Analyzing the Giants’ descent opening in preseason opener

Ben McAdoo wouldn’t exhibit Saturday how the performances of Geno Smith and Josh Johnson in Friday’s preseason opener will impact his quarterback abyss chart.

“Right now, the abyss draft is fluid,” the manager pronounced in a discussion call. “But, zero extreme nonetheless … we consider they both did some good things in the round game, but there are really some inconsistencies.”

Instead, McAdoo was endangered some-more with seeing the same spontaneous red section errors that tormented Big Blue’s malnutritioned offense last season.

Roger Lewis Jr. had a bad opening Friday.

Roger Lewis Jr. had a bad opening Friday.


“We had a penalty. We had a bad snap. Should have thrown the round divided on one occasion, and it really dates back to last year in 2016,” McAdoo said. “Drives but a disastrous play, we scored touchdowns on 74% of those drives, and drives in the (red) section with a disastrous play, we didn’t measure a singular touchdown.”

There were copiousness pluses and minuses on the descent side of the round to dissect, though. So here they are by position:

Jerell Adams tender Ben McAdoo with his play in the first half Friday.

Jerell Adams tender Ben McAdoo with his play in the first half Friday.

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Darius Powe (35 snaps), an undrafted 2016 Giants use player, had an enlivening night. Powe done a clever tackle on the opening kickoff, held one pass for 15 yards on Smith’s first snap as a Giant, drew a pass division chastisement by beating his man down the left sideline on a Smith low ball, and got far-reaching open in the finish zone, yet QB Josh Johnson never saw him. Roger Lewis Jr. played the many snaps (41), but Lewis (one catch, 15 yards, 3 targets) seemed to run the wrong track before to one Steelers pouch and drew McAdoo’s madness for stepping out of end to stop a touchdown pass from Johnson. “Not run(ning) out of end before you locate a touchdown would be a good start,” McAdoo pronounced of their red section failure. Travis Rudolph (35 snaps) done some plays but also fumbled a kickoff return that recovered by Giants linebacker Calvin Munson. Undrafted rookie Keeon Johnson (Virginia) showed considerable speed on a 16-yard Smith completion.


The first-string descent line pushed for just 9 yards on 6 carries in the run diversion in singular work and allowed 3 sacks. While McAdoo pronounced the sacks “(weren’t) all the descent line,” he allowed “we did have some push” from the Steelers’ D-line. One pouch also was the outcome of Johnson holding the round too long. Left tackle Ereck Flowers did not concede a vigour hit, or pouch in 18 snaps, including 12 pass blocks, per Pro Football Focus, which was encouraging. Rookie Chad Wheeler, Flowers’ backup, allowed two sacks and two pressures but seemed to plain after a unsure start. “I wish to see the immature man continue to play and continue to develop,” McAdoo said. “Keep Chad in the mix. We need to keep pulling the starters there, as well.”


Paul Perknis will be the Giants’ lead back this season.

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If Will Tye and Jerell Adams are battling head-to-head for a register spot, Adams (18 snaps) done a good case while seeing poignant first-half work and personification “with good speed,” per McAdoo. Tye (16 snaps) didn’t get in until the second half, yet McAdoo remarkable Tye showed good “wiggle” in his transformation and tender on special teams. It’s also probable McAdoo gave Adams some-more early personification time as an try-out since he already knows Tye’s abilities there from prior seasons. The manager pronounced Engram “played with some speed down the center of the margin but needs to be crook in his assignments.” McAdoo favourite how Rhett Ellison (14 snaps) debuted, throwing 3 passes for 20 yards after throwing 9 all last deteriorate for the Vikings. The manager pronounced Matt LaCosse (17 snaps) needs “to stay on his feet.” Colin Thompson (five snaps) has had a flattering good stay but fell brief on reps.


Shane Smith seems to be McAdoo’s early favorite. In eight descent snaps, Smith done a nine-yard reception, looked plain in pass protection, and helped transparent a hole for Paul Perkins’ 2-yard run on 4th-and-1 at the Steelers’ five. Jacob Huesman, the Giants’ other fullback, played only one snap on offense. Smith also saw 9 snaps on special teams to Huesman’s five. McAdoo pronounced he favourite Smith’s special teams play and combined that he has “fluidity for a big guy,” which could help him on special teams to make the squad. The manager also pronounced Smith “can be crook in his sum from the fullback spot.”


Perkins still is this team’s top back, but his 5 carries for 3 yards weren’t inspiring. Even his early seven-yard run didn’t prove McAdoo. “Paul Perkins was one-on-one with the safety, and we need some-more than 7 yards there,” the manager said. “He has to make him miss, or he has to run him over. We have to at slightest get a first down on that play.” Rookie Wayne Gallman stood out many in that, loyal to his reputation, the fourth-round collect gained 12 of his 11 yards after hit on his 5 carries, per PFF (one receptacle went for minus-1 yard). Orleans Darkwa (three carries, 18 yards) was the high man on yards, stability a clever camp. 

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