It’s been a rough year for New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. The team fell well short of the playoffs in his first year at the helm, and the fans tore into him for it. But Shurmur was treated to yet another taste of his city’s frustration at a recent public appearance.
Shurmur was attending the New York Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, and was honored at center field. But the fans were none too pleased to see him, and promptly booed when his name was announced.
Last year the Giants went 5-11 overall, only a two-game improvement from the year before he was hired. The team’s various off-season moves have rubbed fans the wrong way as well.
At the start of free agency, the team made the highly-controversial decision to trade Pro Bowl wideout Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.
Pat Shurmur just got booed at Yankee Stadium. Ouch
— Maggie Gray (@MaggieGray) April 14, 2019
It’s also possible that the Yankees fans have been frustrated at their team’s recent slump and are taking it out on anyone.
But Shurmur is in charge of the most popular football team in New York City, and the fans and media are notoriously tough on coaches that don’t deliver results quickly.
Whatever the case may be, Pat Shurmur is going into a critical year early in his tenure with the Giants. If the team doesn’t improve quickly, boos may be the least of his worries.