Earlier than taking part in towards the Los Angeles Chargers, the New York Giants had a pleasant little trip spending a number of days within the heat of Tuscon, Arizona. On Sunday, nonetheless, the Chargers roughly introduced the Giants again to the chilly, harsh actuality that they’re a horrible soccer crew.
Let’s get to the “issues I believe” after the Giants fell to 4-9.
When you watch the Giants on Sunday, it is laborious to think about they will win one other recreation this season.
Maybe quarterback Daniel Jones, who Joe Choose has confirmed to have extra recordings of his injured neck on Monday, will return and assist the Giants play a minimum of practical offense.
If that does not occur, the Giants might imagine Jake Fromm is aware of sufficient about their offensive towards the Dallas Cowboys by subsequent Sunday that he deserves an opportunity to exchange Mike Glennon.
Maybe the Giants lastly confirmed some indicators of enchancment in Sunday’s working recreation, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Perhaps it was simply the Chargers who have been up at 30 and did not actually care when the Giants handed the ball.
Perhaps Riley Dixon will cease hitting horrible punts. Or airmail shipments move on pretend boats.
Perhaps Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Toney, or somebody taking part in the vast receiver place will play a number of video games earlier than the season ends.
Perhaps one or two of the Giants’ final 4 opponents will lay an egg and the Giants will someway stumble into a few wins.
May very well be. Perhaps, possibly, possibly. I’ve to suppose the Giants can have a minimum of another win for the remainder of the season. Nonetheless, I believe I would not be shocked in the event that they did not.
Joe Choose’s seat warming up?
I do know I sound like a damaged document with regards to the Giants head coach. I proceed to consider that the house owners of Giants are determined for Choose to succeed. You do not need to search for one other head coach and take away one other head coach after a failed two-year stint.
I’m going on to say that Choose simply has to provide co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch one thing to consider in, one thing to hold their hat on, some proof that issues are getting higher.
I nonetheless marvel when that can occur.
Richter was extraordinarily late for his post-game press convention. The coach is the anti-Tom Coughlin. He’s ALWAYS late for post-game media conferences. He’s stated to be on the rostrum round 12 minutes after the video games. That by no means occurs. On Sunday night, it took greater than half an hour earlier than he reached out to the media.
Richter was somber, however he nonetheless didn’t categorical anger on the non-competitive efficiency he had simply witnessed. He nonetheless did not say the product the Giants placed on the sphere was unacceptable.
Richter continued to talk vaguely about indicators of organizational progress and that he continued to consider the “huge image” and the “long run” moderately than week to week.
“When it comes to the large quantity we go in-house, you’ll be able to see what number of items are being put collectively,” stated Richter. “I have been lucky to know what it is presupposed to appear like and I can see which means it is going and I can see the muse being poured and solidified and we’re entering into the correct path.”
Nonetheless, Choose additionally admitted that it was a results-driven enterprise.
The outcomes weren’t good. The Giants are 10-19 in 29 video games with Choose as their head coach. They hold making the identical errors and having the identical issues week after week. As a substitute of getting higher, they give the impression of being more and more uncompetitive.
“I am the pinnacle coach. All the things in this system displays me. I by no means draw back from that. I don’t apologize or conceal from it.
“As for the path of this system, week after week I see many issues in our gamers and the place we’re going that encourage me in some ways. That is typically laborious to inform from the skin, however there are some vital fundamentals which are being launched and we’re making progress on many issues. “
What we’re seeing is a crew that’s now assured a fifth straight season and that can nearly actually lose double-digit video games for the fifth straight season.
We see that the outcomes will not be getting any higher. The top coach is stubbornly unwilling to shed his conservative pores and skin, which is mirrored in a refusal to take fourth and second place in midfield on the Giants’ inaugural possession. We see there are quite a lot of issues the Giants do badly, most of which have achieved badly all season. The one factor we see that they are doing properly is kicking area targets.
I believe it is getting tougher and tougher to say that Choose is doing no matter it takes to deserve a 3rd season because the Giants head coach. Likelihood is he nonetheless will get one and that may even be the correct determination, however he actually is not working a powerful marketing campaign.
Justin Herbert is ridiculous
Seeing that needed to actually damage Giants GM Dave Gettleman. Earlier than he liked Jones in “full bloom,” it was fairly apparent that Gettleman’s coronary heart belonged to Justin Herbert. Herbert, nonetheless, scorned Gettleman and the Giants by returning to Oregon for the 2019 season.
What the Giants missed might be seen on Sunday night. To place it mildly, Herbert is LAUGHTER!
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers would be the solely different individuals who can:
Logan Ryan and Xavier McKinney dedicated the cardinal sin of leaving Jalen Guyton behind within the closing seconds of half-time. Even so, Herbert might be the one particular person on the planet who would make her pay for this transgression.
Herbert had some insanely good levels everywhere in the area too – you realize, the sort of passes quarterbacks should not be throwing. He completed 23 of 31 for 275 yards and three touchdowns. He grew to become the primary participant ever to move a minimum of 30 landing passes in every of his first two seasons.
He broke the center of the Giants once more.
Extra two minutes of embarrassment
The tip of the primary half could not have been extra embarrassing and symbolic for the Giants season. The uncooked numbers are unimaginable and present that the Giants have been crushed 59-0 within the final two minutes of the primary half of this season.
I believe you’re proper to marvel how that’s even potential. Then I believe all you must do is watch the final 1:40 of the primary half on Sunday to comprehend, “oh, that is it”.
After Riley Dixon managed to get one thing proper by hitting a 63-yard punt that Keion Crossen crashed on the Chargers’ 4-yard line, the Giants protection constructed a three-and-out. A horrible charger punt gave the Giants the ball on the 41-yard line in Los Angeles 1:40 within the half.
This needed to be the time when the Giants would FINALLY rating a purpose on the finish of the primary half. Proper? Properly no
All of the Giants needed to do is run the ball 5 or 6 yards, give Graham Gano an opportunity at a area purpose, and go into the locker room with a 17-7 landing. The Giants went an incomplete move, a 2 yard loss, an incomplete move, a punt in 44 seconds.
Then Justin Herbert occurred and the Giants have been 17 behind within the half. The second half was simply tutorial.
Micah Parsons and Rashawn Slater
What Herbert did to the Giants was dangerous sufficient that it was unimaginable not to consider what might have been if Herbert had participated within the 2019 NFL Draft and dropped to sixth place to the Giants.
Then there are Rashawn Slater and Micah Parsons to consider.
The Giants naturally fell from eleventh to twentieth within the 2021 NFL draft. They chose vast receiver Kadarius Toney, leaving Parsons twelfth for the Dallas Cowboys and Slater thirteenth for the Chargers.
Toney flashed brilliance – a minimum of he did in a 10-catch, 189-yard efficiency towards Dallas. Nonetheless, he has now missed 4 video games and was barely wholesome all season.
It is unimaginable to gauge the knowledge of the Giants’ buying and selling – one thing most analysts, together with myself, backed on the time – till we see what occurs to the extra high 10 Giants picks in subsequent season’s draft.
Nonetheless, it is laborious to see Slater and Parsons star with Toney sitting and the offense stalling with out questioning if the Giants have been flawed.
New York noticed how good Slater is on Sunday. Sure, there was one piece that he may need been responsible of a maintain on, however the child is a good offensive lineman. By Week 14, Slater was Professional Soccer Focus’ seventh 12 months offensive sort out, and you can see why towards the Giants.
When you’ve seen Crimson Zone, or have been fortunate sufficient to be in a spot that was exhibiting the Cowboys-Washington Soccer Staff recreation, you can see how phenomenal Parsons is within the 1pm window.
I am not making an attempt to say, “I instructed you so,” as a result of I did not suppose the Giants ought to have known as Parsons. What I all the time stated in preparation for the draft was that Parsons was the very best defensive participant and the very best edge rusher within the draft class.
He proves that repeatedly.
On Sunday he had two sacks, together with a strip sack that produced a defensive rating and two quarterback hits. He now has 12 sacks and might be Defensive Participant of the 12 months, not simply Rookie of the 12 months.
I believe the Giants higher do a house run subsequent April with this primary spherical choose from the Bears.
A couple of extra random ideas
- Riley Dixon cannot be the Giants’ participant for the subsequent season. He has let the Giants down again and again this season. On Sunday, after Choose made his weekly ultra-conservative midfield choose, Dixon shot a punt into the top zone. He hit an 18-yard boat from the Chargers’ 43-yard line. He airmailed a passport for a pretend boat that he’d apparently thrown properly in coaching all week.
- It took Matt Peart two video games on Sunday to indicate why Nate Solder is taking part in. Peart received an opportunity and sniffed a working block that prompted Saquon to lose Barkley yard.
- Do you keep in mind when 16 carries for 64 yards was a foul day at work for Barkley?
- How did Kyle Rudolph catch a move for 60 yards and never throw one other ball in his path for the remainder of the sport?
- I by no means need to see that double reverse display screen occur once more.
- After all, the Giants got a fourth downstop solely to see that was undone by a Los Angeles false begin penalty that allowed them to attain a area purpose.
- Whether or not it is Mike Glennon’s fault, Kenny Golladay’s fault, or each, it is sort of unhappy to see how laborious the Giants try to get the ball to Golladay and the way little manufacturing they make of it. On Sunday Golladay had two catches in eight discs for 15 yards. He caught a move within the first offensive recreation of the sport after which did virtually nothing for the remainder of the sport.
- Darius Slayton was as soon as discovered by Gettleman within the fifth spherical. Now he is simply one other unproductive vast receiver. Slayton had no catch on three targets, and you can in all probability name two of these imperfections drops.