The rating was Rams 38, Giants 3, it was early within the fourth quarter, and Joe Judge had lengthy determined to maintain throwing Daniel Jones to the Rams, who might simply have been confused for wolves.
“I challenged the guys at halftime: I want to see who’s gonna finish the game … I want to see what kind of fight some of these guys had,” Judge mentioned.
It was Rams 28, Giants 3 on the half, and 38-11 when it ended, with Judge lucky that Jones was in a position to depart MetLife Stadium on his ft two days after clearing concussion protocol.
All nicely and good searching for a Few Good Men, however 38-3 was no time to watch the battle of your younger franchise quarterback, who has confirmed that he’s a fighter, who needed to that time normal a regression day to overlook … it was time to get Mike Glennon within the sport.
Asked what his thought course of was maintaining Jones within the sport, Judge mentioned: “Because we’re gonna compete for 60 minutes.”
Asked if there was any concern provided that left sort out Andrew Thomas had been dominated out and the actual fact his offensive line is his offensive line, Judge mentioned: “I watched how the game flow’s going right there. We’re gonna compete for 60 minutes.”
Bad Judgement, Joe.
“I appreciated the opportunity to be in there and compete,” Jones mentioned. “Coach Judge preaches 60 minutes. That’s what the game is, that’s how long we’re gonna compete for, so appreciated the opportunity to be out there.”
He was uncooked meat being fed to the Rams, who might simply have been confused for lions. Jones worries not concerning the beatings.
“No, that’s part of the game. I gotta do a good job of communicating and getting the ball out of my hands,” Jones mentioned.
Judge is attempting desperately to construct a program the precise means, and educate his group the right way to win, however he dodged a bullet on Sunday by throwing warning and customary sense to the wind.
Jones (three interceptions, one misplaced fumble) will bear in mind every thing a couple of day when he handed the Rams 14 early factors, when the lone cheers from the stands got here when Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning’s Super Bowl XLVI Giants had been celebrated, and well-deserved boos in any other case had been reserved for him and his teammates.
A day when he misplaced solely his second fumble of the season and threw solely his second interception of the season … after which his third.
(After he had telegraphed a sideline interception in entrance of the Giants bench within the third quarter, his RTG was 25.3. He completed at 44.7.)
A day that would give the dwindling variety of glass half-full Giants followers fear that the rubble round him from one week to the following will stunt his progress, in a means that ruined Sam Darnold’s Jets profession.
The Giants anointed Jones the inheritor to the Manning throne partially as a result of they deemed him mentally powerful sufficient for the duty, and for the New York market. And he has been. But each ounce of his soul is being examined.
“Daniel’s a guy that we’re gonna have success with,” Judge mentioned. “This is a guy that that’s made a tremendous amount of improvement for us,” Judge mentioned, “and obviously he’s gonna help us have success going forward in the future.”
The Judge and Jones Giants are 1-5 for the second straight season and there’s no finish in sight to the Losing Syndrome that has strangulated the franchise:
Judge is 7-15. Jones is 9-24.
The Giants are 9-26 of their final 35 dwelling video games.
And you may also start to marvel why Judge’s messages are going in a single earhole and out the opposite, and the way for much longer he can hold the group from splintering.
“I just don’t feel like we have that type of cancerous locker room where guys are starting to break away,” Logan Ryan mentioned.
One yr after incomes the respect of Giants followers, Judge’s Giants have misplaced it.
No man is an island, in fact, aside from poor Daniel Jones, who should really feel the best way Tom Hanks felt in “Cast Away.”
Jones started the day with out Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay, after which his lone difference-maker, Kadarius Toney, was ruled out after his tender ankle gave way after three catches on three targets within the first quarter. So a lot for that sport plan.
“He was a big part of it going in,” Jones mentioned. “We missed him, but we got good players and those guys stepped up and … gotta execute better,” Jones mentioned. “I gotta do a good job finding ’em.”
When Thomas (ankle) went down early within the second quarter, that left Jones (2019) as Last No. 1 Draft Choice Standing — Barkley (2018), Thomas (2020), Toney (2021) — on the offensive facet of the ball.
Matt Peart changed Thomas and was promptly overwhelmed by Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, whose strip-sack of Jones was recovered on the Giants 12 by Leonard Floyd after Peart had muffed the restoration. And quickly it was 14-3.
Sterling Shepard misplaced his footing on Jones’ second interception.
“I thought Daniel played well. … It’s on the surrounding cast, we have to do a better job to help him out, and I don’t think we did that today as a unit … we could all say we had a, ‘My Bad’ play, and that just can’t happen, not in this league.”
Jones took the blame for the opposite two to Taylor Rapp.
“Bad decisions on my part,” Jones mentioned.
Judge can’t do a lot concerning the accidents, however offensive coordinator Jason Garrett can’t do a lot of something with Next Man Up, and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham (Matthew Stafford, 4 landing passes) didn’t do a factor about rallying the protection from the earlier week’s unacceptable efficiency.
Even when Judge had became Riverboat Joe going for it fourth-and-1 on the Giants 41 within the first quarter, Jones was stuffed on a keeper for no acquire. And a short while later, Devontae Booker was stuffed on third-and-1 for no acquire.
Did we add a operating into the kicker penalty in opposition to Cam Brown late within the fourth quarter?
“We don’t have a room full of guys who are waiting for next year,” Judge mentioned.
“We don’t have a room full of guys who are waiting for somebody to show up and save us,” Judge added. “Something happens when we’re on that submarine, it’s gonna be someone on the ship to step up and save that thing right? You spring a leak, someone’s gotta plug that thing for ya.”
Who? When? How?