QB Jake Fromm potentially gives the Giants six former Georgia Bulldogs as starters against the Eagles.  Maybe the Giants should add that red, grey, and black “G” to their helmets.  

With nothing to play for except pride, the Giants made the smart move and ended the season for QB Daniel Jones letting him focus on healing his neck/spine injury. The current hope is that Jones can completely heal and return next season fully able to play as QB1. That also leaves all the practice reps for Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm to battle it out for the chance to be the starting QB for the last three games.

From my perspective, we’ve seen enough of Glennon this season. Since Jones’ departure after the Eagles game, the Giants have scored a whopping total of 36 points in three games (12 pts/game). After three-quarters of the Chargers game, I was ready to see what Fromm could do. But Coach Judge gave Glennon another three quarters, plus about 10 minutes of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Cowboys game before he called for Fromm. In four minutes, Jake Fromm showed more poise and threw for nearly as many yards as Glennon did the entire game. The decision on who starts Sunday’s rematch against the Eagles will be made later this week. I don’t see this as a hard decision at all. We’ve seen what Glennon can and cannot do as a QB. It’s time to see what Fromm can do for three games. Maybe we have our backup for next season. Maybe we have a QB competition brewing for 2022. Or maybe we move on and say, “Next!” in the 2022 draft.

The New York Football Bulldogs?

It’s well-known the Giants love SEC players, especially Alabama and Georgia players. Fromm, being a three-year starter at Georgia, is a known product to this coaching staff. He is reunited with his starting Left Tackle, Andrew Thomas. The Giants elevated former Bulldog, RT/G Isaiah Wilson yesterday to the roster.  Perhaps this gives Fromm the offensive line bookends he’s played multiple seasons with at Georgia. I expected the Giants to make some move along the offensive line this week given the way “Turnstile Will” Hernandez played against the Cowboys. Wilson, a former first-round selection, was out of shape when he arrived at mid-season. But the Giants took a flyer on this former first-rounder in the hopes he can be a key piece on what has been the worst offensive line in the NFL (except for Andrew Thomas).  He’s been getting reps at both guard and tackle in practice. Imagine Peart (6’7″, 320) and Wilson (6’7″, 330) on the right side. Girth alone will slow down some rushes. 

Let’s not forget Lorenzo Carter, Azeez Ojulari, J.R. Reed, and Tae Crowder are former Bulldogs as well.  Carter had arguably his best game Sunday against one of the better offensive lines in the NFL.  We’ve been waiting to see the potential the coaches believe he has.  Ojulari is having a very good rookie season as an Edge rusher.  He has set a new franchise record for sacks by a rookie with 7.5 and counting.  ILB Crowder was given the defensive play-calling responsibilities when Captain Blake Martinez suffered his season-ending injury.  DB Reed was signed mid-season to add depth to the secondary.  

Go Dawgs!!  Ummm, I mean Go GMen!!

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