The New York Giants are 1-2 but coming off of an astounding comeback victory. The Giants won on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week with Daniel Jones as their quarterback. This was the rookie’s first career start in the NFL and he was incredibly impressive.
Daniel Jones’s performance in week three was hugely important for the Giants. The team’s last two seasons ended with a combined 8 wins and 24 losses. After so many analysts were so critical of the Daniel Jones draft pick, it is important to see the Giants have a sense of direction and purpose for their future.
Daniel Jones was one of a plethora of controversial moves made by Giants general manager Dave Gettleman this offseason. In free agency, Dave Gettleman’s first controversial move was letting Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins walk in free agency. The move was perplexing to many, but so far it seems like Gettleman may have been right to withhold that humungous contract from Landon Collins. The Giants have a chance to prove their GM right this weekend as they face off against the Washington Redskins in MetLife Stadium.
Landon Collins’s Recent Struggles
The Washington Redskins signed Landon Collins to a record-setting deal this offseason. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden recently stated that they went after Collins because of his strong performances against Washington while Collins was still a member of the Giants.
Landon Collins did have excellent performances during his tenure with the New York Giants. However, towards the end of his time in New York, Collins began to struggle, particularly in pass coverage. Since signing with the Redskins, Collins seems to have brought those struggles along with him.
Collins has recorded 0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 forced fumbles, and 0 passes defended as a member of the Washington Redskins, as noted in the Tweet below:
#Redskins made Landon Collins the highest paid Safety in league history with a 6-year, $84 million contract this off-season.
So far, he has forced 0 INTs, 0 Fumbles, 0 Sacks, 0 passes defended.
He's also missing tackles [was also penalized on this play]pic.twitter.com/9eyz66MWMM
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 24, 2019
How The Giants Can Prove Gettleman Right
The New York Giants’ secondary has been amongst the league’s worst in 2019. Nearly every player, rookie to veteran, has been struggling this season. The Giants have allowed
One way to prove Dave Gettleman right would be for the Giants’ defense to have a strong outing. The Redskins’ offense features a few dynamic receiving threats that are bound to give the Giants some trouble. But if the Giants’ secondary can lock down Terry McLaurin and the rest of the Redskins receivers, Dave Gettleman will earn the right to brag about his decisions and Giants fans will be able to say that they do not miss Landon Collins.
Another way to prove Dave Gettleman right would be for the Giants’ offense to have a strong outing. The Giants’ offense looked excellent last week with Daniel Jones under center. The rookie signal-caller allowed Pat Shurmur to open up the Giants’ offense. Daniel’s ability to make plays as a runner and passer was a complete game changer and the reason the Giants were able to earn their first win of the season.
Daniel Jones threw for 336 passing yards last week against the Buccaneers’ defense and their excellent pass rush. Against the Redskins, Daniel Jones has the opportunity to unmask Washington’s secondary as overrated and overpaid. If Daniel Jones can air out another 300-400 yards this week, Dave Gettleman will have proven that he made the right calls letting Josh Norman and Landon Collins walk away from his teams.