4 Ways to Improve the NY Giants’ Offense
Utilize the TE position
Given all the injuries the NY Giants have suffered at wide receiver and offensive line, it’s clear how difficult it’s been for Jones to find enough time in the pocket to wait for his receivers to get open.
It doesn’t help that this rag-tag group of receivers have little to no chemistry built with Jones either.
One possible resolution to the NY Giants’ problems is to increase the number of multiple tight end sets, especially on the goal line. Against the Chiefs, Jones found both Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram for the team’s only two scores of the game, both of which came within the 5-yard line.
The offense has struggled immensely in the red zone, converting on just 47.8% of trips, ranking 31st in the league. Between those two scores, head coach Joe Judge opted to take a field goal on 4th and goal from the five-yard line. Had they opted to go for it instead, they would’ve tied that game at 14, and potentially won the game 21-17 had the defense been able to stop the Chiefs late.
Whether it’s Kyle Rudolph, Evan Engram, or even Kaden Smith, the Giants should heavily rely on these players while their top wide receivers are hurt. Tight ends are safety blankets for quarterbacks, and they’ll also give the offense the ability to disguise their run formations more often if they adequately deploy those three as viable receiving options.
Yes, Engram has struggled and Kyle Rudolph isn’t what he used to be. Are they still better options than waiting for Collin Johnson, Dante Pettis and John Ross to get open? I believe so.