Joe Judge presents his Giants vision for Jason Garrett

MOBILE, Ala. — It is not an immediate concern but it is a legitimate question for the not-too-distant future:

If high-profile Jason Garrett is a smash hit as the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, does the former Cowboys head coach get an offer he cannot refuse to run another team and bolt on Joe Judge after only one season?

“Look, I hope everybody on our staff has options to advance their careers at some point — that means business is good,’’ Judge said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl. “We want our coaches to be wanted by other people; that means we’re doing a good job here.

“But definitely there’s no one I’m bringing in my building who’s going to have agendas. Because if there’s division within the coaches, it’s going to go straight to the locker room, and you cannot win with a divided locker room.’’

Judge has never before worked with Garrett. They share a common former boss: Nick Saban.

“You have to have either a personal relationship with somebody or you have to have them cosigned by significant people in your life who know exactly what you’re expecting from a working standpoint and a culture standpoint,’’ Judge said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jason as a teacher, a tremendous amount of respect for what he’s been able to do with his offenses in Dallas. He’s worked with many people who I have very close ties with, and that’s kind of bridged the gap throughout our careers.’’

Joe Judge and Jason Garrett
Joe Judge and Jason GarrettCharles Wenzelberg; Getty Images

Garrett’s vision for what he wants his offense to look like took shape for more than a decade with the Cowboys, though Garrett has not called plays since 2012.

“The first thing we want to be able to do is run the ball,’’ Judge said. “He’s done it successfully in Dallas throughout the course of his career. Jason brings with him a lot of experience in a lot different systems. One thing he’s been able to do is draw from his experiences as both a player and coach in different systems and really create a player-friendly system that creates multiples within game plans. That’s what I want to build as a base for this team.’’

Judge, 38, worked with Patrick Graham, 40, with the Patriots and said, “He was honestly my first choice’’ to run the Giants defense.

The tricky part was getting Graham out of Miami, where he was the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator in 2019. Even with Judge giving Graham an additional title with the Giants — he is also the assistant head coach — the Dolphins could have blocked what essentially is a lateral move. Judge, Graham and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores were together on Bill Belichick’s staff, and all that familiarity somehow made it happen.

“You know what, let’s say we were very fortunate to be able to get him out,’’ Judge said. “I think Brian is a great dude. It was a great opportunity for Pat, it’s was a great opportunity for us to get Pat. This to us was a home run hire.’’

Judge said Graham — the defensive line coach for the Giants in 2016 and 2017, hired by Ben McAdoo — “Does a lot of things on defense that work to the strength of your players. He’s definitely very multiple in terms of his philosophy and also how he can adjust week-by-week by game plan as well as within the game to make adjustments. He’s extremely intelligent, he’s a high-energy teacher, he relates to the players on every wavelength.’’

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Joe Judge presents his Giants vision for Jason Garrett

MOBILE, Ala. — It is not an immediate concern but it is a legitimate question for the not-too-distant future:

If high-profile Jason Garrett is a smash hit as the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, does the former Cowboys head coach get an offer he cannot refuse to run another team and bolt on Joe Judge after only one season?

“Look, I hope everybody on our staff has options to advance their careers at some point — that means business is good,’’ Judge said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl. “We want our coaches to be wanted by other people; that means we’re doing a good job here.

“But definitely there’s no one I’m bringing in my building who’s going to have agendas. Because if there’s division within the coaches, it’s going to go straight to the locker room, and you cannot win with a divided locker room.’’

Judge has never before worked with Garrett. They share a common former boss: Nick Saban.

“You have to have either a personal relationship with somebody or you have to have them cosigned by significant people in your life who know exactly what you’re expecting from a working standpoint and a culture standpoint,’’ Judge said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jason as a teacher, a tremendous amount of respect for what he’s been able to do with his offenses in Dallas. He’s worked with many people who I have very close ties with, and that’s kind of bridged the gap throughout our careers.’’

Joe Judge and Jason Garrett
Joe Judge and Jason GarrettCharles Wenzelberg; Getty Images

Garrett’s vision for what he wants his offense to look like took shape for more than a decade with the Cowboys, though Garrett has not called plays since 2012.

“The first thing we want to be able to do is run the ball,’’ Judge said. “He’s done it successfully in Dallas throughout the course of his career. Jason brings with him a lot of experience in a lot different systems. One thing he’s been able to do is draw from his experiences as both a player and coach in different systems and really create a player-friendly system that creates multiples within game plans. That’s what I want to build as a base for this team.’’

Judge, 38, worked with Patrick Graham, 40, with the Patriots and said, “He was honestly my first choice’’ to run the Giants defense.

The tricky part was getting Graham out of Miami, where he was the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator in 2019. Even with Judge giving Graham an additional title with the Giants — he is also the assistant head coach — the Dolphins could have blocked what essentially is a lateral move. Judge, Graham and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores were together on Bill Belichick’s staff, and all that familiarity somehow made it happen.

“You know what, let’s say we were very fortunate to be able to get him out,’’ Judge said. “I think Brian is a great dude. It was a great opportunity for Pat, it’s was a great opportunity for us to get Pat. This to us was a home run hire.’’

Judge said Graham — the defensive line coach for the Giants in 2016 and 2017, hired by Ben McAdoo — “Does a lot of things on defense that work to the strength of your players. He’s definitely very multiple in terms of his philosophy and also how he can adjust week-by-week by game plan as well as within the game to make adjustments. He’s extremely intelligent, he’s a high-energy teacher, he relates to the players on every wavelength.’’

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Joe Judge presents his Giants vision for Jason Garrett

MOBILE, Ala. — It is not an immediate concern but it is a legitimate question for the not-too-distant future:

If high-profile Jason Garrett is a smash hit as the Giants’ new offensive coordinator, does the former Cowboys head coach get an offer he cannot refuse to run another team and bolt on Joe Judge after only one season?

“Look, I hope everybody on our staff has options to advance their careers at some point — that means business is good,’’ Judge said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl. “We want our coaches to be wanted by other people; that means we’re doing a good job here.

“But definitely there’s no one I’m bringing in my building who’s going to have agendas. Because if there’s division within the coaches, it’s going to go straight to the locker room, and you cannot win with a divided locker room.’’

Judge has never before worked with Garrett. They share a common former boss: Nick Saban.

“You have to have either a personal relationship with somebody or you have to have them cosigned by significant people in your life who know exactly what you’re expecting from a working standpoint and a culture standpoint,’’ Judge said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jason as a teacher, a tremendous amount of respect for what he’s been able to do with his offenses in Dallas. He’s worked with many people who I have very close ties with, and that’s kind of bridged the gap throughout our careers.’’

Joe Judge and Jason Garrett
Joe Judge and Jason GarrettCharles Wenzelberg; Getty Images

Garrett’s vision for what he wants his offense to look like took shape for more than a decade with the Cowboys, though Garrett has not called plays since 2012.

“The first thing we want to be able to do is run the ball,’’ Judge said. “He’s done it successfully in Dallas throughout the course of his career. Jason brings with him a lot of experience in a lot different systems. One thing he’s been able to do is draw from his experiences as both a player and coach in different systems and really create a player-friendly system that creates multiples within game plans. That’s what I want to build as a base for this team.’’

Judge, 38, worked with Patrick Graham, 40, with the Patriots and said, “He was honestly my first choice’’ to run the Giants defense.

The tricky part was getting Graham out of Miami, where he was the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator in 2019. Even with Judge giving Graham an additional title with the Giants — he is also the assistant head coach — the Dolphins could have blocked what essentially is a lateral move. Judge, Graham and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores were together on Bill Belichick’s staff, and all that familiarity somehow made it happen.

“You know what, let’s say we were very fortunate to be able to get him out,’’ Judge said. “I think Brian is a great dude. It was a great opportunity for Pat, it’s was a great opportunity for us to get Pat. This to us was a home run hire.’’

Judge said Graham — the defensive line coach for the Giants in 2016 and 2017, hired by Ben McAdoo — “Does a lot of things on defense that work to the strength of your players. He’s definitely very multiple in terms of his philosophy and also how he can adjust week-by-week by game plan as well as within the game to make adjustments. He’s extremely intelligent, he’s a high-energy teacher, he relates to the players on every wavelength.’’

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