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The more I write these recaps, the dialogue and words written and said sound like I'm a depressed Jets fan. At least I am not a Jets fan. Being a Giants fan right now is just pitiful, just like their Thursday Night Football loss. I said it last week, I did not expect them to win this game (they covered the spread though!), but to lose in that fashion.
Five minutes left... five minutes left! With an 11 point lead, all they had to do was to stop the Eagles, and if we didn't, get the ball back in field goal position. Easy, right? Running back Boston Scott scored the game-winning touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Carson Wentz, who threw for 359 yards and two scores. The Giants then fell apart. Evan Engram dropped a crucial ball and Daniel Jones fumbled at the end of the game. Nothing new here!
I don't know. Here are the pros and cons of the week.
This is a PRO James Bradberry and Blake Martinez Blog/Podcast/Website/FanClub
Give credit where credit is due, David Gettleman signing James Bradberry, and Blake Martinez were the best moves he ever could have made. Bradberry is one of, if not, the best in the NFL this season. He grabbed his third interception of the season, tying him for second in that category. He continues to be the brightest and best player on the defense and I am so happy he is a Giant. Martinez has been a menace. Martinez had another strong outing as the tackling machine had nine combined tackles, seven solo and two assisted, two quarterback hits, and even a pass defended.
Welcome back Sterling Shepard
It is nice to hear Sterling Shepard's name again. He scored a TD and was the leading receiver for the Giants with six catches for 59 yards. Hopefully, he can string along some good games, and provide a spark for the offense.
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Not good, not bad
Damn Daniel! Also, Damn, Daniel...
Good Daniel Jones - Is Daniel Jones the fastest quarterback in the league? Daniel Mahomes? Lamar Jones? I don't know, but Danny Dimes now is Danny Wheels. Jones had the longest run by a quarterback in Giants' history after his 80-yard rush, which was clocked at over 21 mph. Damn Daniel! It would have been a touchdown if Jones didn't stumble on the eight-yard line. DJ even led a 97-yard touchdown drive on 15 plays in the fourth quarter that ended with one of those touchdown passes. Daniel Jones’ final stat line was 20-30 with 187 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with 92 rushing yards.
Again, Daniel Jones needs to improve, but he has no protection and no help. He is a raw athlete, who can throw and run, but you can't expect him to be a Pro-Bowler / Franchise Guy if the team won't surround him with talent.
Bad Daniel Jones - Besides becoming a meme of the year candidate for falling flat on his face right outside the endzone after running for 80 yards, he cost the team the game at the end of the fourth quarter. His usual fumble issue secured the loss. He also threw another interception. Sigh.
I'll give a little shoutout to Golden Tate for finding the end zone this week. He scored his first TD of the season on a 39-yard grab in the first quarter. He bullied Eagle corner Cre'Von LeBlanc and snagged it out of his arms and waltzed into the endzone.
Winter is coming...
And just like that, the trade deadline approaches, and the Giants will most definitely be sellers. It already started after the Thursday night loss.
The Giants began their sell-off by shipping off Markus Golden back to the Cardinals for a 6th round pick. Honestly, good for management to get a draft pick. Golden is a very good player, but his style of play just did not match up with our scheme and new personnel on the team. He only has 1.5 sacks this season compared to last seasons 10. His deal expires at the end of the year, so I am totally okay with this move.
This will not be the last move the Giants make. I wish it wasn't Gettleman making these decisions but c'est la vie. I hope they hold onto Jabrill Peppers and Kyle Fackrell. Both are great defenders, but their contracts expire next season. I hope to retain both, but I could see them securing more draft capital.
My picks of who is next? Evan Engram, adios! I would only trade him for the right price but this season has been an utter disaster. I like what Lawrence Tynes is thinking. We know how to make trades with the Browns, so Giants let's make this happen! (P.S. I wanted Njoku way back when in that draft)
Other names being thrown around are Golden Tate and Kevin Zeitler. Tate has no future with the team and I hate his contract. Zeitler on the other hand makes no sense to me. Why take away one of the best options on our line and make that group worse?
Erick Flowers 2.0? I hope not
Andrew Thomas, man. I pray he is not a bust, but his play has been atrocious. He is struggling out there on the line. Not to mention, he was benched last week not because of his performance, but because he was late to team meetings. How the hell are you going to show up late? Let's not make a mockery of this team, please. Let's hope that he is still working his training wheels off and can perform like a number four overall draft pick, for the love of God.
Evan Engram, the man with no hands
I hate slandering Engram because I enjoy it when he is hot, but he is currently not even close. He has 21 dropped passes since 2017, which is the most among Tight Ends. How does he accomplish this when he missed almost a full season over that span? In the closing minutes of the 4th quarter, Engram let down every hope of a New York comeback with his latest installment of dropping balls.
The Giants will have 10 days to sulk this loss. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers head to town to destroy the Giants. I have no expectations or hope. Maybe they will cover the spread? They are -8.5, so fade the Giants. Get ready for another disappointing blog recap on the Giants. Can't wait to watch JPP destroy this O-Line.
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