New York Giants: Is Orleans Darkwa A Diamond In The Rough?


The New York Giants finally got some rhythm against the Dallas Cowboys when Orleans Darkwa was the leading back. Darkwa pummeled through the Cowboys defense like it was a sheet of paper. Could he be the catalyst the Giants need to ignite their lackluster offense?

Darkwa is a second year player and signed with the Giants last year off the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He had a pretty decent training camp and made a pretty crowded Giants’ roster. There were a lot of tough decisions to make during the offseason and Darkwa made the cut.

Since then we haven’t heard much from him until he got his first couple snaps of the season against Dallas. He proved to the Giants’ coaches that he could play some football. The thing is, are the Giants going to really use Darkwa in their already crowded running attack?

The answer is yes. In football and sports in general it is essential to roll with the hot hand. He’s not going to be the starting back, but he will definitely get more playing time. Andre Williams is more of a goal line back and Shane Vereen is brought in to be the pass catching back.

Enter Darkwa who can be the every down back alongside Rashad Jennings. The Giants need a balanced offensive attack in order to survive. The passing game which is supposed to be a strength is becoming a weakness.

It’s time to go back to the basics with some ground and pound football. That’s Just the way Tom Coughlin likes it. Ben McAdoo needs to do something to lignite the Giants’ offense and rolling with Darkwa may do just that.

If Darkwa pans out to be the every down back the Giants really need they could run away with the division. It’s time to strike when the iron is hot and let Darkwa run wild.

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