Taking stock of the New York Giants after 3 games

NFL Reporter

By Marquita Quinones //@latinlove729

After three preseason games, the New York Giants tread forward. The Giants are currently 2-1 and continue to show signs of improving.

Against the Detroit Lions, the Giants seemed to show signs of bouncing back after the loss to the Cleveland Browns. Most notable is the performance of defensive end Kerry Wynn.

Not known for his speed, Wynn has managed to get nine tackles; five of those came on special teams. I suspect we will see more from Wynn this upcoming season.

To add to Wynn’s performance, the New York Giants defense has definitely reached another level. DE Olivier Vernon was able to defeat three players in one play to sack quarterback Matthew Stafford. Defensive tackles Damon Harrison, Dalvin Tomlinson and let’s not forget rookie B.J. Hill, were all in beast mode when it came to stopping the run game against the Detroit Lions.

Things just got better in their matchup against the New York Jets.  QB Eli Manning looked refreshed and relaxed as he completed 17 of 23 passes for 188 yards in just one half.

Backup QB Davis Webb had another solid game.  Webb went 5 of 11 for 73 yards and had a 47-yard completion to wide receiver Alonzo Russell.  QB Kyle Lauletta however, still continues to be mediocre.  He only completed 1 of 2 passes.  As of now, Lauletta will stay at the No. 3 spot.

The running game did not look as good as it did when running back Saquon Barkley was healthy.  RB Jonathan Stewart has not had a good preseason.  He’s only had three carries for 7 yards, and a costly fumble at the Jets’ 6-yard line. Stewart needs to show that he is capable of carrying the ball.

RB Wayne Gallam only averaged about 2.1 yards per carry against the Jets but it is still much better in comparison to Stewart’s performance. Gallam did have four catches for 19 yards. He should be able to maintain the #2 spot behind Barkley.

WR Hunter Sharp seems to be having an up and down preseason. Rebounding from his missed punt and fumbled kickoff, Sharp showed off some skills on special teams.  He was able to stiff arm his way into the end zone against the Jets.

Sharp has not had the same amount of luck as a receiver. He dropped two perfect passes from Manning.  It appeared that the two were not able to get on the same page offensively.  With a little more time left, we shall see if Sharp makes the cut.

Hopefully, the offensive line continues to protect Manning and the defense continues to make stops as the New York Giants head towards the regular season.

 

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