Baldy Breakdown: Giants are inconsistent but have potential

The New York Giants are a frustrating team to watch for obvious reasons, and are now sitting at 0-4 after the first quarter of the season.

The constant losing leads many to believe that everything they do is wrong. However, like head coach Joe Judge has consistently said, the wheels are coming off due to sporadic breakdowns and self-inflicted wounds, not because they are simply out-manned by opposing teams

During his recent film breakdown, NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger alluded to exactly that.

On their first offensive series against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4, the Giants went three-and-out, losing nine yards in the process. The opening pass was dropped by tight end Evan Engram, the second-down play was pure miscommunication and the third-down play was rushed despite max protection.

Later on in the third quarter, the Giants had the opportunity for a big play, but it again went awry. Quarterback Daniel Jones wanted to hit wide receiver Darius Slayton for a big gain, but left guard Will Hernandez and left tackle Andrew Thomas ended up on different levels, leading to a big hit on Jones.

With the pressure in his face, Jones couldn’t cleanly step up and put the ball on the money. It fell incomplete.

You could also argue that Jones should have hit Engram on the rub route, but he obviously wanted to take a shot to his big-play receiver.

But not everything is negative for these Giants. One week removed from an embarrassing showing against the San Francisco 49ers, which featured disastrous double-team blocks, the Giants shored up that issue.

They also got some blocking help from their wide receivers.

Things look and feel bad in East Rutherford, but these young Giants may not be as far away as many would have you believe. There’s a lot left to clean up, but they are improving.

Patience is a virtue, even though that’s a lot to ask of Giants fans right now.

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