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The question facing the four playmakers tasked with carrying Giants offense

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That won’t cause the Giants ’season to end (counting the days, hours, and minutes to get here faster, unfortunately). Most importantly, what did not happen in the attack.

Newcomers will be tasked with creating a much better layout and game book. Even if Jo Judj returns for a third season as head coach, that’s given. He fired offensive line coach Mark Colombo during his 1st year, and in the 2nd year, he fired his offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Nothing helped. Nothing worked. If the referee returns in 2022, he will have hired a new attack coordinator and possibly a few new assistants on that side of the ball.

Then comes the difficult part: determining whether the key players involved in this horrible product are part of the problem or have been pulled down due to dysfunction around them.

Sterling Shepard will no longer play for the Giants.

We look at you, Kenny Golladay. And you, Kadarius Toney. And you, Saquon Barkley. And you, to a lesser extent, Sterling Shepard.

These had to be four playmakers to get the giants on the field and take them to the final zone. The two narrow sides, Evan Engram and newcomer Kyle Rudolf, were also expected to be very mixed, but we can discount them for now, as Engram is unlikely to ask for his return after the upcoming free agent and Rudolf. season of exposure.

Golladay was signed for another three years. Tony is ending a difficult news season. Barkley is entering the final year of his contract. Shepard has two more years to pay big money.

The Giants have to figure out if these four players were sucked under the prey and drowned in all the horrible things around them. Forget this five-game losing streak – with a total of four touchdowns – this current skid came from quarterback Mike Glennon (four games) and Jake Fromm (one game). Most importantly, Daniel Jones was healthy and didn’t have much work to do when he was in the pocket.

Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay has three more years on his contract.

Golladay (34 catches for 499 yards) has no touchdowns, which remains the single most accusing statistic of the Giants ’offensive discomfort. He made 45 appearances in the 29: 3 defeat in Chicago and the only assist that came his way was stopped. He’s a more talented player than that and will benefit from an update throughout the operation. The Giants are financially stuck with Golladay and so there is no discussion here.

Tony also failed to hit the final zone with the ball in his hand, making no touch in 39 receptions for 420 yards. His brilliant flashes were overshadowed by all the illnesses and injuries that kept him off the field, and Tony entered the NFL second season as a well-earned question mark.

Saquon Barkley
The return of Saquon Barkley after knee surgery was not as spectacular as expected.

Barkley’s first 100-meter hurdles of the season in Chicago in Week 17 was the choice for the player who needed it. He’s been away from reconstructive knee surgery for another year, and the bizarre ankle sprain that caused his return to a short circuit should allow Barkley to get closer to the form he showed as a new player. The closer he gets to finding that form, the more he will determine if he gets a new deal from the giants.

Shepard is undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles and his career at the Giants could end.

Golladay, Tony, Barkley and Shepard. Barkley has a total of four shots this season. There is one for Shepard and none for Golladay and Toney. There are reasons for this tragic outcome (terrible offensive line, ineffective coaching) that have nothing to do with these four players. Each of these four players has a guilt. The Giants have to pull it all off as they move forward.

More than the Giants’ last defeat:

There is no transition game

Not throwing the ball and not making full passes does not always put the team on the path of destruction. The 11 passing attempts in this defeat have been the lowest by the Giants defender since October 25, 1992, with Jeff Hostetler playing 5 for 9 and the Giants actually beating the Seahawks 23-10 to win the game. won the alaba. The last time the giants made less than four passes passed by Mike Glennon was 44 years ago, on October 22, 1978, when Joe Pisarcik (who was more embarrassed a month later with The Fumble). 3 of 10 passes went to Washington over 17-6.

And wait, there’s more.

The Giants ’total of 24 passing yards was the lowest since Dec. 10, 1978, when they also had 24 passing yards – a 17-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Patriots, who are much closer to date, have the lowest passing set this NFL season, with just 19 yards on Dec. 9 in Buffalo. Of course, the Patriots won with a score of 14:10.

Carter’s blow

Will the giants be fooled by what Lorenzo Carter is doing this season? In his first 10 games, Carter had zero sacks and only two defensive shots. In his last three games, he has four sacks and five defensive shots. Carter’s contract expires after this season and he is finally moving strong. Will that be enough for the Giants to re-sign the 2018 third-round draft, a player who hasn’t become the best player they need to be?

Victory in the away game

Gumption. The Giants won last season. They weren’t a good team in every way, but they fought to the end in many games. And they went 3-5 on the road, not easy for a team below average. This season? Not much. This amazing win in Week 4 in New Orleans was their win on their own trip. They finished 1-8 on the trip. One step up and more than two steps back.

Stop Willians

Leonard Williams is remarkable when it comes to durability and reliability. Dexter Lawrence is on the reserve / COVID-19 roster and missed the first game of his NFL career – he has appeared in 47 games in a row so far. Lawrence’s absence from the defensive line meant more time on the field for Williams. He played 61 of 66 defensive shots and led the team with 8 shots. Williams missed no start despite a triceps injury. Wrap it up and watch it go.

Gimmicks over giants

The Bears, like the Giants, haven’t had much fun this season. The win was so easy for Chicago that when they won at the end of the game and dropped to fourth from the Giants ’nine-yard line with 26 points, head coach Matt Nagy said something. considered the trick to be correct. He put two extra attacking lines on the field and pretended the Bears were running the ball, running back and David Montgomery lined up in midfield. Montgomery took a direct shot, acted as if trying to run into the middle, stopped, and dropped a jump-pass to the end of Cole Kmet, who was not open. Defender Tae Crowder was not fooled at all and caught a pass in the goal line. If the game had resulted in a blow, the Giants could have been a little upset that Nagy had already called for a trick when there was 1:55 left in the decided game.

“O man. So he played in the incubator for a few weeks, practicing that game, ”Nagi said. “The guys are going crazy [Montgomery], all running backs. Cole came and he killed him. This is one of those games that can be very good or bad. It was really bad, but again, in that case, it would be fun if he touched it. ”

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