Sunday Notes: Some things we learned from the Week 2 win

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Some 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.




16 comments
Lyle M. Weiser
Lyle M. Weiser

Giants starting TE for 2014 is not on the current roster

Michael Boehm
Michael Boehm

We have a guy with breakaway speed in the backfield.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

IMO,

the O-LINE is Behind Schedule.....

This should have been the 1st thing FIXed.......

in a West Coast " Timing Offense ",

this WILL be a problem...........

... ELI, deserves Better........


rico
rico

The offensive line is still scaring me.  maybe they just need to gel together because if they don't it's going to be a long-azz season again.  


I know Reese brought in a lot of bodies but can any of them do the job and distinguish themselves, protect ELi, pass block?  They looked good running the draw play which is where nobody blocks…eek!


A couple of more pre-season games before we (I) push the freak-out button

Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Exhibition games are a waste that's what you learned. The giants and Jets charge full price for this crap at PSL stadium.

Deborah Beck Abbott
Deborah Beck Abbott

Playing shrouded and not wanting to show too much - but some exciting stuff from the new RB- and not worried about Eli learning, if anything he is smart - still early - my main concern is that there are still 3 preseason games left, keep playing the hand close and keep these guys healthy!

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

I thought Nassib was fine. Painter played against hasbeens and never will be's..... Why don't they let Washington play some snaps earlier in the game against better competition? I don't think we are learning much about him in garbage time...

Time to cut Hosley and give his snaps to someone who will help the team and not be suspended....

Luis Quispe
Luis Quispe

He only played 2 snaps @Edgardo Arocho , it's still very early, the one who is impressing me alot is Rashad Jennings and Corey Washingotn

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I don't know how solid the run game is and that 5.5 YPC is kind of a misleading stat when they had 73yds on 1 carry. If you take that 1 run out they only rushed for 100yds on 30 carries for only a 3.3yd average. And even most of that work was done by Williams and Gaskins against the 2nd and 3rd string defense.

Edgardo Arocho
Edgardo Arocho

Eli looks very uncomfortable in our new offense ... I'm worried

Mike Fisicaro
Mike Fisicaro

Solid running game? Really? Take away 1 run and they average 3.3 ypc. Pleased

Lyle M. Weiser
Lyle M. Weiser

@rico The defensive line scares me even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spider43
spider43

.....  I'd rather waive Davis and keep Grimble, because if you put Grimble on the practice squad, some team like the Patriots would come around and sign him off the squad, and you get nothing for him.

rico
rico

@Lyle M. Weiser The DL will get coverage sacks. 

The OL has to protect Eli. I'm not sure the Giants had to change the offense 

I think they just needed a new OL.