NFL Live highlights rough Daniel Jones plays from Week 2 and it’s tough to watch
Despite the New York Giants pulling off their 2-0 record to start the campaign, the play of Daniel Jones has been discussed quite a bit. That’s not going to stop. In the win over the Panthers in Week 2, Jones showed some guts, making some key plays in the second half to help his team come out on top.
He was far from perfect, though. There were several plays where Jones held on to the ball too long and he panicked a bit when things broke down a little bit up front. During NFL Live on ESPN, former QB and current analyst Dan Orlovsky broke down some of Jones’ rough decisions vs. Carolina and it’s sure to anger plenty of fans out there.
NY Giants QB Daniel Jones has to play better vs. the Cowboys during Monday Night Football
That caption from Orlovsky in his tweet says it all. The Giants are no question on the rise, but Jones has to perform at a higher level. When you take a look at that clip of Orlovsky breaking down Jones’ play, it’s enough to make you want to pull some of your hair out.
Jones has guys wide open on the gridiron, yet he doesn’t give things enough time to develop before putting his head down. David Sills is standing right in front of him ready to be fed the ball, and it could have been six for the G-Men if Jones saw him. Instead, the QB hit the turf.
Yes, the offensive line needs to do a better job of giving him more time, but Jones can’t just take his eyes off of his recievers like this. Some of his plays, including ones that Orlovsky didn’t mention, could have resulted in big gains – potentially touchdowns. When you get the ball in the hands of someone like Kadarius Toney, he’s got the kind of speed and elusiveness to make would-be tacklers miss left and right.
Jones has to keep his head up or get the ball out of his hands quicker. The fourth-year signal-caller still has an issue with taking too many sacks and that’s been infuriating to watch.
Orlovsky is right, it’s holding this team down and preventing the offense from reaching its full potential. Jones can turn things around starting with the monster Monday Night Football showdown with the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. He’s really in need of a strong showing.