3. The Great Daniel Jones Trip – Enough Already
I get that it’s a funny video, and it’s going to be an Internet meme for years to come. That’s fine.
But can we all move on already, at least in terms of the football aspect? Can we admit that it’s totally irrelevant? Daniel Jones tripped. It happens. The Giants went on to score, anyway, so it had no impact on the outcome of the game.
It says nothing about Daniel Jones’ athletic ability or future as a quarterback. That’ll probably be the only time in his career he runs for 50+ yards anyway. I can accept the jokes and the meme, as long as we can agree it means absolutely nothing about his abilities as a quarterback.
4. NFC East Cheap Shots
What’s with all the cheap shots in the NFC East lately? Last week it was Giants defensive back Madre Harper hitting Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson late and sending him to the injured reserve after his leg got caught in the turf. He’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This week, it was Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton taking a vicious late and dirty hit from Washington’s Jon Bostic. It was a helmet-to-helmet blow after Dalton had already slid and hit the ground, and it sent Dalton out of the game and into the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Is it frustration rippling through a historically bad division? I don’t know, but it’s a bad look and hopefully it won’t continue. It’s one thing to want to leave your division rivals bruised and sore, it’s another to risk long-term health with dirty hits.
Giants fans would certainly hate it if it happened to Daniel Jones, so hopefully it’s toned down a bit in future meetings.