It's time for another edition of Bump N' Run. I am your host Kahlil Thomas. Let's get right to it.
Time For A Change For Giants
Two seasons and eight wins for Joe Judge and the New York Giants. A 17-38 record under the sometimes watchful eye of general manager Dave Gettleman in a little over three seasons at the helm.
It is time to make a change.
Yes, the Giants defeated an overrated Carolina Panthers team this past Sunday (they started 3-0, and everyone assumed that Sam Darnold was Joe Montana). While Daniel Jones rebounded from his terrible three interceptions against the Rams while he was probably still concussed, Big Blue looks unprepared and uninspired. It just seems to be playing out the string of games this season…and it's only Week 8.
Joe Judge may have been the right hire for the Giants. He came from the Bill Belichick coaching tree and seemed to blow the team away at his interview. However, his hard-ass style of coaching isn't working. After talking to veterans like Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin came in like a drill sergeant and realized that it doesn't work. The hiring of former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, a middle-of-the-road offensive mind who lacks creativity and common sense, still doesn't make any sense today. To give Garrett a weapon like Kadarius Toney is like giving a Porsche to a 16-year-old and expecting the best.
To say this season has been disappointing is an understatement. John Mara can kick and throw all the inanimate objects he wants, but it's time to make a damn move. Once again, it is time to start over for the Giants. And once again, Giant fans can start watching the highlight film of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI again and again.
Monmouth Stays Undefeated In Big South
Monmouth (4-3. Big South 3-0) picked up its 13th straight win in Big South Conference play after a dominant 34-17 win over Campbell on the road. Tony Muskett threw for three touchdowns while Juwon Farri ran for over 100 yards for the third time this season.
The one thing that makes the Hawks a great football team is the balance they have on offense. With Kenji Bahar under center before Muskett, Monmouth developed a passing attack that eluded the team for years to go along with a rushing game that has been a staple of the program. Add in a defense that flies around the field, and you have a team that, and I am saying this, could compete on the FBS level if given the opportunity.
With four games left, Monmouth is tied with conference rival Kennesaw State for the conference lead. The final game of the season will pit these two teams against each other on November 20th. This conference will come down to these two teams as I do not see Monmouth or Kennesaw falling before that final game. Good luck to Monmouth down the stretch.
- Shout out to Long Branch High School in Long Branch, NJ. The Green Wave is currently 6-0 and has clinched the Freedom Division in the Shore Conference. After two straight losing seasons, head coach Dan George has created a team that is in the conversation as the best high school team in the state. They host Rumson-Fair Haven Friday at 7 p.m.
- The Jets just signed Joe Flacco due to Zach Wilson injuring his PCL in his knee. The race for the number one overall pick is officially on in Florham Park.
- Finally (and yes, bias), Clifton High School football is 6-2…and my nephew Chance Blount is on the team. Good job so far Mustangs. Keep up the excellent work.