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Giants rookie Kadarius Toney reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr, and that’s a good thing

I can’t help but think of Beckham when I watch Toney, either.

Kadarius Toney is the new ‘Human Joystick’ and a fun addition to Giants offense - New York Giants Blog- ESPN

NFL Week 5 Team of the Week & Awards | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF

Toney is PFF Offensive Player of th Week.

Toney was a featured piece of the Giants offense against the Dallas Cowboys, generating 13 targets on 24 routes. The former Florida Gator took advantage of the opportunity by producing a 93.3 receiving grade and averaging 7.88 yards per route run — both of which are top-five single-game marks among rookie wide receivers since 2010.

Toney’s combination of balance, agility and explosiveness makes him almost impossible to tackle. The first-year pass-catcher shed three tackles on 10 catches and averaged 8.9 yards after the catch per reception.

The ugly truth about Giants’ underachieving defense

Or maybe this is the ugly truth no one wants to face: The Giants defense’s strong performance last season, especially during the 5-3 finish, was fueled by a perfect storm of career-best years and was not some starting point to build upon.

So, while the players, coach and scheme remain mostly the same, the dips to No. 29 in total defense, No. 27 in rushing defense, No. 26 in total defense and No. 22 in passing defense are explained by regression to the mean. Simply put, this is what the Giants defense is — sorry if you paid top-dollar expecting a launch toward improvement.

This is the ultimate downside of Daniel Jones

This is what can happen when a quarterback, no matter how fast, how big and how strong, uses his legs as a weapon on offense.

Jones is fast. He is big and strong and when he runs, he brings positive vibes and yards to the Giants’ attack.

When he runs, he also gets hurt and, as he and his team are learning, the hard way, the reward and the risk are inextricably intertwined.

Congratulations, New York football fans. We finally beat out the 1970s for woefulness. | Newsday

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