Guilty as charged.
Giants head coach Joe Judge probably woke up Thursday morning not suspecting he would be accused by one of his players (make that one of his former players) of cursing too much to be an effective head coach.
“The cussing part?’’ Judge said. “I mean, look, I’ve got some colorful language. When we’re out at practice, you watch, you guys can figure that out. Listen, I know how to clean it up at the right time. I don’t curse in front of, you know, my wife. I don’t curse in front of your kids, your wife, grandmothers, my mother, whatever it is.’’
Kelvin Benjamin, released on Wednesday after speaking with Judge on the field early in the opening practice of training camp, unloaded on Judge in an interview with NJ.com. Benjamin, who signed in May and was a long shot to stick, admitted he showed up at 268 pounds even though the Giants told him to arrive at 251 pounds. That discrepancy basically sent Benjamin packing. The 30-year-old veteran, who had not played in the NFL since 2018 and was trying to transition from wide receiver to tight end, said, “I just felt like from Day 1, once I stepped on the field, once I put on the colors, [Judge] never liked me.’’
Then, Benjamin made it personal.