New York Giants co-owner John Mara has acknowledged that it's time for his team to start winning football games. In the three seasons since Dave Gettleman took over as general manager, the Giants have won just 15 games.
However, Mara insists Gettleman is not on the hot seat. "We're all on the hot seat, with our fans in particular," Mara said, per ESPN. "We've given them too many losing seasons. It's time for us to start winning.
But no, I wouldn't say [Gettleman is on the hot seat]. I wouldn't say that's an accurate statement. "Well, I think it's the same for the entire organization. I want to see us make progress and become a winning team again.
We're overdue on that and we spent a lot of money in free agency. I think we've had a couple of really productive drafts, now it's time to prove it on the field."
Gettleman happy with the progress the Giants have made
The Giants haven't been relevant the past couple of seasons but Gettleman insists they have progress as an organization.
"Objectively speaking, I don't put that kind of win total, a number on it," he said Tuesday. "We've done a lot of things. I feel like I really love Joe and the process that he brought, that we brought.
We worked really hard since I got here in terms of not only on the on-the-field operations but the off-field operations. We made big changes in our football operation and how we operate. "Really and truly, my goal when I got here was when I left, that whenever I leave here and however I leave here, that we set this team up, both on the field and off the field; that has been my goal, and I feel like we've done that and I'm excited to see what happens on the field this year."
Mara has expressed confidence in Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. "Obviously we want it, we need to see more wins, but I do have a lot of confidence in Daniel," Mara said. "One of the things that gives me that confidence is the way that the coaches in this building feel about him.
They love him. They love everything about him, we just have to win some games now. I like everything that I see on the field with him. I like his leadership, I like his work ethic, I like the way the players respond to him. We just have to win some games now."