THREE YARDS RUSHING
No sense in picking on the defense. Like Sunday's loss, it's a shameful situation. We knew this heading into the season. But where Dave Gettleman did pay particular attention this past off-season was in the offensive line. With three of his starting hog mollies missing from action, the Giants run game gets shrouded in green darkness Sunday afternoon against the Jets. Center Jon Halapio, and tackles Nate Solder and Mike Remmers, are all out with injuries. That manifests in six quarterback sacks, ten other QB hits, and just three rushing yards all game.
- I say it all the time ... show me a Super Bowl contender and I'll show you an all-pro caliber center. After missing most all of last season Jon Halapio (a converted center) is hurt again, making this the third straight season he's been forced off the field due to injury.
- Know why Rhett Ellison looked so good Sunday? Because no team expects him to break off in a pass route. When teams see Ellison, they expect the Giants to run. When teams see (injured) Evan Engram line up at tight end, they are usually correct in assuming pass. I find this such an impotent application of tight end.
I watched Joe Pisarcik, so believe me when I say I have no issues with Daniel Jones. Sure, his 17 turnovers are problematic. But of the 47 or so roster spots which demand Dave Gettleman's immediate attention,
In the meantime, Dave Gettleman has created quite a mess for himself. Although I would argue he needs at least another draft under his belt, losing to the Jets is quite an indictment of his work to date as general manager of the New York Giants. To that affect, Pat Shurmur offers no help in getting out-coached by Adam Gase.