The term “make or break” has been used so often to describe Daniel Jones’ current season that it has effectively replaced his middle name. must show improvement to become the starting Giants. he knows it you know that Some uncontacted Amazons may know it.
Still, as it is―― Checks the thesaurus for new words — Season 4 of Pivotal and Important Watershed begins Sunday afternoon in Nashville. It’s fair to wonder: Does Jones really stand a chance?
With everyone heading into week 1 undefeated, we may need to frame it differently. If Jones acts enough in the next four months to convince the Giants that he’s the franchise’s quarterback, it will be one of the most memorable and surprising individual comeback stories in New York/New Jersey sports history. become one.
It’s not an exaggeration. Not only does Jones need to prove he’s overcome his own shortcomings in the first 38 games of his NFL career (which isn’t a small sample number), but the Giants are the only ones with his team’s obstacles. Mountains must be overcome. A reconstruction process more current than when Jones was drafted.
Just getting better isn’t enough for Jones, who started his career with a 12-25 record with 45 touchdown passes and 49 turnovers. He has to prove he deserves the big contract the Giants have to give him after declining his fifth-year option and that he can take this team to championship level. means
No one expects Daniel Jones to morph into Josh Allen, a rising star with the Buffalo Bills on the very short list of Super Bowl contenders. You have to do that with your team… No.
“I think Daniel is in a good place,” Giants general manager Joe Shane said. “I’m happy where he is. But again, we all know we have to go to the performance on Sunday, and that’s when the evaluation really begins.”
Shane has made modest improvements to the talent surrounding Jones in the difficult circumstances inherited from his predecessor. He also hired head coach Brian Daball, a man with a proven track record of putting quarterbacks in the position to succeed.
Jones, who rarely speaks while speaking to the media, was gushing about his relationship with Davor this week. If Giants fans are looking for reasons to expect quarterbacks to be different in 2022, Dabor and his anointed playcaller Mike Kafka are on board with former head coach Joe Judge. There’s a good chance that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will be upgraded significantly.
“[Dabor]is always thinking. He’s always thinking about new ways of doing this play, new ways of moving something, shifting something, setting up. It’s always the same,” Jones said. “It’s in the cafeteria, down the hallway, obviously in the conference room. It’s been fun. While I’m learning the system, I’m learning a lot, but I don’t know what he thinks about football, the offense. We are also learning how to look at and set us up for success.”
However, Daboll’s creativity knows no bounds. When Jones defeated Huddle for the first time against the Tennessee Titans, he still grappled with:
# NFL’s collection of weakest receivers includes receivers signed to give Kenny Goladay a credible big target.
# Saquon Barkley’s RB is finally healthy and determined to disprove the critics who have denied him since his stellar rookie season, while appearing in just 15 games the past two seasons and averaging Recorded a carry of 3.5 yards.
# The ‘improved’ offensive line trying to keep him upright spent much of training camp auditioning on the road after a streak of bad luck with injuries. I have a total of 8 receptions.
Perhaps Barkley finally provided the balance this offense lacked, with second-year receiver Kadarius Tony fielding long enough to be an impact player for the first-round slot he was drafted into. The Giants actually. Second-round steal when they draft Wan’Dale Robinson.
Perhaps two talented young first-round tackles, Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal, will be competent enough to overcome key issues after the rest of the offensive line. It’s the next Bill Walsh as the offensive mind. Maybe Golladay won’t just be making moves, he’ll actually catch the touchdown pass.
Maybe all this will happen. But a lot has to go wrong for the Giants to be an offensive team this season, and it’s not just the quarterbacks.
It’s hard not to root for Jones, who has dealt with an Ellis-esque level of coolness since Dave Gettleman picked him sixth overall in 2019. It was a team that failed quarterbacks, not the other way around.
Aside from a fourth season that feels like a borderline miracle, those same fans are waiting to see if Shane can draft the next franchise savior in late April. The 4th season begins now.If so, it will be a ridiculous story make win break down.
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