The Giants’ Notebook: Daniel Jones, Movement in Attack, The Value of Ward’s Jihad, More

When Justin Herbert threw a goal-line interception Thursday night it could have cost him Los Angeles Chargers victory over Kansas City Chiefsit was Tony Delgenio who took to Twitter and pointedly pointed at Daniel Jones.

That’s how it is. A quarterback who is a star like Herbert is getting some slack because of all the unexpected great things he does to help his team. I’ve seen Tom Brady throw end zone interceptions. I’ve watched Eli Manning He did this several times late in his career. Guys like that get a certain level of tolerance, and a certain level of thinking that you “won’t see this wrong often” when it happens.

Jones? He doesn’t have the nerve to generate that kind of response. Gets the “There goes spoil again” reaction. It makes people wonder what head coach Brian Dabol faces off the bench after the play for Jones’ future.

My .02 dollars? Daboll’s immediate reaction to the play doesn’t change the long-term calculus at all. Daboll was training. He was trying to win the game. He wanted to get information from the quarterback, and give him some of it.

It’s always been my opinion of Jones that the odds against him prove that he deserves to be a starting midfielder after this season. In my view, I think he should show DaPaul and general manager Joe Sean that he is the midfielder that the Giants can win. because of. It’s not the quarterback you win with, or the one that stops you from winning.

So many good things as Jones did against the Titans, and he did so much, it plays like an end zone interception – if they hold up – this will make the Giants look for a new midfielder in 2023.

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The debut in the first week of what has been described as a vastly different crime giant was widely anticipated. It did not disappoint. The Giants scored only 21 points, but I felt and looked different.

If the Giants seem to have used movement (pre-blitz and in snapshots) more than they did in the past two seasons, it’s because they did. by a wide margin. I checked with Pro Football Focus data scientist Timo Riske and his numbers showed that the Giants use some type of movement in 59 percent of their offensive plays versus TN. Last season, they used the move only 29 percent of the time.

“I think any time you can distort the box whether it’s by creating a number of numbers, getting players in different positions, or affecting level two and level three defenders – that helps whether it’s passed or played, it can help any It was the blueprint you wanted to run,” said attack coordinator Mike Kafka. “I think it also helps to have certain o-line angles on the blocks. I think it can help in a scrolling game where you create certain types of levers. There are definitely a lot of benefits to that.”

Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepherd, who had a 65-yard landing catch against the Titans, agrees with the action.

“It helps a lot. I mean there are a lot of moving parts. Anytime you can confuse a defense in that way and have a chance to see what they’re in, you can beat them. This game is inches and it’s the little things. So any defeat you can Getting her in defense, she’ll help us out.” “This whole crime is so different from any attack I’ve ever had. It’s hard to fathom but the more you get at it, you can see how exploding it is.”

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– Ochan Simmons on his only partial success attempting to sink Daboll with Gatorade after Sunday’s win over Tennessee

The value of jihad Ward

Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale revealed Thursday that Ward has been unanimously named the team’s first week player in the game.

“He’s a physically strong guy and that character you’re looking for as a defensive player. He sets the pace, especially in the sprint game when setting the edges, and he takes things personally in that match, and that’s what made him the way he is.”

Martindale also said something more revealing about his personal feelings for Ward, and his value to the Giants.

“Wherever I am, I hope Jihad Ward is with me.”

Ward isn’t a giants captain, but he might be. He is attending. noisy personality Don’t be afraid to hold your teammates accountable. A player who started his college career at the Globe Institute of Technology, a school in Manhattan that no longer exists. When the Giants fought this massive training camp, Ward was the team fed with the hungry media to send the unit message he wanted to send. It was Ward who pulled head coach Brian Dabol from a media meeting on Thursday so he could train.

It was “just to be himself the first Hadi (his nickname),” Ward said.

“I’m just being myself to be honest with you,” Ward said. “I’m not pretending (to be) something I’m not, I’m just being myself here.”

Pelton’s role

Rookie Dane Belton will make his NFL debut on Sunday, playing for the first time since he broke his collarbone early in his training camp. Don’t expect a major role in the fourth round right away.

“I think it’s my body. I think it’s fast. I think it knows the system,” Martindale said. “We just have to get the rust out of it. So, we’ll see how he feels when he’s there, and we’ll build with him slowly.”

Ready for “gunslinger”

Baker Mayfield will be in quarterback Sunday for Carolina Panthers. Martindale encountered him several times when Mayfield was QB from Cleveland Browns Martindale was the defensive coordinator for Baltimore Ravens.

I know him and he knows me. Martindale said. “He’s one of those guys. And I’ve done that comparison with him before, and I said before when he first went out and played against him, he’s a gunslinger. Who always call him a gunslinger? (Former quarterback) Brett Favre. Right? And what did Brett Favre do? He left Atlanta, go to Green Bay, and take off. The same may be here for Baker.”

About that back from 46 yards

Special Teams coordinator Thomas McGoughee said this week that punter Jimmy Gillan was “a little out of the way” in terms of putting the ball in the kicks against Tennessee. That was, likely, part of the problem with the 46-yard gambling kick back, which the Giants allowed in the first week.

“It wasn’t exactly what we wanted, and he knows it,” McGahee said. “A lot of times when you go through the process of making a change, doing that is one thing here in practice, it’s quite another thing to do in the game and feel the pressure of the game. It’s a completely different scenario. So, he needs to get other game actors to feel comfortable.” I’m bigger trying to do different things in the game that he was trying to do, so he’s going to get there.”