EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)– Wink Martindale used a baseball pitching analogy to explain what took place to his defense recently when the New York Giants quit 640 backyards and 49 points in a one-sided loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
” Rather honestly, it’s like we didn’t have our fastball, our curveball or our change-up,” Martindale stated Thursday, looking back on the 49-17 thrashing that dropped the Giants to 2-8. “They just struck it out of the park whatever we threw at them, it was just one of those games. Like I said, I offer credit to Dallas.”
They do not have much time to feel sorry for themselves. They will be heading down to Washington to deal with the Commanders (4-6) for the second time in less than a month.
New York got a 14-7 win in October at home, but both groups have changed. The Giants have dropped 3 straight games.
They sent out among their leading defensive linemen in Leonard Williams to Seattle at the trade due date and they get in Sunday’s game banged up, especially at the cornerback position.
Adoree Jackson missed out on the Dallas game with a concussion and he has unclear the procedure yet. Novice Deonte Banks has a sprained ankle and slot cornerback Cor’ Dale Flott injured his shoulder in the very first half against Dallas and did not return. They have been restricted at practice this week.
Outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux, who leads the team with 8 1/2 sacks, sustained a concussion against the Cowboys and he has not been cleared for contact, although he is enhancing, coach Brian Daboll said.Martindale stated he is not letting the players use the injuries as a reason.
” You do challenge them, you challenge them every week and the difficulty is Washington’s offense and this league, there is no simple outs, you know what I indicate?,” Martindale said. “They are going to step on your throat if they think you’re down. And you do the exact same thing defensively if you are doing that to an offense. I think the obstacle is we have to get ready for Washington and the players see just how much they’ve improved too, offensively.”
Giants inside linebacker and leading tackler Bobby Okereke stated the Commanders have actually altered since their newest conference, when the only touchdown Washington scored followed a fumbled punt deep in New york city territory.
The Commanders were restricted to 273 lawns and were 1 of 15 on third down.
Okereke stated Washington quarterback Sam Howell is eliminating the ball much quicker which’s minimized the number of times he has been sacked. The Giants had 6 sacks, including 2 by Dexter Lawrence and 1 1/2 by Thibodeaux.
” They do have really vibrant running backs,” Okereke of a backfield led by Brian Robinson, who has 8 goals. “So, when a group can pass and run it makes it extremely challenging, so certainly you need to stop the run and put them in passing circumstances.”