New York Giants news, 11/5 – Did Dave Gettleman make a huge mistake on defense? More headlines

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Nov 4, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) after being sacked by the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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After being embarrassed at home against the Dallas Cowboys 37-18, the New York Giants somberly walked off the field with their heads hung low. Offensive lineman Will Hernandez fought his way through the entire Cowboys team, forcing the referees to throw multiple unnecessary roughness flags. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to give Big Blue the edge.

Head coach Pat Shurmur made his usual bad decisions at times, but the simple reality is that the Giants aren’t talented enough to take down the Cowboys at this point in their seemingly everlasting rebuild. Allocating cap-space towards the secondary next offseason must be a priority, specifically at the free safety spot. Cornerback must also be addressed, as first-round pick, DeAndre Baker, has been a liability in coverage the entire season.

Yes, Baker is just a rookie, but playing zone coverage on a man-coverage scheme gave the Cowboys an easy touchdown across the middle to Amari Cooper to put a dagger in the Giants’ chances. Finding a quality veteran who can fill Baker’s spot if needed can be justified. General manager Dave Gettleman moved up into the first round to secure Baker, who has done nothing but disappoint in his rookie season. Normally, it takes corners a few years to fully reach their potential, but DeAndre is making fundamental mistakes on a weekly basis.

Also, the offensive line must be upgraded.

Both tackles on the offensive front have been horrendous this season. Nate Solder and Mike Remmers are proving to be incapable blockers, putting rookie quarterback Daniel Jones under pressure at an alarming rate. General manager Dave Gettleman will undoubtedly scour the draft for a solid right tackle and potentially even sign a free agent. Either way, the position needs to be upgraded, along with the center spot, where Jon Halapio features as a brick wall. Not the good kind of brick wall, but the type that stands entirely still.

The New York Giants have a long way to go before they can be considered a competitive team, but at least the points of weakness can be identified.


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