Giants have too many issues
Ever since the New York Giants got an upset win over the Seattle Seahawks back in week 13, it seems like things have gone down hill for them.
Now I’m not saying the Giants had everything figured out and were completely on the right track. But they shut down a very good Seattle offense on the road and had a lot of momentum going forward.
Since that big win, the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns both made the Giants look silly at home at MetLife Stadium. So what has happened?
For one thing, the Giants are still a very young team and opposing teams have adjusted to their schemes on defense and offense. For example the Cardinals confused and abused New York’s offensive line by running stunts on them that saw quarterback Daniel Jones get sacked and hit all afternoon.
The Ravens also adjusted late in their week 16 win over the Giants and got after Jones, sacking him six times.
As much promise as the Giants’ young offensive line has shown, they still have some glaring issues. It also doesn’t help that opposing defenses know that New York has to establish the run because they don’t have the weapons in the passing game to take over a game.
On defense the Giants are very limited because they don’t have a great number two cornerback and no dynamic edge rushers that can give opposing offenses problems so they’re forced to run zone coverage and get picked apart by teams that have great offenses like the Cardinals, Browns and Ravens.
I don’t know whether or not the Giants will make the playoffs and that really doesn’t matter because the only thing that does is whether or not this team gets the pieces that they need this coming offseason to truly compete in 2021. Because one thing is for sure, the NFC East won’t be this bad next season.