New York Giants News, 9/19 – What to expect from Daniel Jones against Tampa Bay

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Aug 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a pass during warm up before NFL game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

For those concerned with New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur’s play-calling and operation of the offense, wait until he unleashes rookie passer, Daniel Jones. Shurmur’s playbook is better suited for quarterbacks with some mobility. Recall Case Keenum and the success he had with Pat’s playbook.

Expect the offenses RPOs to increase exponentially and the play-action to be far more effective. With a top-five offensive line through two weeks and Saquon Barkley heading the charge, the Giants are in a high position to plug Jones in at the quarterback position.

While the lack of pass-catchers is concerning, he will likely gain back Sterling Shepard, and Golden Tate will be available in a few weeks. Getting him the necessary experience is essential, and it will not only give the Giants more film on the rookie, but it will help him work out the kinks in his game he will inevitably face.

His first start in the NFL comes against no better team, as the Tampa Bay Buccanneers defense has allowed 45 points through two games. The Giants offense has scored just 31 points over two games under Eli Manning, which was a reason for the switch.

We should anticipate Jones using his legs to create space and passing lanes, but to also take risks downfield. Manning and the Giants offense has been known for throwing three-yard passes on 3rd-and-8, but this will hopefully change. Also, the mobility of the rookie quarterback should force opposing defenses to compensate, dropping defenders out of coverage to force Jones back into the pocket. This is a factor Manning was never able to provide, and it should be an asset for Shurmur moving forward.

Here are Jones’ stats from the preseason and some highlights:

Completions/attempts: 29/35

Completion percentage: 85.3%

Passing yards: 416

Touchdowns: 2


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