THE New York Giants head coach Joe Judge had a “fist fight” with his offensive line coach that saw “punches thrown” between the two NFL coaches, reports claim
According to Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports, Judge instantly fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo after the bust-up midway through the season.
According to the reporter, “punches were thrown” and Colombo got the “better” of Judge.
The Giants head coach immediately replaced Colombo with Dave DeGulielmo.
Colombo was in his first year with the Giants after spending the last four-seasons coaching the offensive line for the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Jason Garrett, who is now the Giants’ offensive coordinator.
Colombo had a 10-year playing career with the Bears, Cowboys and Dolphins.
DeGuglielmo previously worked with Judge with the New England Patriots, as the Giants head coach believes his new offensive line coach is a better fit for the team.
The Giants' new coach was an assistant offensive line coach from 2004 to 2008.
He's bounced around the league as of late including a stop with the New York Jets in 2012 and most recently with the Miami Dolphins last season.
The NFL Network reported that the move is tied into the lack of development of rookie first-round pick Andrew Thomas.
Thomas has got off to a miserable start to the season, recording 38 of his 44 quarterback pressures over the teams first seven games before finally turning things around and playing better over the last three weeks.
After starting the season 0-5, the Giants have been playing better football and are still in contention in the NFC East.
The team are playing seven offensive linemen – three guards and three centers – in the rotation.
According to the network, Judge hired DeGulielmo a week ago as a consultant and that the veteran offensive line coach was already in town to begin the leagues Covid-19 protocols.
When Colombo learned of the plan to have DeGuglielmo consult with him, he reportedly didn't take it well and let Judge know.
After the altercation between the two came the decision from Judge to relieve Colombo of his duties.
DeGuglielmo will make his debut as the new offensive line coach on Sunday, Nov. 29, when the Giants take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Giants currently hold a 3-7 record and are still in contention in an awful NFC East, which is topped by the first-seeded Philadelphia Eagles (3-5).
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