EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants had a depressing night Monday night time, however maybe the worst second was when quarterback Daniel Jones threw an interception that was returned 97 yards for a landing by Seattle rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon.
Afterwards, coach Brian Daboll was seen on digicam sending a agency message to his quarterback, first as Jones walked off the sphere and once more on the bench. Daboll ultimately flipped the pill away in disgust.
“I used to be attempting to point out him, type of, see what he thought, after which inform him what I noticed,” Daboll stated calmly after the 24-3 loss at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants (1-3) had been at Seattle’s five-yard line on the time and threatening to make it a one-score sport with 1:19 remaining within the third quarter. However Jones fired the ball left to Parris Campbell close to the hashmark and it hit Witherspoon within the chest.
Daboll would not get into specifics on the play. However when requested what he needed Jones to do, his reply was blunt.
“Clearly not throw an interception,” Daboll stated.
Jones referred to as the throw a “horrible determination and terrible mistake” that he cannot afford making. All of it however put the sport away and left the Giants with no landing in both of their first two residence video games. New York has now been outscored 64-3 in its two residence video games this season. Solely the 1975 Chargers scored fewer factors within the Tremendous Bowl period (0) of their first two residence video games. Witherspoon appeared to know what was approaching the essential play.
“Simply working the protection,” he stated. “We noticed the play that we had seen on movie [in that] formation. He ran mainly a return route so I jumped it, he threw the ball and simply tried to get to the ball. That was actually my complete mindset.”
As for Daboll getting upset together with his quarterback on the sideline, it is not one thing utterly distinctive. It was one thing that occurred final 12 months within the staff’s opener when Jones threw a nasty interception in opposition to the Tennessee Titans. It appeared to show issues round.
It now occurred once more in Week 4 of Daboll’s second season as properly.
“I believe we’re all pissed off,” Jones stated. “I do know I’ve bought to play higher and I’ll work as onerous as I probably can to try this.”
The Giants play on the highway Sunday in opposition to the Miami Dolphins (3-1).
The pricey interception was hardly the Giants’ solely pricey miscue. Jones threw two interceptions within the contest and misplaced a fumble deep in his personal territory that additionally became a landing a number of performs later. He now has seven turnovers in 4 video games this season.
The error-prone Giants allowed 11 sacks within the contest. Additionally they had been flagged for six particular groups penalties in opposition to Seattle. No matter might go flawed, did.
It has been an terrible begin to the season for Jones and the Giants. He has thrown extra interceptions within the first 4 video games (6) than he did all of final 12 months (5).
“I imply clearly I did not play properly sufficient,” Jones stated. “It was unacceptable and I let the staff down, so I’ve bought to repair it. I’ve set to work onerous to get it proper and I am going to try this.”