You can tell who the organization values most times by the amount of snaps they take in crucial games. The Giants, who are short on linebackers, only put Keith Rivers and Mark Herzlich (both are starters) for 25 snaps – or 34% – of the defensive plays.
They figured they had a better chance defending the Broncos 66% of the time without them.
Spencer Paysinger played 96% of the snaps. Think he was tired in the fourth quarter?
How about the starting secondary, who did not leave the field once. Prince Amukamara, Antrel Rolle, Ryan Mundy and Corey Webster played every snap. Another DB, Terrell Thomas, was in the game for 46 snaps, or 62% of the plays.
Jayron Hosley, a highly-touted third-round draft pick, did not play a single defensive snap nor was he used as a returner. Think they trust him? Why is he still here if they don’t…?
S Cooper Taylor, who the team brought in as a tweener that might match up with TEs, did not play either.
On offense, TE Bear Pascoe, the only TE that can block sufficiently for the running game, played 14 % of the snaps. Louis Murphy, a red zone threat, played only six plays and and had no passes thrown his way.
Talk among yourselves….