3. Offensive Creativity
It goes without saying that the Giants offense was about as mediocre as could be for the majority of the game during week one, save for a handful of plays.
One key factor was just how rarely the NY Giants utilized motion pre-snap and at the snap. The Giants used motion at the snap just 1.6% of the time and used motion pre-snap just 9.4% of the time, which was worst in the league by 13.2%. The lack of motion pre-snap or at the snap makes it significantly easier for the defense to simply read and react as opposed to adjusting on the go.
The other primary area of concern for me was how little Daniel Jones was utilized as a runner. Whether Jones gets moving on bootlegs, options, designed QB runs, whatever it may be; Daniel Jones is a talented enough runner where he should be utilized as a threat more often.
Simply put, if Jason Garrett’s play-calling does not improve and get more creative, defenses are going to be able to tee off on Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley all season long.