4 reasons why the NY Giants can improve to 3-1 this weekend vs Chicago
By Zach Wolpin
2. Finding WR help
Credit is due to Jones for doing all he can to try and help the Giants win. He’s running around trying to avoid sacks and is throwing to an interesting cast of receivers. The Giants lost WR Collin Johnson to a season ending injury before Week 1 and late in the fourth quarter on MNF vs Dallas, NY also lost WR Sterling Shepard for the season with an ACL injury. That leaves a depleted WR core for Jones to work with.
Two young injured WRs who the Giants hope to get back as soon as possible are second-year pro Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson (knee). Toney and Robinson both did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. They’ve been ruled out for this one. The four healthy receivers who were part of the original 53-man roster are Kenny Golladay, Richie James, David Sills, and Darius Slayton. Golladay and Slayton have two combined catches for the 2022 season so far.
The Giants need to see some production from Golladay on Sunday. Despite what the narrative is around him through three weeks, he’s still the best WR on the team and he needs to play that way. He has not done nearly enough yet in his time with NY to earn the respect of Giants fans. Slayton was predicted to not make the roster by some, yet he’s still here.
Possibly for situations like this when the Giants are desperate. Slayton had a monster rookie season in 2019 where he caught 48 passes for 740 yards and eight touchdowns. Big Blue could certainly use that kind of production on Sunday.