December 9, 2022

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Giants-Sea-hawks "Kudos and Wet Willies": Giants are walking away from an opportunity

Giants-Sea-hawks “Kudos and Wet Willies”: Giants are walking away from an opportunity

The New York Giants They were unable to follow the formula of “keep matches close and capitalize on opponents’ fourth-quarter mistakes” on Sunday, dropping to Seattle Seahawks, 27-13. Let’s move on to the traditional “Kudos & Wet Willies” review.

Glory to…

Nick Gates – It’s only been five shots, but the fact that Gates can absolutely play football deserves ‘glory’. The fact that he made an impact as a tight jumbo tip, throwing a key block on Sacon Barkley’s 1-yard landing track, in those five shots made it even better.

Darius Slayton – Slayton was the only wide receiver Daniel Jones could count on on Sunday. He had five catches on six goals for 66 yards. It resulted in four of Slayton’s grabs on the first touchdown, including a 21-yard pick he took out of the hands of the Seattle defender.

Leonard Williams – The big cat was a force. He had eight tackles, his first sack of the season, tackle for a loss, and five hits – yes, five – quarterback. He has lived largely in the Seattle background.

Tomon Fox – There was a rookie defender dominating the field for the Giants on Sunday. It wasn’t Kayvon Thibodeaux’s No. 5 pick overall. Fox, a North Carolina free agent, tied Williams to lead the team with eight tackles – two for a loss – while playing only 27 shots. Fox took advantage of injuries and made his way into the defensive tactics of the Giants.

Micah McFadden – Prior to Sunday, the Novice’s fifth-round pick had only played four defensive shots in the past three weeks – none of which had been in the past two weeks. Playing 27 shots against the Seahawks, he made an impact with his first sack of his career, four tackles including one for a loss, and a quarterback hit.

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The Giants made an interesting defensive transformation on Sunday, transferring Jaylon Smith to MIKE. That put Ty Crowder at will, and Crowder (only 22 shots) played less than McFadden.

Jamie Gillan – The left footed player had an excellent day. He made six jumps, averaging 53.3 yards with a net 47.7 per kick. He had two kicks down the 20-yard line and missed by my length from having a 69-yard mammoth dropped at the 1-yard line. However, I must mention a personal pet peeve. Gillan hit one of those rugby-style kicks on Sunday and I hate it. Hit the ball like an NFL gambler, please.

Wet Willis to…

Ritchie James – Once upon a time, James was a really great story for giants. Now, after a pair of James failed to return gambling and led to 10 points in Seattle on Sunday, the Giants’ Twitter account wants to cut it. James has a 42-yard penalty that was disallowed on Sunday, but he’s now had three trick shots this season and has only had six receptions in the past five games. James ended up with a concussion after his second stumble on Sunday.

Tyre Phillips – I haven’t seen the degrees of focus on professional football, but I didn’t think Phillips ever did very well starting in the place of injured Evan Neal. There were a couple of false starts, and what appeared to be a lot of Seattle’s passing strikers running around Phillips.

Wide receivers not called Slayton – Wan’Dale Robinson had hit twice for 15 yards. Marcus Johnson played 56 shots and produced one catch for 3 yards. David Sales, who plays less and less, had one catch for 5 yards in just 10 shots. James played four shots and was not a target. This is not enough production to allow the Giants to play a good attack against good teams.

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early attack – As they have done in most matches this season, the Giants are starting to get drowsy when attacking. They went three times on their first three possessions and only had 46 total offense yards in the first half. The Giants’ only points came in “yards”. The offense always seems to play out with urgency later in the game. They need to find some of that in the early stages.

Coyles for…

Adoree’ Jackson – Jackson was awesome on Sunday…until he wasn’t. Jackson set up the Giants’ only first half point by stripping Tyler Lockett of the ball and recovering on the Seattle 2-yard line. He also had two pass breakups.

But… Don’t you hate it when there’s a BUT? For three quarters, Jackson was a champion. So, well, not a hero. Jackson fell victim to Lockett’s game-winning 33-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, chomping down on Lockett’s fake. In fact, Lockett also fell victim in the third quarter, but Lockett dropped what should have been a similar touchdown pass from 33 yards.