It was a bittersweet weekend for the Giants.
On the one hand, the team rose to a 4-7 record, putting them on top of the NFC East, but quarterback Daniel Jones suffered an injury late in the game against the Bengals. An MRI showed that Jones has strained his hamstring and will not play this upcoming Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Joe Judge has said the team is taking this injury on a week to week basis, and he does not know whether the injury will sideline Jones for one week or multiple.
Jones has received praise throughout his career for his toughness and durability. Jones’s track record of fighting through injuries is something the team is optimistic about. During his time at Duke, he underwent surgery on a broken clavicle, started practicing 9 days later, and returned to play after only 3 weeks.
With the Giants on top of the NFC East, the team must continue to find a way to win games during Jones’s absence to preserve their playoff spot. The team has put their trust in veteran quarterback Colt McCoy whose last win as a starting quarterback came in 2014 and is 7-21 in his 28 career starts. However, teammates are confident in McCoy’s ability to fill Jones’s role.
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has said:
“He’s gonna step in. He’s gonna do his thing. That is the world we live in right now, and I feel like he’ll execute and make plays for us.”
Scouts across the league have said that McCoy has some mobility that compliments his natural arm strength. Giants will most likely be running the ball next week, so Garret can incorporate some motion and RPOs to try to get McCoy going in the offense and play to his strengths.
It will be interesting to see how Judge and Garret use McCoy versus Russell Wilson and a rejuvenated Seattle defense this week.
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