3 things holding back the NY Giants offense

Kadarius Toney, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants lost to their division rivals the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football 23-16 and fans are still fuming over the result. The G-Men must flush that defeat quickly and try to get back on track going up against the Chicago Bears this weekend.

Head coach Brian Daboll has installed confidence into a franchise that has not seen winning seasons for some time now, but the Week 3 loss was a bit of a setback.

The 2022 Giants have been well supported by their defense. Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s blitz packages have hidden the weakness against the passing game. While there have been some hiccups, the defense has looked better than expected.

On the other hand, apart from the resurgence of Saquon Barkley, the offense is still the side of the ball holding back the Giants this campaign. This needs to change as soon as possible. Here’s a look at three things holding the Giants offense back:

3. Kadarius Toney not being active

Kadarius Toney is one of the best players on the Giants when healthy. The problem is, he rarely ever is. Toney, a second-year player, has picked up eight injuries since being drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Giants. Toney has missed a total of 12 games since entering the league last year, and also missed the Week 3 Monday night matchup against the Cowboys.

Drafting Toney in the first round in 2021 has backfired. The Giants receiving corps has been one of the weakest in the league for more than two seasons straight now, and that is still a problem. Toney is not showing the value of someone who is expected to be an every down player, which is crucially needed in a first-round pick. Although not Toney’s fault, the constant sight of his name appearing on the injury report is becoming a tiresome issue for a team with a huge need at wide receiver.

When on the field and given sufficient snaps, Toney is electric. He fights for every yard when he is on the field, and it is hard to see talent like that not being able to play week in week out. It’s up in the air if he’ll suit up vs. Chicago. If he does, we need this guy to play to his potential.