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With 13-year veteran Tyrod Taylor, who began the season as the backup to Daniel Jones, expected to come off injured reserve in time for Monday’s game, there had been a question about which quarterback the Giants would go forward with.
Daboll put that question to rest on Tuesday, stating “I just thought Tommy earned it,” adding that DeVito had “played two good games.”
Daboll said Taylor had handled the news like “a pro...those conversations are never easy, regardless of who it is, but he’s a pro whose been in this league a long time. Had a good conversation with him and it was about what you would expect. He’s a true professional.”
Taylor said “no comment” when asked if he was surprised by the decision to start DeVito and that “it’s tough. It’s disappointing. But it’s out of my control.”
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Daboll would definitely chip away at his public support if he cut ties with the popular Martindale. And it would be a tough look for Daboll’s leadership ability if he has to replace all three coordinators, especially if the departures of Martindale (and others) are personality-related. That’s why I think ownership will try to mediate the relationship with Martindale, unless it’s past the point of no return, which is what Jay Glazer’s report indicated.
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Reality: Stick with Jones, sign Tee Higgins in hopes that he’ll help Jones realize his potential
Throw some more money at the problem! It’s better than nothing, even if a half-measure. And it still enables you to bolster elsewhere with what’s likely to be a top-10 draft pick.
Reaction from Monday Night’s announced starting quarterback
McKinney’s coverage grades in 2023 when lined up as a free safety, down in the box and in the slot are all top-10 marks among safeties, with decent enough sample sizes for the latter two to be worth noting. Over the past three seasons, McKinney’s 7.0 yards per coverage target is a top-25 mark among safeties and his 17 combined interceptions and forced incompletions are a top-20 mark.
Thomas, whom the Giants drafted with the No. 4 overall pick in 2020 out of Georgia, watched his alma mater lose to Alabama in the SEC championship game on Saturday.
“I got pretty hype,” said Thomas. “No destruction [of furniture] but a lot of yelling. My neighbors were probably wondering what was going on...“I felt like [Georgia’s] one of the best four teams, if that’s what the criteria is. But I don’t make that decision.”
Tyrod Taylor’s full comments to the media, via Pat Leonard
WATCH: Tyrod Taylor discusses his disappointment with being demoted on the Giants' QB depth chart https://t.co/lmdnErPMqs— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) December 5, 2023
General manager Joe Schoen recently backed Daniel Jones as New York’s expected starting quarterback for 2024. If the Giants are going to stick to that plan, they’ll need to figure out another avenue for jolting an offense that is ahead of only the Panthers with a paltry 4.1 yards per play. The 6-4, 215-pound Coleman could help unlock the downfield passing game that has been absent for the last two seasons, though he can also make life easier for the maligned signal-caller with his run-after-catch prowess and steady hands.
Jim Gray asked whether Lawrence Taylor would have been thrown out of the league, or whether he would have conformed to the rules.
“Have you ever known me to conform to anything?” Taylor said. “I would get thrown out. It’d been hard for me to play. I may have ended the season owing them money.”
This week’s opponent
AJ Dillon came out of the gates a little bit slowly, but amid the Packers’ recent resurgence, he’s been one of their most reliable players. Spectacular? No, but he’s been a steady producer on an offense where consistency has been in short supply for big swaths of the season.
Like a lot of the team, Dillon’s future is murky. In a contract year, it’s possible he’ll be in a different uniform next season. But for now, he’s grinding out the tough yards that have kept the offense ticking along during its recent resurgence.
Campbell has demonstrated his character both on and off the field throughout his career, particularly through his work with his foundation, the De'Vondre Campbell Family Youth Foundation. Founded in 2019, the foundation's mission is to empower at-risk youth and families in need through resource distribution, scholarship, educational advancement and mentorship-based programming. It organizes community-centered events that directly provide relief, impact and create change for those in need.
The 25-year-old Long was a 2019 third-round pick of the Rams who played in Los Angeles for four years. This year he signed with the Raiders in March, was waived by the Raiders in November and claimed by the Panthers, who kept him around for a month before waiving him themselves. Long has played in 63 games in his NFL career, with 12 starts. Over the course of his career he has played 1,219 defensive snaps and 513 special teams snaps
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