New York Giants: 3 interesting findings from the loss to 49ers

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2.) The offense showed zero creativity

Through three games, Jason Garrett has orchestrated about as vanilla an offense as you can find in the NFL. Zone blocking schemes and short routes, the Giants’ offense hasn’t taken any shots downfield with consistency and has squeezed their game within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Garrett’s refusal to insert more creative play calls into their system has hurt the team’s production significantly.

While the players didn’t have much time to learn the playbook due to COVID-19 restrictions, the general route tree has been disappointing for their receivers.

Considering the running backs totaled just 17 yards on 10 carries against San Francisco, something needs to change, and it starts with the playcalling. The one time they tried to get creative and toss the ball to Evan Engram on a sweep, he dropped it and turned the ball over. If the New York Giants continue on this path, they will not only be one of the worst scoring teams in the league, but they will also be picking in the top five for the second straight year.