By: Marco Imperati
At 0-2, where do the New York Giants go from here? Last year’s poor start and season seems to still have it’s stain on this team. However, winning cures everything in the NFL. With a win this week vs the 2-0 Houston Texans, the Giants could start to click.
Over the course of the season, I will look at what is “rushing” and “crushing” so far.
Rush–Jason Pierre Paul looks back. Falling down, he had a great, one handed swat down with a defender in his face vs the Cardinals.
Crush– Jon Beason getting hurt again. Maybe he came back too quickly?
Rush– Eli Manning looks sharper in the new offense.
Crush– Rookie Weston Richburg not falling or finding the ball when his Quarterback fumbled.
Rush-Looks like this team does have a Tight End. Larry Donnell is the tough, big player that Eli is use to.
Crush– The #1 Draft Pick still not on the field. With Jerrel Jernigan placed on IR with a mid foot injury, Odell Beckham Jr. would fit in nicely on the outside.
Rush– WR Preston Parker is a focused player and sounds like a Giant. Good for him to work himself back onto a roster after being out of football. Speaking genuinely about Manning, Parker said “I love Eli. I love Eli. I could see it in his eyes, that he wants to win. That’s why I work hard for him, you know.”
Crush– Slot corner Walter Thurmond III going down with a torn pec. He will be missed on the field but also the trickle down effect on the roster is something to keep an eye on. Trumaine McBride is next man up.
Rush–Will Beatty quietly playing well. He’s been excellent in pass protection and graded out well as a run blocker. Possibly the biggest test of the season in JJ Watt comes calling this Sunday.
Crush– Special Teams allowing the big play punt return. It looked like Ted Ginn would be taken down for a loss before he bounced off a tackle and took it to the house.
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