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Joe Judge : Giants’ Joe Judge is Anything But a ‘Know It All’ Coach



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Giants’ Kyle Rudolph praises Joe Judge’s culture and says Daniel Jones is “as excellent as they come

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Joe Judge : Kyle Rudolph, a veteran tight end in his 11th season in the NFL, is about to embark on a new adventure.

Rudolph, who spent his entire career with the Minnesota Vikings, joins the New York Giants this season in the hopes of helping the team reclaim its previous glory, and he sees potential in both new faces in the locker room and familiar leadership.

Rudolph, 31, talked to Fox News on Wednesday about his impending season with the Giants and how he’s adjusting to Joe Judge’s “old school” coaching style.


He remarked, “It’s something I’m extremely familiar with.” “As an 18-year-old kid, I played for Charlie Weis [Patriots offensive coordinator 2000-2004] at Notre Dame, so I was exposed to the New England method of doing things. So I’ve been there before.

I’ve always admired and respected that organization’s accomplishment, and [Judge] undoubtedly played a significant role in it.”

The two-time Pro Bowler told Fox News that Judge’s reputation influenced his decision to come to New York.

“I talked to a lot of the team’s senior guys, the decision-makers in the locker room, and they all quickly bought in…

One of the main reasons I’m here is because of the culture that [Judge] has established “he stated “At this stage in my career, heading into year 11, I had plenty of opportunities to go somewhere where I knew I could win right away, where I knew they had a chance to compete for a championship, and I chose here because of the culture and what Joe has built.”

Judge’s coaching style and what Rudolph saw at Minnesota with head coach Mike Zimmer have a lot of similarities, according to Rudolph.

“Coach Zimmer is a direct descendant of coach [Bill] Parcells, and we’re all familiar with Coach Parcells and Coach [Bill] Belichick’s relationship.”

From 1983 to 1990, Parcells coached the Giants and led them to two Super Bowl victories.

After that, Belichick spent three seasons as an assistant head coach with the Patriots.

The two ultimately joined the New York Jets in the same capacity.

Zimmer was a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff from 1994 to 2006, when he served under Bill Parcells in the latter years of his tenure.

Rudolph remarked of Judge and Zimmer, “They’re both old-school coaches.” “They have an antiquated mindset.”

“Coach Judge is one of those people who wants to do things the proper way. He intends to construct it to last.”

Daniel Jones, the quarterback, is a key component in Judge’s strategy.

In Minnesota, Rudolph has seen multiple quarterbacks come and go, and he believes Jones is “as good as they come.”

“Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to join him on the practise field, but I have spent a great deal of time with him around the facility and, to be honest, outside of it.

He is, in my opinion, the best of the best. He’s a fantastic young man who is extremely respectful. Obviously, I’ve witnessed his skill on the field.


He went on to say: “When I see him practise, I can see it. When he’s one of the first guys in the building, I notice it.

It’s evident in his work ethic… In our league, quarterbacks frequently receive far too much praise and much too much blame.

A quarterback, especially a rookie quarterback, has to be surrounded by elements that will help him succeed.

I believe [the Giants] have done an outstanding job in that regard this offseason, and I am certain that Daniel will take care of the rest.”

Rudolph is also an important part of Judge’s agenda. Despite joining a crowded tight end room, Rudolph stands out for his ability to satisfy the dual nature of his position.

With 48 career touchdowns, he is tied for third among active tight ends with Travis Kelce, trailing only Rob Gronkowski (86) and Jimmy Graham (48). (82).

“I’ve never had more than five, maybe six tight end players in a training camp before, so having eight in the tight end room is unusual. It is one of a kind.

But then I take a glance around the tight end room, and I see that each and every player there contributes to our team’s ability to win football games.

Rudolph’s talent and experience made him a hot commodity in the offseason, but he maintained his desire to play under Judge in New York.

“I’d like to be a part of it. I want to be a part of the Giants’ return to the playoffs for the first time in a few years, and the second part of it is simply the organization’s history and tradition “he stated

“Every day when you enter into the building, you are greeted by four Lombardi trophies.

The idea is to have them right in front of you. That’s what this company is used to, and it’s what they want to return to, and it’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

Rudolph is also hoping to make an impression off the field in New York.

He was recently named to the board of directors of GENYOUth, a national non-profit that works to create healthier school communities, and he plans to continue his work in Minnesota in the tri-state area.

“Everything my wife Jordan and I have done in the Twin Cities over the last ten years has revolved on children and their empowerment… ensuring that they have the right to be a child and to enjoy being a child, regardless of their circumstances”

“One of the things that drew us to the New York/New Jersey area was the chance to make a difference in another community.”

In March, Rudolph agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Giants.

He has 453 receptions for 4,448 yards and 48 touchdowns in his career.

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