The Giants’ passing game has dropped out of the top ten in the NFL thanks to some flat performances the past month.
What’s going on? Well, the Giants are running the ball better than they did last year, so that can’t possibly be it.
Last year, the Giants were dead last in the league in rushing. This year, they are 15th in yards per game and second in rushing TDs, so the production is there. They have three RBs that can make positive yards. Looks like to me, they haven’t wholly committed to the run. They abandon it way too early.
That’s not a talent issue, it’s a playcalling issue. The Giants just don’t have the patience anymore to stick with the run if it fails early on in games.
Teams are on to the Giants’ passing attack and that is why it is sputtering right now. Hakeem Nicks’ injuries have hurt them greatly. He’s far from what we’re used to seeing. Eli is zoning in on Victor Cruz too often. They need to get Domenik Hixon, Ramses Barden and Rueben Randle going and involve Martellus Bennett more, too.
The Loud Mouths discuss whether the Giants’ passing issues stem from their inability to run the ball.