First, the Giants must win the next two games…..or the season will be over before it starts, again. As The Saints , Rams are not currently winnable, and unless the defense figures it out, nor will the Dallas game……an 0-6 start will doom the season. The next 2 games are winnable, easier than yesterday and what looks like the Giants only hope.
One of the more frustrating games, with the fan base already in a 9+ year losing streak, has everyone on the cliff’s edge with good reason.
Now, I thought the OL played well enough….did not create any holes run blocking and the RT had their issues….but overall, well enough, considering they are the weakest link.
Daniel Jones must stop bird dogging the receivers and another fumble is just not acceptable…..but my biggest concern is his lack of fire. He might act like Eli….but Eli always had a fire in his belly….the ability to carry the team on his back when needed…..and if Daniel Jones has it….he better show it.
This game, I put the blame squarely on the coaches…..the game plan sucked. They played not to lose, while the other guys pulled out all the stops!!!! UGH….was that frustrating.
After Logan Ryan fumble, the Giants had to know the game plan needed tweaking. Denver moved the ball with an urgency to go on every 4th down, it seemed. The Giants had to know…they needed a long sustained drive…..to give the defense some rest and they could have broken Denver, with a TD of their own….How did the Giants response with 2 meekly rush attempts and a way too short pass… punt!!! ...Game was lost right here…..if you ask me.
The Giants played not to loss and Denver played to win. The Giants didn’t touch the ball for what seemed like 3 hours….reminded me of the ‘90 Super Bowl, but it was Denver controlling the clock, the tempo, and the game…..they took a 7-3 deficit to a 17-7 advantage and never looked back. Game Over.
Sure, Jone’s fumble hurt…but when an offense is on the sidelines for that long….what do you expect?
Why do they have 2 very good press man corners, if the plan was to play a soft zone, which they do not do well. Why? Bend not break became bend until you break.
So frustrating…..so many plays that could have been stopped, weren’t. Bridgewater was Houdini, always escaping…..UGH…so frustrating.
These players were not put in the best position to succeed. Certainly did not play to their strength. Were the coaches that afraid of the Broncos?
I expected a defense that controlled the tempo.....they were never in a position to do it...rushing 3, playing what seemed like a soft zone keeping everything in front. why? Black Picasso reading his press clipping? this experiment was a failure.
Garrett needs to stop calling the plays…..please god…..there is enough plays in his system to make it work….but he must stop calling the plays…predictable, uninspiring and just not good enough. Sure, the players must execute the plays better…..but what ever happened to putting the players in the best place to succeed? Everyone can see that Jones does better in a up tempo. Barkley was not nearly himself so running him into the line seemed like a waste. Play action anyone?
Judge….this game was on you and your staff….fix it and fix it fast…..Thursday is a must win.