4 NY Giants who blew it in disappointing tie vs. the Commanders
Despite having the lead for the majority of Week 13, the NY Giants somehow managed to tie with the Washington Commanders, and now sit at 7-4-1. Quite frankly, this game was an embarrassment – there are absolutely no reasons for this contest to have ended the way it did.
The Giants had countless chances to put this game away, yet consistently played over-conservative offense that cost them the win, but we’ll get into that later. This was a game the Giants needed to come out on top of. While a tie is not the worst thing, there are no excuses for the way this one ended. Entering next week’s matchup against the Eagles, the Giants must be much sharper if they even want to keep things close.
Many Giants players stepped up this week and played very well, however, just as many disappointed and let the team down. These four NY Giants did not deliver what was expected out of them this week.
4. DB Zyon Gilbert
It is hard to hate on Gilbert, a UDFA who made his NFL debut against the Commanders, however, he was flat out terrible and was a big reason why this game went into overtime. Gilbert did rack up seven combined tackles, but it did not help the Giants at all. His complete inability in coverage cost the Giants big time.
With players like Rodarius Williams and Cor’Dale Flott, it really doesn’t make sense as to why Gilbert saw a high number of snaps. Who knows how those two would have performed, but we doubt it would be much worse than what Gilbert gave the Giants.
The Giants secondary has been beat up over the last couple of weeks and it has been hurting the team more than almost anything else. It also didn’t help that Wink Martindale consistently left not only Gilbert, but most of the other corners on the Giants on an island all game with his consistent blitzing. However, that does not entirely excuse the poor play from the secondary.
Hopefully Martindale either adjusts to the Giants weaknesses, or the team regains Adoree’ Jackson very soon because if not, things could get even worse.