Sport Joe Judge: I’d love to have Jabrill Peppers back next year
A funky Flea celebrates his birthday, his school's founding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become an LA institution. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, they celebrated with a joint party in the parking lot for the Los Angeles school that often serves as a de facto performance space for its faculty and students. Flea led a band assembled for the occasion through a series of funk standards including James Brown's “Gonna Have a Funky Good Time,” banging his orange-beanied head and scissor-kicking across the makeshift stage.
Before safety‘ season with a torn ACL, he fielded questions about and the possibility that before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Neither of those topics nor Peppers’ expiring contract suggested that he was a good bet to remain with the Giants in 2022. On Wednesday, however, Giants head coach Joe Judge said that he valued Peppers’ “leadership and experience” and wants him to remain with the team.
“Look, this guy is in a contract year, it’s something I’ve talked to him about directly,” Judge said at his press conference. “He’s a guy that I value a lot in this program. I’d love to have this guy going forward, I’ve told him that directly. He’s been a very good leader for us. You can talk about him being local, that the Giants mean something to him. I think that’s very important. He’s a guy that loves football, he loves this organization, he loves this area. Those are things we talk about building as cornerstones and pillars of this program and he’s a very important part of our program.”
It’s a long time until the offseason and the Giants are not on track to have a lot of cap space in the offseason, so Judge’s hope may go unrealized once it becomes time to try to hammer out a new deal.
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Giants' Joe Judge says 'stupid headsets' to blame for poor clock management in loss to Chiefs .
The New York Giants lost 20-17 to the struggling Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, and while poor clock management wasn't the only reason they lost, it was certainly noticeable. The biggest example of coach Joe Judge's poor clock management came in the second quarter. Judge burned two timeouts in the first five minutes of the second quarter, leaving him with just one for the final 10 minutes of the half. According to NJ.com, both of those timeouts were used due to miscommunications on defensive substitutions — not exactly the most productive way to use them.