Nashville, Tenn. – The Giants rotated the six wide receivers they activated for Sunday’s game on and off the field and it was surprising that Richie James was Daniel Jones’ favorite target in 21-20 victory over Titans at Nissan Stadium.
It was even more surprising that Kadarius Toney only played seven shots and was not thrown even once.
“We had staff groups for all of our receivers,” said coach Brian Dabol. “We’ll do it every game. Maybe more, maybe less. [Toney] There are many of them. Obviously we didn’t get to some of them. I thought the plays he was in did a good job.”
Tony had two attempts to lunge for 23 yards. In one game he was looking to throw the ball but decided not to and instead pulled the ball and ran.
“He made a good decision about playing there at the end of the trip, to take care of the football,” Daboll said.
Stirling Shepherd, playing in his first game since his Achilles tear in December, had twice greeted for 71 yards and helped inject life into his team with a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
“I wouldn’t be denied that,” Shepherd said. “It’s been a long time, a long way for me, so I just thank God, man. Some tough times have been going through during my recovery.”
Novice WR Wan’Dale Robinson’s NFL debut didn’t last long, as he didn’t make it to the first half of his first game. Robinson was ruled out in the second quarter due to a knee injury.
Daboll can be seen yelling at Jones, who was sitting on the bench, after Jones’ poor pass to Saquon Barkley was blocked in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Daboll said he “wasn’t talking to Daniel — I was talking on headphone to some coaches.”
That doesn’t seem to be the case, as Daboll removed his headset before laying down in Jones.
I just said, ‘What were you seeing?’ “He thought he’d probably back out of that,” Daboll said. And I said, “It’s not what I saw, but you’ve got the ball in your hands, so you’ll get the ball back at some point.” ”
Giants Derek Henry shorted the 82 yard rushing, averaging just 3.9 yards per attempt.
“When you have a goal like this, one of the best defenders in the league, you’ll sleep at night thinking ‘What are we going to do to stop it?'” Safety,” said Julian Love. “We were running towards the ball and chasing him and hitting him as best we could.”
Ben Bradison started in the left guard but split with rookie Josh Izudo. Austin Calletro started as one of the quarterbacks but was replaced by rookie Micah McFadden in the third series. …special cornerback Nick McCloud left the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury.
Rookie OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) wore a black pressure sleeve on his right leg as he engaged in a light workout a few hours before the match. He was inactive, along with OLB Azeez Ojulari (calf), RB Antonio Williams, S Dane Belton (clavicle), CB Justin Layne and OL Tire Phillips. WR Darius Slayton was also inactive.
I will be Barclay
who else? He’s entering his fifth year with the Giants and has no contract for 2023. He ran with intent and showed a game-breaking en route to 164 streaming yards, needing just 18 gigs to pile onto the yards. He also had six passes for 30 yards and scored in a two-point shovel conversion pass. What a way to start a new season.
Kicker Titans Randy Bullock
The Titans put him in a position to score the match-winning goal, which would have allowed last year’s top seed in the AFC to escape with a home win. Instead, Bullock sent his 47-yard attempt to the left.
sterling shepherd He played in his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon last December. He only got two passes, but one of them was a 65-yard touchdown when he got past the Titans’ defense and refused to be dropped by linebacker Christian Fulton.
3 of 11 Tennessee’s success rate is in third place, with the Titans capturing only the first two touchdowns in running plays. That’s great for a team that delivers the ball to Derek Henry as much as he does.
“I wish that son of a bitch would have missed it.” Giants coach Brian Dabol talks about his thoughts when Bullock was lining up for his kick in the last seconds.