Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
The New York Giants kicked off the week with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home, falling 37-18. Tight end Evan Engram suffered a sore foot injury that sent him to Dr. Robert Anderson, the top specialist in his field. The result came back slightly negative, as Engram sustained a mid-foot sprain, which can be tedious to heal.
Engram’s injury will pile onto a disappointing season, and he already missed time earlier on due to a sprained MCL. His inability to remain healthy and stay on the field has been troublesome, and could very well hurt his stock moving forward. The Giants do have the advantage of picking up his 5th-year contract, which will net him in the $5.5 million range.
Losing their top tight end will put rookie quarterback in an awkward position, as center Jon Halapio, right tackle Mike Remmers, and wide receiver Sterling Shepard are all on pace to miss week ten against the Jets. Luckily, the New York Giants will journey into their BYE week after the matchup this Sunday against arguably the worst team in football. Head coach Pat Shurmur could be on the hot seat after this game, given the Giants find a way to lose, which seems to be a frequent occurrence as of the past five years.
While the offense is plagued with injuries, the defense has been relatively healthy in recent weeks. Healthy doesn’t equate to productive, unfortunately. However, strong safety Jabrill Peppers has been solid this year, despite the lack of efficiency from the rest of the defense.
Peppers is on pace to have his best season yet with 115 combined tackles (79 in 2018), seven passes defended (5 last year), and three forced fumbles. He had never recorded a forced fumble before the current season. This indicates progress for the third-year player who’s in the middle of his first season with Big Blue. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher has done an excellent job utilizing him to his abilities, moving him around the defense, and activating his athleticism. I’m excited to see where he improves and what impact he makes on the 2020 season.
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