56 said:
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In comment 14718154 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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Q: He had used that word before in August of last year. Was he disciplined then for it?
A: Last year? I wasnít aware that he used it, so no. I wasnít aware that he used that word. Itís not a word you should use. I made that very, very clear yesterday. I made it clear to him as well.

Rolling my eyes.



I bet you're just rolling your eyes while sipping your Colt 45.


Your obsession is quite adorable & weird at the same time. Good luck dude.
RE: So the owners cut Jenkins  
ron mexico : 12/13/2019 5:06 pm : link
In comment 14718159 arniefez said:
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Came from the top down. No surprise.


Also not surprising that they are not in sync to move on from him at the trade deadline. This is nothing new for jackrabbit, if you could live with it in October you should be able to live with it now. Pulling into different directions is why were in this shit show
so the order to cut him now came from mara?  
japanhead : 12/13/2019 5:51 pm : link
what a fucking joke

Jenkinsí was stupid and embarrassed himself  
Mike from Ohio : 12/13/2019 6:22 pm : link
But the organization? John Mara has done much more to embarrass this organization this year then Jenkins did. People are staying away from the stadium in droves because of the inferior product Mara has produced, despite the entire league being structured to force parity.

I wonder if he plans on apologizing for how badly he has tarnished the image of the Giants? Or will he just fire Bettcher and then do his usual job of feigning outrage in his year end press conference that losing is not acceptable.
Can this fool stop calling him "Rabbit"?  
twostepgiants : 12/13/2019 6:36 pm : link
And use his name
Shurmur is an idiot  
PatersonPlank : 12/13/2019 7:33 pm : link
Why do they even bother having these stupid interviews each week. He has nothing new, or interesting, or knowledgeable, to say..
Just another indication that the HC  
STLGiant : 12/13/2019 8:09 pm : link
has started losing the vets in the locker room...JJ wouldíve been released anyway at the end of the season, so perhaps he can latch on to another team. Sad that he made a poor choice on social media, but that is happening more and more these days...sign of the times.
RE: Shurmur is an idiot  
Poktown Pete : 12/13/2019 9:28 pm : link
In comment 14718396 PatersonPlank said:
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Why do they even bother having these stupid interviews each week. He has nothing new, or interesting, or knowledgeable, to say..

Bingo, Bango, Bongo.
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