The New York Giants were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon in a Week 6 matchup that heavily favored the opposition. Losing by a score of 38â€“11, the Giants experienced more injuries on the offensive side of the ball, with starting left tackle Andrew Thomas leaving with an ankle injury and Kadarius Toney experiencing the same.
With the majority of the Giants’ offensive weapons out, quarterback Daniel Jones was left to fend for himself, thrown three interceptions and fumbling twice. He threw for just 242 yards and was unable to find the end zone, multiplying his turnovers this season by a factor of three.
At this point in the season, the Giants are all but a lost cause, especially if their primary playmakers are unable to return from injury soon. An inability to score and spotty defense has significantly limited their potential, which raises the question, should the Giants be looking to fire someone at this point in time?
Considering the offensive ranks in the bottom half of the league in points scored per game and the defense has allowed 82 points over the last two contests, someone needs to take the blame. Ultimately, general manager Dave Gettleman might be at the top of the list after he survived the firing of head coach Pat Shurmer and has now watched his team start 1â€“5 for two consecutive seasons.
John Mara has a big deicsion to make with the New York Giants’ future:
Mara canâ€™t make the same mistake twice after waiting too long to hire a general manager the last time around and settling on Gettleman, who has further driven this team into the dirt. Despite drafting Thomas, Toney, and Daniel Jones, the team’s foundation is flawed, and the lack of discipline is appalling.
After promising to fix the offensive line year-in and year-out, Gettleman has failed to do so. Some may point to the retiringâ€˜s of Zach Fulton and Joe Looney and the injury to guard Shane Lemieux, but thereâ€™s no guarantee they wouldâ€™ve held together the line either. The Giants had an opportunity to add more young talent this past draft class but instead focused on position players, drafting multiple defensive backs and even a running back in the 6th round.
The writing is on the wall for Gettleman, and Mara must begin to consider what the future transition will look like and begin targeting replacements, so he doesnâ€™t end up scraping barnacles off the bottom of the barrel once again. However, Mara would prefer not to fire Gettleman mid-season, rather letting him retire peacefully at the end of the year. That shouldnâ€™t stop him from beginning to search for his replacement and begin curating a potential relationship.
The Giants need a new voice in the front office with a modern approach to the game, as Gettleman has been living in the past for far too long.