Who’s in shape and who’s down after the loss to the Eagles
The Giants fell to 4-11 Sunday after a resounding loss to Philadelphia.
This lost cause of a 2021 season continues for the New York Giants. Big Blue, Sunday in front of Philly fans at Lincoln Financial Field, lost 34-10 to the Eagles, their division rival. It was an embarrassing performance all around – the Giants, once again, hit a new low and failed to provide fans with any sort of excitement or optimism down the home stretch.
The offense was horrible, the defense crumbled in the second half and the coaching staff once again proved why he shouldn’t be back next year.
As a result, the stock of various people in and around the organization collapsed. What does the Global Giants’ Stock Report look like after a forgettable Week 16 performance?
Who is standing?
I’m sorry, but no one is in stock when it’s in place.
The Giants offense was horrendous and only gained 192 total yards, the offensive line was putrid, the play call was questionable, the running play was barely existent, and the defense was inconsistent.
A horrible game all around in what has been a horrible 2021 season.
Who is down?
The Giants gave second-year quarterback Jake Fromm his very first start at the pro level. The former Georgia Bulldog was taken off the Bills’ practice squad earlier this month and earned the green light on Mike Glennon, who threw three picks in last week’s loss to Dallas.
It was the right decision… at the time. The Giants at least needed to see what they could take away from Fromm as the season drew to a close.
However, Fromm was a disaster at the Linc. The young signalman completed just six of 17 passes for 25 yards, no touchdowns and one pick.
Due to his struggles (and the struggles of the offense as a whole), the Giants decided to take Fromm out early in the second half (still scoring 13-3 in favor of the Eagles) and take him out. replace Glennon, whose performance was not spectacular either (17 of 27 for 93 yards, a score and an interception).
Fromm is clearly not the answer to Daniel Jones’ absence due to injury. At this point, who is really?
Giants Offensive Line
That offensive line faced various setbacks on Sunday, such as placing Nate Solder on the Reserve / COVID-19 roster and leaving Matthew Peart out of play with a knee injury.
Either way, it’s hard to be successful with this group. Fromm didn’t have a lot of time to operate on various occasions when he was in the game, and neither did Glennon.
Even if Jones was in good health and in the game, it probably wouldn’t have been a great performance. It’s very difficult to operate with that kind of offensive line – I think Giants fans have been saying that for half a decade.
The lingering issues surrounding the line are another reason GM Dave Gettleman has to leave… now.
The Giants are now 10-21 under Joe Judge since becoming head coach in 2020.
There’s no aggression or urgency on either side of the ball, and there hasn’t been one consistently since Judge took over. The team is not disciplined (six penalties for 40 yards) and the Giants have again lost the battle of the yardages.
The judge also chose to kick into Eagles territory on a 4th and 3rd play in the first quarter. The second-year head coach has taken a lot of heat this year for those kinds of decisions, and fans surely didn’t like his pick in that specific scenario on Sunday.
Not to mention the fact that Judge had offense to start and it looked like the Giants were going to go … only for the offense to then rush off the field and the punt team coincidentally rush into the field. . It was a bizarre move, but many of the moves the judge made this year had the same adjective.
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