Q Davis Webb looked totally different. He was much more in control, with far more accuracy. If last week was confounding then this week was uplifting. Of course we will need to see that level of play more consistently. Last night was a great start. Webb looked the part. Good decisions, good throws. One person asked- why throw to those covered by Slay, but that isn’t what is happening in preseason. And in the regular season, OBJ (who didn’t play) will be torching Slay anyway, just like he was in the scrimmages earlier this week. Big thumbs up for Webb.
Carter has that burst on the edge. Yum.
Gallman is very capable. He’s where we thought Perkins (IR) would be by now. No matter. Gallman’s a very good runner with good pass catching skills who provides plenty of depth.
Flowers is one large liability. We are all praying that in real games they scheme to help him. We assumed that last year and McAdope was McAclueless. Shurmur should know better. Repeat after me, 2+2 = 4… if Flowers can’t block, we help Flowers (or get an older vet RT off waivers who at least can try).
On the overturned fumble that was ruled a forward pass, both Omameh and Flowers caved in pass protection.
Stewart shows very little. The twitterverse is wondering wtf happened to that $3.5M in guaranteed $ that went poof when it was needed for..
A porous pass defense. They did better last night but will be undressed in the regular season.
The run defense is stingy. Too early to tell but so far it looks very good. The DL is controlling the LOS and gap control is there.
Evan Engram is going to be a nightmare for other teams. He’s too big, too fast and too strong for defenders. When you throw in OBJ, Barkley and Shepard into that mix, opposing teams are just going to have to pick their poison.
Kerry Wynn is a playmaker on Specials. He’s going downfield at full speed at 265 lbs and it’s too much too handle because he’s a DE that moves like an OLB. Oh, and he got a sack off the edge.
I’m a big Landon Collins guy, but on the big play where Ogletree got roasted by Riddick, so did Collins.
BJ Hill flashed last night. Undressed the OLman covering him.
Olivier Vernon beat not one, not two, but three defenders on his way to a sack.
Lauletta continues his work as QB understudy. The upside potential is there. His bootleg scamper for a TD was just awesome.
One really important point to make that has nothing to do with the Giants… The “leading with the helmet rule” is going to be the death of football. Or maybe the death of me. They called back a Carter sack because of a flag on Herzlich that was at BEST a phantom and at WORST the incompetence of a horrible rule + horrible officiating. Blah blah blah the NFL wants to make the game safer. F*** you NFL. You are destroying what’s left of this sport. Can you really tell me the difference between lowering the shoulder (everything that is FUNDAMENTAL to sound tackling) and leading with the helmet???!!! Maybe we need to pay Goodell another $40M per year to figure that out, because the first $40M ain’t doing it. If they don’t figure this thing out fast it is going to RUIN the game.
Summary: The Giants hit 30 points for the first time in forever. Webb was unrecognizable from Preseason week 1. Flowers, Stewart and pass coverage are the sore points in an otherwise impressive game for the Giants. The new NFL rule is madness.