It is time to review the New York Giants' snap counts in Sunday night's 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the post where you a) complain about Mathias Kiwanuka playing too much and Damontre Moore not playing enough b) Wonder why Corey Washington was inactive, and why the Giants don't recognize he can save their season c) Ask why Jay Bromley was inactive rather than Markus Kuhn or Mike Patterson d) Whine about Will Hill being in Baltimore and Quintin Demps being awful.
Before we get started, let's review all four of those pending complaints.
-- Yours truly has come to agree with you about Kiwanuka/Moore. It is time to turn 'DaMonster' fully loose, live with his mistakes and shortcomings, and see what he can develop into. Kiwanuka's spirit is more than willing, he just doesn't have much left to give. Kiwanuka played 57 snaps. Moore played only nine.
-- Give up the Washington ghost. The guy is a project who played for a Division II school last season and did all of his preseason damage against corners who are no longer in the league. The Giants work with him every single day and they know better than you or I exactly what he can and can't do right now. He may eventually be a good player for the Giants, but that time isn't now.
-- Bromley needs to be active on game days. I don't see what the Giants see in Markus Kuhn, and the veteran Mike Patterson -- a bit like Kiwanuka -- is a try-hard guy who isn't part of the long-term solution. Bromley might be.
-- I don't want to hear about Will Hill. Yes, I recognize the talent. The guy earned his ticket out of New Jersey. You have to be accountable and trustworthy, and Hill is neither.
-- The training wheels are all the way off Odell Beckham. He played every offensive snap (63), and returned punts. Preston Parker played 51 snaps. Newly-signed Kevin Ogletree played two.
-- The running back split was as follows: Andre Williams (37 snaps), Peyton Hillis (26.
-- Fullback Henry Hynoski played only seven snaps.
We addressed Kiwanuka/Moore already. Here are some other notes.
-- Jacquian Williams and Antrel Rolle played all 62 defensive snaps. Demps played 61.
-- Zack Bowman played 45 snaps and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played only 15. Jayron Hosley played only 15 snaps.
-- Cullen Jenkins played only 11 snaps before leaving with a calf injury. Johnathan Hankins (40 snaps), Patterson (32) and Kuhn (23) picked up the slack.
-- Jon Beason played only 17 snaps before departing due to his troublesome foot/toe.
-- Stevie Brown re-emerged, playing 15 snaps while Demps moved down into the box.