There are a lot of reasons why the Giants have struggled this season, but some of their biggest struggles could be due to injuries. The list of injured players is long and includes Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, John Greco, Will Hernandez, Eli Manning and more.
The Jason Garrett is a name that has been synonymous with the New York Giants for decades. However, things are changing quickly in New York and it could spell the end of the road for Jason Garrett.
The New York Giants have had more injuries than any other club in the NFL. The Giants offense looked drastically different after injuries to Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, and Kenny Golladay in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
After a heavy hit, Jones left the game with a concussion, and Barkley’s timeline is officially a week-to-week, but it may be longer. Because Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard both missed the previous two games due to injury, Golladay was already battling with an illness and might miss time.
The situation in New York has been a total catastrophe, and although injuries are to blame for the team’s poor start to the season, the rash of injured offensive players may signal the end of Jason Garrett’s time as offensive coordinator in New York.
Jason Garrett’s play-calling has been criticized in the aftermath of Daniel Jones’ latest injury.
The Giants have had a disastrous start to the season, and are one overtime session away from being 0-5 on the year. Barkley returned to the field after recovering from his ACL tear before suffering yet another injury.
Following a difficult debut season, Jones has exceeded expectations, passing for 402 yards and two scores in the team’s lone victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Garrett’s job security, on the other hand, has been put into question as a consequence of all of this. The play-calling has been poor throughout the season, and Sunday was no exception.
Jones’s injury was the cherry on top. Garrett authorized a quarterback rollout instead of handing the ball off or attempting a short pass with the ball on the Cowboys’ one-yard line. Jones, for his part, was taken aback by the Cowboys’ defense and ultimately had to leave the game after a frightening scene that saw him collapse to the sidelines stunned.
With Jones sidelined due to a concussion, the Giants offense went from having big names to having no names when Mike Glennon took over.
Garrett’s choice of Jones, who isn’t Lamar Jackson or Kyler Murray, was very questionable and should be looked into.
The offense has hit a hitch, which may put his job as offensive coordinator on the line and damage his chances of obtaining a head coaching job.
New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett takes the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. | Getty Images/Wesley Hitt
When Garrett was on the sidelines coaching the Dallas Cowboys in 2016, he was named Coach of the Year.
Garrett has yearned for another head-coaching job for what seems like an eternity. Unfortunately, his performance with the Giants has put an end to any potential employers.
The Giants offense ranks worst in virtually every statistic except passing yards, which may be ascribed to their tendency to play from behind and throw the ball up in the air, as well as their shaky offensive line.
New York finished Joe Judge’s first season with a 6-10 record and is quickly declining, particularly now that Barkley is expected to return to the bench due to a series of injuries. If the Giants don’t start winning games, Judge may be dismissed, or he could fire Garrett in the hopes of revitalizing the offense and keeping his job as head coach.
The Giants’ next few games are crucial.
According to reports, Giants running back Saquon Barkley has suffered a low-ankle sprain, which will keep him out next week. He’ll be tested again, but he’s more of a week-to-week kind of guy. Barkley, who heals quickly, will aim to miss just one week.
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The Giants were not expected to win the Super Bowl this season. This start, though, is not what they anticipated after spending a lot of money on wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Sure, injuries are a role, but even when everyone was healthy, this team was a problem.
Garrett will have to come up with a means to score points without Barkley, who is likely to be out for at least the next week, if not longer. The focus will be on Jones’ health, and if he can’t play, Glennon, who threw two interceptions in relief against the Cowboys, will be called upon.
The Rams will face the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Las Vegas Raiders in their last four games before going on bye, and Garrett won’t be around for much longer.
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