2. OT Evan Neal
In his first game back from injury, Evan Neal managed to disappoint us once again. Similar to Jones, it's for both his poor play, as well for the fact that he got hurt and could miss more time. Neal's game couldn't have started worse, as a false start penalty on 4th-and-inches forced the Giants to punt. Head coach Brian Daboll was furious with him and rightfully so:
Even outside of the injury, this was a rough game for Neal, which was to be expected as I think we all knew the Raiders were going to line Maxx Crosby up over him all game long. While Neal did post some wins vs. Crosby in the second half, his inconsistent play, along with the rest of the line, had DeVito running for his life. Crosby alone had three sacks on the day, with the Raiders putting up eight in total.
Rough play has been a constant theme throughout Neal's sophomore season and fans are starting to get pretty tired of it. It also doesn't help that Neal hasn't been able to stay on the field consistently, but regardless, his play overall has left much to be desired. The former first-round pick isn't getting the job done, period.