The New York Giants are off to a 1-4 start this season. It looks like they will be missing the playoffs once again this season and by the way they are playing, it looks like they are going to wind up with another top five draft pick.
Head Coach Pat Shurmur and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not the problem with this football team. Shurmur was one of the reasons why the Giants almost won on Sunday on the road against the Carolina Panthers. He had to pull a trick play out of his playbook in order for the New York Giants offense to open up.
It was a 57-yard touchdown pass from Odell Beckham Jr. to Saquon Barkley. What does that say about how an Eli Manning led offense is going right now?
Yes I totally get the offensive line isn’t good thing but realistically, how perfect do you possibly want it? No offensive line is perfect. Even the Dallas Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans offensive lines can make mistakes from time-to-time.
Almost all teams have quarterbacks are mobile and can make plays off schedule. Eli Manning can not do that at all and it is limiting the offense big time.
Look, they did score 31 points and it was the first time in 36 games they scored 30 in a game. The New York Giants also lost on a 63-yard field goal as time expired and it is rare that happens.
The truth of the matter is that they are 1-4. Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley sparked that offense on Sunday. Eli did wake up, but for the most part he wasn’t that great.
Before Sunday’s game, Odell Beckham Jr. was asked whether or not Eli Manning is the problem with this football and he claimed he had no idea. Deep down, he probably feels that Eli is the problem, but he doesn’t want to say anything.
No one else wants to say anything. No one in the Giants organization wants to say anything bad about him, but everyone wants to blast off on Odell Beckham Jr. being the problem.
Do you want to know the truth, but it actually hurts? Odell Beckham Jr. has saved Eli Manning’s job.
Pat Shurmur silenced the media right away after Sunday’s loss. I haven’t complained about him once this season despite the 1-4 start.
I don’t think most of the plays he calls is a check down. It’s just the incapability of Manning’s ability to throw the ball down field with accuracy. He will have one more year left on his contract at the end of the season.
If the Giants are 1-7 or 2-6 at the bye week, they need to see what they have in Kyle Lauletta. If he is not the answer, they are going to have to draft somebody in the first-round. The guy they would probably take and everyone has Justin Herbert from Oregon going to the New York Giants in mock drafts. This offense is a solid mobile quarterback away from being serious contenders again.