The New York Giants are currently on a three-game losing streak, which is a good reason to begin changing things up and trying out new players, whether that be rookies or veterans.
However, two Giants defenders took to social media to voice their displeasure over their lack of playing time against the Washington Commanders, a game that ended up in an unfortunate tie, despite Big Blue’s offensive opportunities.
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The New York Giants can’t be having public outbursts:
Immediately after the game, third-year linebacker Tae Crowder said, “Free me,” after being a healthy inactive.
Crowder played just six snaps against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 on Thanksgiving and 21 against Detroit in Week 11. The last time he made a start was against Jacksonville in Week 7, missing two tackles and failing to make an impact.
At 25 years old, Crowder seems to have lost his starting gig with the Giants, who have been utilizing rookie Micah McFadden in a more prominent role. Unfortunately, management prefers to go with their draft picks and handpicked selections over leftovers from Dave Gettleman’s tenure.
Even cornerback Rodarius Williams spoke out after the game. Williams was a healthy scratch after putting together a great performance against Dallas, allowing zero receptions over 22 coverage snaps with an interception and pass breakup.
While Crowder struggles across the board, Williams has a legitimate argument to make, given the performance he put together on Thanksgiving. He justified another opportunity, but the Giants elected to go with Nick McCloud and Fabian Moreau as their primary corners.
It is possible that defensive coordinator Wink Martindale shakes things up once again against the Philadelphia Eagles this upcoming weekend, but consistency would be the better idea at this point, especially with an extremely potent Eagles WR corps.