9/18: Eli Manning defends short passes, offensive line, more Good morning

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Giants news Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , , New York Giants fans! Let’s get right to your Tuesday morning headlines.Eli Manning defends number of short throwsWe showed this on Monday, but here is another look at Manning’s passing chart from Sunday night;That’s 12 passes behind the line of scrimmage and 17 more within 5 yards of it. So, 29 of his 44 throws (65.6 percent) were exceptionally short. On Monday, Manning defended that.“I don’t think so,” he said when asked if he thought he had missed chances to go downfield. “We kind of had some play actions and different things called, they did a good job taking away some things. I went through my progressions and saw things clearly, had to take some check downs a few times and we had some other opportunities when we didn’t have some guys open, some of the pressures, and everybody’s just got to play a little bit better and we’ve got to hang in there and make some plays.”About that pass protectionCoach Pat Shurmur said Monday he thought in most cases the Giants “had a hat” for the rushers the Cowboys sent. They just didn’t execute the blocks.NFL analyst Brian Baldinger pinned the main issue on “basic assignment football.”Manning seemed to agree with Baldinger, saying the Cowboys showed “nothing that we didn’t have an answer for.”“Everybody’s got to know their assignments, enough things where a guy might mess up a little bit, and that’s a combination of everybody,” Manning said. “It’s not just the offensive line, the offensive line gets blamed most of the time but that’s not necessarily the case. You’ve got running backs, you’ve got quarterbacks, you’ve got receivers Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey , everybody plays a part in that. As a team, we’ve got to be better and know the calls and know your assignments, and it’s just when you have those few mess ups in critical third downs and blitzing situations, that’s when guys are coming free.”Damon Harrison: Giants have “different mindset”Despite their fourth 0-2 start in five season, defensive tackle Damon Harrison still believes this Giants team is different. “It’s a completely different team with different guys in positions. You just go back and look at the previous years and compare it to this one, rightfully so, but it’s just a different group of guys, a different mindset. Not saying that the mindset that we had in the past was wrong. I think just one game at a time and not looking ahead will help us.Around the Inter-GoogleNew York Giants goofed in drafting Saquon Barkley at No. 2 - New York Giants Blog- ESPNIn "win-now" mode, the Giants drafted the star running back instead of a QB. That was a bad move, seeing as they aren't close to being title material.Leonard: Giants only have themselves to blame for foolishly believing Eli Manning still has it, and now they'll pay the consequences - NY Daily NewsIt’s appalling how badly Dave Gettleman and ownership appear to have misjudged this team’s abilityNY Giants: 5 takeaways from 'unacceptable' loss to Dallas CowboysGiants fall to 0-2 for the fifth time in sixth seasons with a pathetic performance in 20-13 defeat to the Cowboys. Here are our 5 takeaways.Eli Manning isn't going anywhere, but who is Giants next QB? Look at 2019-20 free agents, NFL Draft | NJ.comThe Giants passed Sam Darnold, who went to the Jets. Is Kyle Lauletta next Giants QB? Or is there answer in free agency, 2019 NFL Draft?Buried in an 0-2 hole, Pat Shurmur and Giants need leaders more than ever | NJ.comGiven the Giants' early-season struggles, the team's leaders will need to rally to help avoid another tumultuous season, after starting 0-2 for the second consecutive year.The Giants are ruining what’s left of Eli ManningThe whole idea, the Big Blueprint from the very top of the franchise Womens Landon Collins Jersey , was to win now with Eli Manning.It was an organizational strategy steeped in romance and...Giants-Eagles: 5 questions with Bleeding Green Nation New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Two teams, and fan bases, that largely don’t like each other. With a game between the NFC East rivals looming Thursday, let’s venture into enemy territory and learn some things about the Eagles. Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation answers our 5 questions.Ed: What is your assessment of the Eagles thus far? I thought they would win this division in a cakewalk, and they still might, but I’m surprised to see them at 2-3.Brandon: It’s safe to say the reigning Super Bowl champs have been a disappointment through the first five games of the season. This has been a team that just can’t stop shooting themselves in the foot. Take their most recent loss to the Vikings for example. After finally starting to string a promising drive together, Lane Johnson allows Carson Wentz to get strip-sacked and Linval Joseph recovers for a touchdown. Then they get another drive going and actually move into the red zone but Jay Ajayi fumbles at the 5-yard line. The Eagles recover a fumble at the Vikings’ 30-yard line with a chance to take the lead and then proceed to knock themselves out of scoring range by taking an illegal formation penalty followed by a grounding call. Mistakes are always going to happen during the game but it feels like the Eagles continue to make theirs at the worst times. Part of the reason the Eagles haven’t been able to get out of their own way is they have a number of position groups that are underperforming. The offensive line is arguably the biggest disappointment in this regard. After having one of the best lines in the league last season, Philly’s front is suddenly struggling to protect Carson Wentz. The third-year quarterback has been sacked 12 times and hit 27 times during his first three games back from ACL injury. I certainly don’t need to lecture Giants fans on the importance of offensive line play.Jim Schwartz’s defense isn’t off the hook, either. The Eagles’ secondary has been far too leaky. Philadelphia ranks 26th in big-play rate allowed. In the Eagles’ past two games, opposing quarterbacks have combined for 60/80 (75% completion), 645 yards (8.1 average), 4 TD, 1 INT, and a 98.8 passer rating. Put simply, the Eagles just aren’t playing like a good team right now.Ed: How much are they hurt by the loss of Jay Ajayi, and if the Eagles are indeed interested in a LeSean McCoy reunion is that something you would be in favor of?Brandon: Losing Jay Ajayi is significant because he’s the Eagles’ most talented running back, when healthy. The problem is he hasn’t been healthy this year. Prior to tearing his ACL, he suffered a fractured bone in his back during Week 2. I don’t know how he managed to play through both that AND a torn ACL against the Vikings, but that just goes to show you he’s one tough dude.Ajayi is the Eagles’ leading rusher this season with 184 carries and three touchdowns on 45 attempts. He hasn’t been Philly’s most efficient ball-carrier Womens Curtis Riley Jersey , though. Surprisingly, fourth-string running back Wendell Smallwood leads the team in rush average at 6.0. In addition to his 150 yards on 25 carries, he’s logged 10 receptions for 96 yards and one score. He’s far from an elite back but he deserves some credit for stepping up.With Smallwood playing well and Corey Clement returning, I’m not ready to flat out panic about the Eagles’ running back situation. Those guys can be at least solid behind an Eagles offensive line that’s struggled in pass protection but has looked good while run blocking. But there’s certainly a lot of room to improve and getting a top weapon like Le’Veon Bell or LeSean McCoy would be really nice right now. The Eagles’ offense rank 28th in big-play rate. They need more play-makers.From a football standpoint, I think McCoy could make sense for the Eagles depending on the cost. From a personal standpoint, I don’t love the idea of rooting on McCoy given all the off-field stuff that’s going on with him.Ed: Where do you think the Eagles have a clear advantage in this game?Brandon: Well, in theory the Eagles’ defensive line should be able to get to Eli Manning. The Giants’ offensive line ranks 24th overall by Pro Football Focus. Football Outsiders, meanwhile, has New York ranked 31st in run blocking and 26th in adjusted sack rate. It seems like the Giants should struggle against an Eagles pass rush that’s generating the highest percent of plays where the opposing quarterback has been under pressure (57%), per PFF. The Eagles could very well make life difficult on Eli Manning and force him into some bad throws and/or sacks.Ed: Where do you think the Giants could have an advantage?Brandon: On the other hand, the Eagles’ pass rush didn’t really faze the Giants last year. Manning had two of his best games of the season against Philly. The Giants were able to get the ball out quick and it felt like the Eagles couldn’t stop the same slant route that the Giants were running over and over. The Giants should even be more difficult to defend now that Odell Beckham Jr. is back. You can be Pat Shurmur will try to get OBJ matched up against Eagles starting cornerback Jalen Mills, who has struggled this season. During last year’s Week 3 Eagles-Giants game, Mills was targeted a whopping 21 TIMES. New York saw a weakness and they tried to exploit it. It wouldn’t surprise me to see them go after Mills again this year.Ed: If you could have one player off the Giants roster for the Eagles NOT named Saquon Barkley or Odell Beckham, who would you take?Brandon: I’ll take Landon Collins. The Eagles are dangerously thin at safety right now with Rodney McLeod out for the season and veteran backup Corey Graham now dealing with a hamstring issue. Philadelphia’s three healthy safeties include: Malcolm Jenkins, Avonte Maddox, and Deiondre’ Hall. Jenkins is obviously a great player. Maddox isn’t even a real safety. The rookie cornerback never played on the back end of the defense until two weeks ago. The Eagles acquired Hall during final cuts and he hasn’t seen any defensive playing time despite the fact Philly is depleted at safety. Collins would fill the Eagles’ biggest need. I also considered Damon Harrison because he’s dominant and the Eagles are getting nothing out of their defensive tackles not named Fletcher Cox. Sterling Shepard would also help an Eagles wide receiving corps that’s not giving the team a ton right now.

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