3 embarrassing stats that defined NY Giants loss to the Buccaneers

Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
NY Giants, Daniel Jones
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

2 interceptions:

In what was one of Daniel Jones’s worst games as a NY Giant, his future with the team is seemingly in the air.

After a very good start to the season, Jones is beginning to fall apart. While yes, he is playing behind one of, if not the worst offensive lines in the league. Both of his interceptions tonight were not due to the offensive line.

The first interception came on 2nd and 8 with the NY Giants down 14 with 6:21 left in the 3rd quarter.

Jones dropped back, facing the pressure he ran backwards. Then, as he took a hit, he threw the ball directly to Buccaneers defensive lineman Steve McLendon.

My guess is that Jones was throwing the ball to fullback Chris Myarick, who was somewhat in the area. However, the pass was no where near Myarick and instead landed directly in the hands of McLendon. Couldn’t have been an easier interception.

The 2nd interception came on 1st and 10 with the NY Giants down 17 with 10:11 left in the 4th quarter.

Jones dropped back, rolled right, and threw a pass to Darius Slayton. However, this pass was tipped by Devin White, and then intercepted by Mike Edwards. This pass is one that Jones simply should not have thrown. White was running right in the direction of the pass, this is something that Jones needs to see if he wants to prove himself as an NFL caliber QB.

While I am personally unsure of Jones’s future with the team. This game certainly did not help his case. However, with a rather weak QB class in this upcoming draft. It will be difficult to determine the NY Giants decision with Jones.