3 ways NY Giants’ Daniel Jones can take a Josh Allen-esque leap next season
Build an offense around Jones’ strengths
Have you found yourself watching offenses in the NFL playoffs and wondering what this sorcery is?
After suffering through the ‘offense’ the Giants put on the field last season, you might think you’re watching a different sport entirely.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needs to get with the times – a lot has changed since the last time he was calling plays. It got so bad that he even had fans calling for the return of Pat Shurmur last season.
The scheme needs a makeover worse than ever. If the Giants don’t bring their offense into the year 2021, then it doesn’t matter who they sign/draft.
One of the evolutions that we need to see in 2021 is a bigger focus on the downfield passing game. One of Jones’ biggest strengths his rookie year was his ability to push the ball downfield – that almost disappeared this season.
Some of it might’ve been the personnel, but we saw a noticeable drop-off in plays designed to go deep. Garrett’s offense focused on short to intermediate routes and run plays – a far cry from the plays that made Jones look so promising after year one.
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, is getting head coaching interviews because of his ability to play to Josh Allen’s strengths. Garrett’s reputation precedes him – a smart, proven coach in the league, but that’s all he has if he can’t revamp his offense.
With the return of Saquon Barkley and an influx of talent on the offensive side of the ball, there should be no excuses for Garrett to get the offense humming. If Jones hopes to take that year three leap, Garrett may be the most instrumental.