The Giants aren’t as bad as their record indicates
The NFLweek eight power rankings are out and of course the New York Giants haven’t moved out of the basement with a 1-6 record.
Let’s look over some of the pwer rankings from around the internet.
You have to wonder if Daniel Jones — and really, this entire era of Giants football — will be remembered for the quarterback’s would-be breakaway touchdown run ruined by the villainous turf monster. It wasn’t Butt Fumble bad, but it was the type of lowlight that can come to define a player. If Jones is lucky, he’ll have a long career, and his tumble will be a minor footnote recalled only by diehards and snarky media folk like me. But if Jones doesn’t pan out, and the Dave Gettleman regime is swept out in totality, we’ll all remember Jones’ gallop — its majestic start and cruel end. Oh, and let’s be fair to Danny Dimes: We’re not even talking about this if Evan Engram makes that third-down catch late in the fourth quarter. No QB can do it alone.
People are dwelling on Jones tripping himself up against the Eagles but he made a beautiful throw to Evan Engram to put the game away and of course the tight end dropped it. Jones overall had a very good night last Thursday.
Jones was expected to make the jump in Year 2. That meant cutting down on the turnovers and proving to the new coaching staff he was the unequivocal quarterback of the future. Instead, Jones has looked much like he did as a rookie — flashes one play, makes a bonehead play the next. He is tied for second in the NFL with 11 turnovers through seven weeks. These final nine games are an opportunity to take that next step in his progression. — Jordan Raanan
I agree with Raanan, the turnovers are worrisome, but easy to correct. Hopefully he can finish the season strong.
This team is not as far away as many think. Joe Judge needs players, but throughout this season seems to have figured out a lot of the other issues (namely, how to motivate this team to play).
I agree that the Giants aren’t that far away. They’re not getting blown out every week and have a shot at winning most of their games.
To be blunt, the Giants are terrible. Jones has regressed badly in his second season. The team’s best offensive player (running back Saquon Barkley) is out for the year with a torn ACL. The offensive line in porous. The defense is soft. The only thing stopping the Giants from contention as the league’s worst team is the fact that the Jets exist.
I laughed when I read this. Jones hasn’t regressed badly. Whoever wrote this must not watch the Giants this season and is reading stats instead of watching film. New York has dealt with a lot of injuries at the receiver position and their offensive line has been horrid.
Jones has also had to deal with some tough defenses over the first several weeks of the season like the Steelers, Rams, Washington and even the Cowboys’ pass rush.