Giants head coach Pat Shurmur could find himself on the hot seat this offseason depending on the result of these final four games. In fact, with a 2-10 record and a 7-21 record overall through his short tenure with New York, it's hard to say it's not hot as we speak.
Giants co-owner Steve Tisch added to that heat on Tuesday at the 36th annual sports luncheon for the March of Dimes when he wouldn't commit to Shurmur or GM Dave Gettleman as being the men to lead the team in the future.
"Those decisions aren't going to be made today, so respectfully I'm going to wait until after the season and start those conversations with my partner," Tisch told SNY.
What does Shurmur think about that answer?
"I really have no reaction to that," he told reporters at practice on Wednesday. "I was made aware that he spoke yesterday. I'm sure he's disappointed with the results this season, just like I am and we are. I'm trying to get this team ready to play and win a game against Philly."
Shurmur may not have a reaction -- or one he wants to reveal out in the open -- but it's hard to argue that he isn't coaching for his job at the moment. Would John Mara and Tisch trust him to lead their team another season if he finishes 2-14 or 3-13?
They have their flaws and the roster is a very young one, but Tisch did note that everything will be assessed after the season from "35,000 feet," meaning every aspect of the organization.
The sense of urgency for Shurmur, though, is always there.
"I feel like I'm coaching for my job every day. That's the way we function," he said. "As players, you're playing for your job, and you're coaching for your job every day. We understand this is a results business, and the ultimate result is winning games. Along the way, doing the things necessary to win a game and then consistently win. That's just the reality of it."