New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay admitted on Wednesday that he disagreed with the team’s decision to use him for just two snaps against the team on Sunday. Carolina Panthers.
“I don’t agree,” said Golladay. “I should play anyway…that’s a fact.”
Golladay, who called the decision “a little confusing” and said “I came here to play”, didn’t say he wanted to be traded.
“We’re not going to get into that now,” he said. “We’re going into week 3. We’re going to see how it goes. There is still a lot of football left.”
Video of Kayvon Thibodeaux practicing while trying to get onto the field for his first NFL game
How did the Giants get here? Is it sustainable? Kevin Cole of Pro Football Focus thinks not, although he acknowledges that with the Dak-less Cowboys and Chicago Bears 4-0 on deck is not excluded.
Since Cole lives in the PFF universe, his opinions are based on numbers that try to capture the Giants’ performance in ways that make sense for winning and losing. Some fans don’t like to think about their team this way, and subscribe to Mark Twain’s famous phrase that there are “lies, damn lies and statistics.” But at least let’s look at some statistics – not to bury them, not to praise them. Instead, let’s assume that each stat tells us something useful about the team and its players and try to figure out what that is.
The Giants want their fans to be dressed in their color rush uniforms on Monday
Head coach Brian Daboll was asked about Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, who has 17 sacks in his first 18 games of his career and will need three more in his next two games to become the fastest player to make 20.
“He’s a problem. He is a dynamic footballer. And he can play in multiple places. He does. You see him at linebacker; you will see him on the defensive. He has a rare pass-rush ability. We must have a good plan for him. He’s fun to watch when you’re not ready to play him. I’ll give him that compliment. He’s just doing things that are pretty impressive on the football field.”
The Giants went into the season as +750 long shots to win the NFC East for the first time since 2011. Now, after a few close wins over the Titans and Panthers, they are priced at +550 to win the division at BetMGM – tied with the favorite Cowboys of the preseason. They’re also sneaky long shots in the title market, trading on 66/1 to get the Super Bowl and 30/1 to win the NFC.
QB Daniel Jones explains how to prepare the team for a Monday Night Game
Eli Manning’s rendition of “Chad Powers”—a dude who tried out for the Penn State soccer team—was so damn funny that the production company behind the 2x Super Bowl winner’s skit has received offers from entertainment executives willing to work with the signal-caller. Omaha Productions, owned by Peyton Manning, has reportedly been overrun by people in the entertainment industry looking to partner with Manning/Powers.
This week’s opponent
Recipient Michael Gallup will be taking a “full set of reps” in practice this week, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday, in hopes Gallup can take the field Monday night against the New York Giants.
Gallup, who suffered a torn ACL towards the end of the 2021 season, will have the rest of the week to play before the Cowboys make a decision on his status, McCarthy added.
Wide receiver Dennis Houston was dropped from the roster. The unwritten rookie is eligible to be claimed by the league’s other 31 teams on waivers. Houston played 60 offensive snaps in the first two weeks and caught two passes for 16 yards in the opener.
It’s hard to find backup quarterbacks with the confidence and skills to play well as a long-term sub, but the Cowboys may have found a unicorn in the fifth-year pro.
For the second year in a row, Rush stepped in for Dak Prescott and led the team to a win against a quality opponent. Not only did the veteran complete 19 of 31 passes for 231 yards with a score, but he tied up five different receivers and avoided relying solely on CeeDee Lamb to anchor the passing game.
A positional head-to-head breakdown in Week 3’s matchup between the Cowboys and Giants to find the strengths and weaknesses of each offensive position by the writers of Blogging The Boys
Around the competition
Jabrill Peppers is a good fit for his new team and could see extended playing time.
“He fits in very well,” defensive player Steve Belichick said on Tuesday. “He was coming back from that knee injury, so he was just a little bit behind that one” [other safeties] to go onto the field. dugg, [Adrian Phillips, Devin McCourty]. Obviously those guys have been playing together for a few years now so he’s integrated very well with those guys. I think they only help him through their experience and by helping him get to the right place.”
The NFL on Tuesday night suspended Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Bobby Hart for one game after the league said he lunged at a Titans player after Monday night’s game, but instead hit a Tennessee coach.
According to the league release announcing the suspension for violating unsportsmanlike conduct rules, Hart’s actions came at the end of the Bills’ 41-7 win. Neither the Titans player the former Giant made a swing at nor the coach who was hit by Hart were identified by the NFL.
New England sends Justin Herron offensive tackle to Vegas | CBSSports.com
NFL sends warning letter to Bruce Arians, Buccaneers | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers Mike Evans suspension upheld | The 33rd team
Lamar Jackson did not pitch in training on Wednesday, but will play on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
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