STUD – LB Tae Crowder
Sunday, Crowder was anything but irrelevant.
Crowder picked up the bouncing ball on Fackrell’s forced fumble on Allen and sprinted 43 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.
But, it was only a split-second decision that made all the difference for the Giants.
“I wanted to dive on it bad,” Crowder said. “One of my goals was to help the team and I knew if I could scoop it up and get in the endzone it would help the team, and it was something we needed at the moment.”
The final player chosen in April’s 2020 NFL Draft, Crowder as seen significantly more playing time than the other three linebackers chosen by the Giants (Cam Brown, T.J. Brunson, and Carter Coughlin), and Sunday he made the biggest play of his young career. One he’s unlikely to soon forget.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.