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Is Tommy DeVito’s success a fluke or sustainable? Top NFL analysts weigh in

The legend of New York Giants quarterback Tommy Devito continues to grow. He’s gone from undrafted free agent to NFC Offensive Player of the Week, from local New Jersey high school legend who was a cute story to ‘Tommy Cutlets,’ rescuer of a Giants’ season gone horribly wrong. Big Blue View asked some of the best draft evaluators in the business for their thoughts, including The Athletic's Dane Brugler, The Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman, SB Nation's Mark Schofield, and CBS Sports's Emory Hunt.

An excerpt from the piece, Waldman answering what stands out about DeVito:

The greatest strength from DeVito’s game that I’ve seen thus far that is vital for long-term success as an NFL quarterback is his efficient maneuvering of the pocket so he can avoid pressure, reset his feet, and find the open man in quick succession. The less a quarterback forces his receivers to re-route against pressure the more success the offense will have.

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Giants QB Tommy DeVito Not Fazed by Growing Attention | Sports Illustrated

DeVito credited injured quarterback Daniel Jones, among others, for remaining in his ear and trying to help him continue finding success at this level.

“He’s probably always the first text on my phone right after the game ends. I usually see him in here the next morning sitting getting treatment. So, we’re always talking,” DeVito said. “Just stay composed throughout the whole thing. It’s kind of the same deal it’s always been in college and everything else. When everything’s going good, everybody loves you, and when you don’t win, people don’t like you, right? It’s always somebody saying this and that about you. So, staying even-keeled through it all.”

Giants OC on the team’s predraft evaluations of DeVito

Boomer & Gio: Tommy DeVito's job is only going to get harder | WFAN.com

“The more games you play, the more you see, the more people see you on tape, and the more they can tailor their defense to some of the things you have shown a propensity to do on tape,” Boomer said. “They have three and a half games of tape on him…all these little things they’ll be able to figure out and try to work into their game plan and try to make his life more difficult.”

How Patrick Mahomes and Tommy DeVito factored into one NFL owner voting against international growth | CBSSports.com

"We have generational talents coming in," McCaskey said, according to a source in the room. "Fans want to see Patrick Mahomes coming in. They want to see Josh Allen coming in. They want to see Jalen Hurts coming in. They want to see Tommy DeVito coming in."

The room burst into laughter. "It was the best line of the entire meeting," one source in the meeting said, adding it was a good-natured and well-received quip.

5 Things We Learned: Deonte Banks ‘growing every week’ | Giants.com

"I thought it was awesome," Martindale said about Banks preventing a deep touchdown pass. "He is just growing and growing and growing every week as a corner and starting to see things faster than what he has seen before. You're starting to see that in his play. I love the fact that he had 12 tackles, because I challenged him all week on making some tackles. I said, 'You're going to keep getting tested out there until you start tackling people.' So, I thought he stepped up and played really well."

Wink talks about why Kayvon Thibodeaux keeps improving

Tommy DeVito turned to his legs to spur his biggest Giants moment | New York Post

When in doubt, get the heck out. That is what led to Tommy DeVito’s success, more than anything else, as he turned his fourth NFL start into his best one yet.

“He did an unbelievable job of stepping up and escaping it into the pocket and having that internal clock going off ‘Hey, it’s time to get rid of the ball or time to get my feet moving,’ ’’ guard Justin Pugh told The Post. “He did a fantastic job because we were on edge at times and he got up and got out of there.’’

Giants WR Parris Campbell ‘shocked’ and ‘hurt’ by 1st healthy scratch

Giants wide receiver Parris Campbell was crushed by being made a healthy scratch on Monday night for the first time in his career.

“Yeah I definitely was shocked,” Campbell said. “Shoot, I was more so just hurt more than anything . . . hurt that I know what I put into it each and every week. And to be inactive for the first time in my career was definitely hurtful, was definitely shocking. A lot of different emotions going on, for sure.”

Manning, Coughlin reminding all of us to help the less fortunate this holiday season

Tom Devito Sr. now starring in plumbing ads on WFAN | New York Post

Peerless Boilers, has hired DeVito's father, New Jersey-based plumber Tom DeVito Sr., as a pitchman for their products and purchased ad space on WFAN.

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jayden Daniels Heads to Atlanta | ProFootballNetwork.com

8) New York Giants: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Regardless of whether New York goes with Daniel Jones or Tommy DeVito going forward, they’ll need more weapons out wide to help. With Jalin Hyatt showing off his potential this year, the Giants look to add another young and promising prospect to their passing attack. Malik Nabers can torch a secondary if they’re not careful. He’s been a huge target for LSU the last couple of years, and he should be able to do the same for New York starting in 2024.

This week’s opponent

Our defense vs their offense: New York Giants | Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints are going to have to find a way to fix their run defense this week. They just allowed Chubba Hubbard and Miles Sanders to rush for 161 yards against them last week, and if they repeat that performance, Saquon Barkley is going to make them pay.

Quarterback Derek Carr has battled injuries, remained available for New Orleans Saints | NewOrleansSaints.com

“I do understand that their expectations are our expectations,” Carr said. “So, their frustration, that’s the way they can show their frustration. My frustration, we show it in our way. All of our expectations were so high and our expectations still should be high. Everything is still in front of us. I keep staying this — this is the time to do it. This is the time to get hot, right now. I was on a team where this was when we got hot, and that was a great time in our stadium. There was great energy in the city. And we want to do that for our city.”

Rashid Shaheed expects to return to Saints lineup this weekend | Pro Football Talk

Shaheed has missed the last two games with a thigh injury, but he practiced on Wednesday in a limited capacity and then told reporters that he believes he will be in the lineup against the Giants on Sunday.

“I think I’ll be good to go. I went out there and practiced today and it felt good. No setbacks or nothing,” Shaheed said.

Around the league

Nick Sirianni: Eagles 'pissed' but 'not hitting panic button' after back-to-back losses | NFL.com

Five biggest issues Eagles need to get right before playoffs | ESPN.com

Cowboys have three players miss practice with illness | Pro Football Talk

Cowboys make NFL scheduling demand: Jerry Jones says team only willing to host international games in one city | CBSSports.com

Jets QB Zach Wilson looking to build on Week 14 success | NFL.com

Joe Flacco joins the Browns’ 53-man roster, finally | Pro Football Talk

Vikings rule out RB Mattison, RT O’Neill, move Dobbs to QB3 | ESPN.com

Ja’Marr Chase, Jake Browning are off injury report, expected to play vs. Vikings | Pro Football Talk

Cam Heyward disagrees with Ben Roethlisberger’s comments that the Steelers’ tradition ‘is done’ | CBSSports.com

Niners' Kyle Shanahan won't choose between Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey from MVP | NFL.com

Suspended Broncos safety Kareem Jackson puzzled after Roger Goodell emphasized protecting offensive players | CBSSports.com

Alcoholism, ayahuasca and the enlightenment of an NFL player | The Athletic

Ranking the NFL’s 10 most valuable edge defenders of the 2023 season | PFF

Justin Herbert, Aaron Rodgers and every QB with season-ending injuries | USAToday.com

NFL wants hip-drop tackle outlawed | Pro Football Talk

NFL’s Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent address officiating complaints | ESPN.com

NFL to examine eliminating review kickoff play, tush push, fumbles out of end zone | NFL.com

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