New York Giants news, 10/21 – Saquon Barkley re-injured? Pat Shurmur to blame, more

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Oct 20, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) fumbles the ball after a hit by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

Sunday afternoon was terrible for a lot of reasons, but New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur’s decision making put the icing on the cake. Electing to deffer the kick right out of the gate and subsequently allowing 17-straight points was only one of his double-digit mind-blowing decisions.

Throw in the draw play on 3rd-and-18, going for it on 4th-and-15 with time left on the clock inside their 20-yard-line, and you can create a compilation of all the wrong choices he made. Realistically, Shurmur hurt the Giants more than any other player/couch could have, and that’s the difference between a good and bad team — coaching.

That’s why Bill Billichek is so successful. His time management skills and ability to control the game from a fundamental standpoint allow him to achieve success at a high level. Shurmur has not developed his skills enough to help the Giants compete against average teams like the Arizona Cardinals.

Decisions need to be made about the head coaching spot, and general manager Dave Gettleman has no choice but to consider the available options after the 2019 season.

Saquon Barkley injury:

After pulling up limping on a nine-yard run, Barkley visited the training staff and had additional tape wrapped around his ankle. This is a clear indication that he might have re-aggravated the injury, and on a wet, cold day in East Rutherford, the ligaments in the ankle must have been feeling strained.

There have been no reports of a re-injury, but seeing him pull up like that is concerning. He returned to the game but was in evident discomfort for a majority of the contest. The New York Giants may hold him out of their week eight showdown against the Detroit Lions. At 2-5 on the season, take necessary precautions should prevail over attempting to climb back into a playoff race that seems too far out of reach.

The offensive line was atrocious:

Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked eight times on Sunday, giving him little to work with and putting him under constant pressure. Jones has proved he can play the position at a high level, but with little help from his offensive front, he was unable to make a significant impact.


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