Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
This list should be straight forward for all of you loyal fans who have watched the Giants suffer two devastating losses, back to back. Against a much weaker Buffalo Bills offense, the Giants’ defense allowed 253 passing yards and 151 rushing yards. Another poor performance that was plagued by rookie mistakes in every phase of the game.
The young players on the roster have surely taken a beating this season, with cornerback DeAndre Baker leading the pack in mistakes and blunders. He surrendered several big plays in coverage on Sunday afternoon, further hurting his confidence. It’s certainly possible the Giants are looking to put him in an uncomfortable situation, an example being off-ball coverage. Baker is a known press-cover corner, and he’s yet to be featured in that role.
Here are the rookie rankings through two weeks (worst to first, minimum 20% of snaps):
1.) DeAndre Baker
2.) Julian Love
3.) Oshane Ximines
4.) Dexter Lawrence
5.) Ryan Connelly
Notice how all of these players are on defense. Three of them being everyday starters. While we shouldn’t expect the Giants to be good by any means, especially with so much youth on the roster, at the very least, they should be capable of playing fundamental football.
Baker has been a mess in coverage, lacking confidence and speed, two of his premier strengths. As a first-round pick, the Giants need him to elevate his game quickly, or Big Blue will once again be enjoying another top-5 draft pick.
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