We have heard for weeks that the New York Giants veteran players are losing patience as the team’s losing streak has continued. And after losing 31-13, the team’s eighth straight loss, dropping the Giants to 2-10 on the season and eliminating from playoff contention, frustrations were obvious.
After watching Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers torch the Giants for four touchdown passes cornerback Janoris Jenkins did not hide his frustrations with the way he is being used by defensive coordinator James Bettcher.
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins is not happy with DC James Bettcher. “You’ve got to use your weapons. I’m the only one in the league that doesn’t travel (w/the opponents top WR). I don’t understand why ...”— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 1, 2019
(More Jenkins) “... It’s common sense. I’m on the left side of the field all game. I get two passes thrown my way. All the top corners in the league travel. Rabbit doesn’t travel anymore.” https://t.co/edRPbY0VPA— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 1, 2019
Asked if he was going to say something to Bettcher, Jenkins said “I don’t have to complain. I have to play football.” ... He told reporters to “go ask him” why he’s being used that way. https://t.co/3YDINrPN4l— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 1, 2019
This is the third time in three seasons that the Giants have finished with double-digits in the loss column. This will also be the third season when frustrations have bubbled out of the locker room and players have voiced them in the media. In 2017 we saw it from the secondary, and we can all remember Odell Beckham Jr.’s now-infamous interview on ESPN.
Jackrabbit does have a point in his issue with how the team’s personnel are being deployed — and not just on defense. We have wondered all season long why the defense has played as much zone coverage as it has, and questions regarding why the offense has rarely used Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley to attack downfield stretch back to the 2018 season.
This is a situation to keep an eye on.