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First half or second half?

Breeze_94 : 9/19/2022 1:07 pm
Offensively, this has been a tale of two halves

In the First half of games this season:
6 points (both scoring drives set up by fumbles)

In the second half so far :
34 points (and without the aide of a turnover)
Saquon 200+ yard rushing

I think some of the credit goes to coaching adjustments made by Daboll, Kafka and co. The other part is that Saquon has been effective and it has opened up things for DJ and the passing game.

Mentality wise, the offense has looked more aggressive in the second half of games- DJ especially. He turns it loose and has made some big time throws. In the first half, he seems hesitant (almost like he’s trying not to lose the game in the first half)

Are the Giants (offensively) the team we’ve seen in the first half or second half of games?
They are both  
George from PA : 9/19/2022 1:10 pm : link
And isn't Jones.

Or the coaches loosening Jones reigns?
Why can't it be both?  
Mike in NY : 9/19/2022 1:12 pm : link
Perhaps the Giants are using the first half to wear down opponents to open up lanes for the offense (see e.g. Judge and Co. knocking off Seattle). Also, maybe the strategy is use the first half to determine your opponent's tendencies while keeping it close enough that you are not asking for a miracle second half.
The beginning of the first half is basically finding out what the  
PatersonPlank : 9/19/2022 1:13 pm : link
defense is doing and what changes they put in for the Giants. After that adjustments take over, which is the reason for the increased production. This is unlike previous seasons where we would start out fine, but once the other team made adjustments our coaches sucked
Halftime adjustments play into it.  
MOOPS : 9/19/2022 1:26 pm : link
The OL settling down as the game goes on. 80% new pieces and they're not use to playing together as a unit. That takes time, historically multiple games.
Jones starts feeling more comfortable or willing to air it out more to without a doubt the worst WR corp in the league.
Aren't they scripting  
k2tampa : 9/19/2022 2:18 pm : link
the first 15 to 18 plays ahead of time? Seems like the script hasn't been good at predicting what the defense is going to do, and once they get some info they adjust.
Really good teams have always played that way. Opponent can hang with  
Ivan15 : 9/19/2022 2:33 pm : link
Them for first half and then the better team comes on in the second half. A big part is the adjustments.
It's the NFL  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/19/2022 2:33 pm : link
why did the Jets, Dolphins, Cardinals, etc. look different in the second half?
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