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Why did Shurmur limit Saquon's touches today?

M.S. : 9/8/2019 8:05 pm
Seemed Saquon was being pulled out of the game after every carry. What did he have... something like 10?

Was he winded? Was he a little out of football shape because he never saw any pre-season games? I just don't understand.

I do understand using Saquon as a decoy, but running Eli Penny on Third and One in the red zone, and then letting Eli roll-out (and get smashed) while we have the best running back in the NFL... I just don't get it?

But there's something I do get. We had no pass rush; we had no secondary; and the Giants and their Head Coach were totally out-classed.

Think about it for a moment. For at least a half dozen years, Dallas would fuck us over with dozens of over-the-middle passes in the 8 - 10 yard range. Today, it was over-the-middle in the 50 - 60 yard range. Well, I guess that's called progress in reverse.

Bottom line: Haven't seen that type of Giants ass-whopping for quite a while. For you old timers out there, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say that game sure had the feel of 1966 all over again.

He;s saving Saquon  
Bill in UT : 9/8/2019 8:08 pm : link
for 2022
Because he is a bad Head coach  
chuckydee9 : 9/8/2019 8:09 pm : link
I hope he learns and becomes better.. but right now he looks like a bottom 5 HC in the league..
Was Saquon nursing something?  
M.S. : 9/8/2019 8:14 pm : link

He got caught on that long run on first series. Is he hurt?
Shurmur was scared  
justafan : 9/8/2019 8:25 pm : link
of Dallas.
He is a dumb  
prdave73 : 9/8/2019 8:26 pm : link
ass. Another crappy Giants HC to add to the collection..
RE: Was Saquon nursing something?  
GiantEgo : 9/8/2019 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14566236 M.S. said:
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He got caught on that long run on first series. Is he hurt?


I was surprised when he was caught from behind.That was huge hole I think most NFL backs would have run for 60.

If Saquon doesn't have some type of injury it casts a lot of doubt on Shurmer
Shurmur  
TyreeHelmet : 9/8/2019 8:27 pm : link
Because hes an awful head coach. Hes not even a good offensive coordinator.
Idk What it is  
GoDeep13 : 9/8/2019 8:31 pm : link
But there was a brief moment in the 4th quarter when Dallas had the ball that the cameras showed Saquon talking to a coach on the sideline and (Im know professional lip reader) but I caught enough to know that he was questioning why he wasnt used more.
RE: He;s saving Saquon  
ron mexico : 9/8/2019 8:32 pm : link
In comment 14566192 Bill in UT said:
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for 2022


Smart move

Fumble  
Barkley26 : 9/8/2019 8:48 pm : link
Schurmur had to put Barkley in the doghouse after that 1st play fumble. Can't look soft and give the ball to the best RB in the league after that inexcusable mistake.
He is saving him  
Andrew in Austin : 9/8/2019 9:16 pm : link
For the Jones era ...
Shurmur mentioned in the press conference  
Jimmy Googs : 9/8/2019 9:23 pm : link
that he is keeping Barkley fresh for the stretch run...
RE: Fumble  
sb from NYT Forum : 9/8/2019 9:28 pm : link
In comment 14566429 Barkley26 said:
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Schurmur had to put Barkley in the doghouse after that 1st play fumble. Can't look soft and give the ball to the best RB in the league after that inexcusable mistake.


Ha!
Maybe it's because we were playing from behind by the third series.  
Rico : 9/8/2019 9:47 pm : link
Trailing alters your strategy, and forces you to pass more.
Obviously saving him  
Tesla : 9/9/2019 12:29 am : link
for the playoffs. Gotta be smart and lose some battles to win the war here.
RE: Maybe it's because we were playing from behind by the third series.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 9/9/2019 12:35 am : link
In comment 14566700 Rico said:
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Trailing alters your strategy, and forces you to pass more.


It shouldn't when you have two and a half quarters left. And the Giants arent built to play "shootout" offense.
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