After Missing Playoffs Again, Giants Tweet GM Dave Gettleman Is Staying to 'Finish What He Started' And Twitter Had Jokes

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On Monday, the New York Giants announced that they have decided to retain general manager Dave Gettleman, and fans have taken to Twitter to express their opinions on the decision.

The Giants also announced on Monday that they have fired head coach Pat Shurmer.

Many fans thought that the Giants 4-12 record combined with the firing of Shurmur would lead to the team restructuring their upper management, but Giants owner John Mara stated that they plan to allow Gettleman "to finish what he started."

Giants President John Mara: “We decided to retain Dave Gettleman and allow him to finish what he started.”

— New York Giants (@Giants) December 30, 2019

"What did he start??? A losing tradition????," wrote Twitter user BigMike61 in response to the Giants' tweet.

What did he start??? A losing tradition???

— Mike (@BIGMIKE61) December 30, 2019

"What has Dave Gettleman done that makes the Giants organization believe he's "the right person to lead us going forward."

"Dave Gettleman still be apart of the Giants organization is going to deter a lot of high end HCs from coming to NY," wrote Twitter user Mute Spittah.

What has Dave Gettleman done that makes the Giants organization believe he’s “the right person to lead us going forward.” Dave Gettleman still being apart of the Giants organization is going to deter a lot of high end HCs from coming to NY. https://t.co/Jik9gsHfMX

— Zach Thomsen (@ThomsenZachary) December 30, 2019

"Dave Gettleman, who many believe the game has passed by. Is responsible for the NYG demise. He's a cancerous cell that must be eradicated #NYGiants," Twitter user Rude Boy for life wrote.

Dave Gettleman, who many believe the game has passed by. Is responsible for the NYG demise. Hes a cancerous cell that must be eradicated #NYGiants

— Rude boy for life (@swaggie21) December 30, 2019

"I've said it before and will continue to: Firing Pat Shurmur and retaining Dave Gettleman is window dressing. A half-measure. Either go all in and hit the reset button, or risk needing to debate this all over again in a year," wrote Giants beat reporter Matt Lombardo.

I’ve said it before and will continue to: Firing Pat Shurmur and retaining Dave Gettleman is window dressing. A half-measure. Either go all in and hit the reset button, or risk needing to debate this all over again in a year. What happens if new GM saddled with Gettleman’s coach?

— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 29, 2019

"Just found out my car has a flat tire and Dave Gettleman being retained as the Giants GM is still the worst news I've heard all day #GiantsPride," Twitter user Nodnarb Iksnisarak wrote.

Just found out my car has a flat tire and Dave Gettleman being retained as the Giants GM is still the worst news I’ve heard all day #GiantsPride

— (3-7) We Winning The East! (@BrandoCommandoe) December 30, 2019

"I genuinely cannot believe, in the year of our Lord 20 and 19, that 'Dave Gettleman is a good GM' is a hill people are willing to die on. Ultimately, he took a bad situation and made it worse The opposite of what a GM should do," Twitter user steveohrourke wrote.

I genuinely cannot believe, in the year of our Lord 20 and 19, that 'Dave Gettleman is a good GM' is a hill people are willing to die on. Ultimately, he took a bad situation and made it worse. The opposite of what a GM should do.

— Shut Up Steve (@steveohrourke) December 30, 2019

"Pat Shurmer probably deserved to get fired but to lay the blame of what has happened here in the last two years at his feet is blasphemy," Twitter user Giants Daily wrote. "Gettleman never gave him a chance with a competent roster."

Pat Shurmur probably deserved to get fired but to lay the blame of what has happened here in the last two years at his feet is blasphemy.

Gettleman never gave him a chance with a competent roster.

— Giants Daily (@NYGDaily) December 30, 2019

"I don't trust Dave Gettleman with the 4th overall pick, I don't trust that he will move on from Ogletree/Solder/Bethea. I do not trust him with almost $90 million in cap space. We're headed for disaster," wrote Twitter user Bilottoooo.

I do not trust Dave Gettleman with the 4th overall pick, I don’t trust that he will move on from Ogletree/Solder/Bethea. I do not trust him with almost $90 million in cap space. We’re headed for disaster

— Mike Bilotto (@Bilottoooo) December 30, 2019

"John Mara basically told all of us that next year is win or else for Dave Gettleman, what's even the point of that? Just clean house now so we don't have this circus again next year," Twitter user Matt wrote.

John Mara basically told all of us that next year is win or else for Dave Gettleman, what’s even the point of that? Just clean house now so we don’t have this circus again next year

— Matt (@matt_costantini) December 30, 2019

The current season marks the third straight that the Giants have missed the playoffs. The fans may disagree with the team's decision, but they will look to hire a new head coach and score a star player with the fourth overall draft pick to pair up with their young core of quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.