John Fennelly, Lead WriterSome things we learned from last night’s game…
The running game is solid. The Giants averaged 5.5 per carry (31 for 173) buoyed by Rashad Jennings’ 73-yard TD run. Andre Williams (7/35) and Kendall Gaskins (10/46) had 10 and 12-yard runs respectively.
Ryan Nassib has a long way to go if he wants to win the primary backup QB job. His performance vs Pittsburgh (12/21, 81 yds) was unimpressive. Curtis Painter (7/7, 68 yds, 1 TD) was clearly better and it’s beginning to look like the Giants will be carrying three QBs again this season.
It might be safe to say that WR Corey Washington has played his way onto the Giants’ roster. This 6’4″, 215 lb product out of little Newberry College is the long receiver the Giants have looking for. He has excellent field sense, good hands and knows how to use his body against smaller defenders. Nice pickup by GM Jerry Reese.
The TEs are finally making their niche – as change-up receiving options. Larry Donnell had two catches for 13 yards in four targets, but Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson both had catches for nine-yard gains. Robinson did have a drop, though.
LB Spencer Paysinger is back after missing nearly two weeks with a concussion. He looked like his old self and turned in a solid showing last night with three solo tackles.
The play of the Giants’ secondary is noticeably better this year, after undergoing reconstruction in the offseason. DRC, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman are all producing, but what really has been noticeable is the play of Prince Amukamara. He’s just getting better and better out there.