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Report: Giants HC Pat Shurmur let go after second season

Giants hand Pat Shurmur his walking papers after second losing season.

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur walks out of the tunnel onto the field prior to the Giants game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After back-to-back seasons with double-digit losses, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has been fired, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Shurmur has now coached for four seasons in the NFL and has yet to hit six wins in a season. Of course, two seasons with the Browns is a sink hole for any coaching record, but the Not For Long league wants wins and fast.

Shurmur’s job was sunk, along with the Giants season, with an historic 9-game losing streak. It appears the general manager Dave Gettleman will keep his job, much to the chagrin of many Giants fans.

Shurmur hasn’t had the best personnel in the business but has been a weak play caller and game manager in many pundits’ eyes. There’s no clear replacement in line, so the Giants will scour the coaching ranks for their next head coach. Former Panthers coach Ron Rivera is going to be a popular choice for many teams but we will likely see a bidding war for his services.