As in New York sports stories, giants are not to be appreciated Like Aaron Judge’s race on his land. It is not beautiful, majestic, or stunning to say the least. In fact, they are the complete opposite of must-watch TV.
So no, Daniel Jones and his friends didn’t make a show in the Meadowlands that belonged to the same paragraph with the show a judge made in Milwaukee while chasing a revered piece of baseball history. But what the giants did in 19-16 victory over Carolina In the opening of their home it was to make a profound statement about the impact of training in professional sports.
Brian Daboll has changed everything about the Giants in two amazing weeks. He found the winning formula and the only winning formula that would work with a largely empty roster of talent, and it goes like this:
Throw out the game, drag opponents into a cage match in the fourth quarter, and then hope the faith his team has placed in the players will inspire the confidence needed to over-achieve and finish with at least one point more than the bad guys.
She made it through to Nashville in the first week, via some stinging punches on Derek Henry, a verbal takedown of Jones off the bench, and a two-point gamble that heralded a new era for giant football.
And it worked again on Sunday, when Daboll made chicken salad out of You-know-what chicken, and He leaned on his striker, Graham Gano, to score two final out of four field goals from more than half the length of the pitch.including the decisive 56 yards in the closing minutes.
Daboll quickly made up for in winning his first home game as an NFL coach, again overcoming the absence of top passing forwards, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, the absences of Aaron Robinson and Wan’Dale Robinson, and a losing-game of Leonard Williams. Daboll came up with a way to get around the big money recipient, Kenny Golladay, stuck on the sidelines, and without his talented recipient, Kadarius Toney, making any impact.
Oh, he did something Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin didn’t do as first-year coaches for the Giants – he opened the season 2-0 – with the quarterback throwing for over 280 yards just once in his 27 starts since the start of the 2020 season.
“We have a fragile, unshakable group, and that’s what you appreciate,” Daboll told his players in the locker room. “We don’t waver. It’s going to be a long and hard ride for all of us, okay? And the result is great. I love him. But remember, if we lose this match, it’s all about our preparation and our process, okay?”
Actually, this is not good. Deep down, as a member of five Super Bowl-winning staff under Bill Belichick, Daboll knows that preparation and process just aren’t enough. Your team must learn how to win before it learns how to win trophies, assuming the front office acquires the necessary talent in the middle of that process to make the Lombardy Cup possible.
Right now, the Giants barely had enough skill to survive any Sunday. They recovered from their fumble in Carolina’s inaugural comeback, and Carolina’s first-time takeover, and were unable to convert either opportunity into a touchdown. After Janu scored 6-0, Daboll lost his temper as he did last week, ripping off his headphone and pointing his finger at someone before waving his giants for a moving conversation.
He can accept physical errors from players who are lacking in physical abilities. But if Daboll’s Giants made the cardinal sin of getting out of a pool too slowly, showing a lack of urgency, they would surely hear about it.
The host team heard it from the MetLife Stadium crowd as well, who booed the Giants off the field in the first half. On his season or break, Jones recovered from that reaction — and from his semi-interception late in the first half — to lead the Giants into a 75-yard tie drive in the third quarter.
Of equal consequences, Jones used his athletic technique to run for 11 yards on the third and sixth play that sealed the deal.
“He could have done so many different things, and made the right decision under pressure,” Daboll said.
Give Jones that. He knows he’s playing for his career, and he doesn’t fall without a fight.
The same can be said for the entire Giants team.
“There may be games where our asses are blown,” Daboll admitted, but most NFL games are like Sunday — ugly tests of stability. Most of the Giants teams of the past decade have repeatedly failed those tests.
But by fielding a strong-minded team that isn’t afraid of the consequences of failure, Daboll spent Sunday afternoon beating former Giants coach (Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo) and potential Giants coach (Panthers coach Matt Rhule, early favorites before hiring Joe Judge). ). So as he walked into the winners’ locker room, Giants co-owner Jon Mara was asked to rate Mr. Daboll well.
Mara laughed and said, “What don’t you like?”
Today’s best question.