5 takeaways from NY Giants heart-stopping win over the Jaguars
3. Daniel Jones keeps improving for the Giants
The hate on Danny Dimes keeps getting lower and lower. We’ve seen so many blast the fourth-year Giants signal-caller, but he really impressed in the showdown with the Jaguars. In the first half alone, Jones tossed for 168 yards and his TD to Slayton. Jones went 15-of-22 on his pass attempts in the first two quarters, with three of the incompletions being drops.
What’s been so impressive about Jones too is that he’s making smarter decisions with the pigskin. How many times in the past have we seen Jones try to threat the needle on a throw instead of just living to see another down? That’s something that Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have clearly been working with him on, as Jones is taking care of the football.
Don’t forget that he’s operating this offense with one of the worst receiving cores in the league. The second half was a bit more difficult for Jones, as the offense couldn’t get things going and a drop on 4th down near the goal line was back-breaking. Johnson blew it there and Jones was furious, but luckily this team was able to overcome this mishap. On the day, Jones finished with 202 passing yards and a TD, while adding an insane 107 rushing yards and another score.