Hearts are broken everywhere. The NY Giants had a win over the Jets locked up, but the Jets were the ones to leave MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon with a heart-stopping win. The G-Men choked late in this contest, plain and simple.
Now that we've had some time to reflect on the defeat, the pain is still quite high. The Giants are 2-6 on the year and they very easily could be 3-5. Nevertheless, here are some morning-after thoughts from the nightmare in East Rutherford:
5. The Giants need to sign a veteran QB as soon as possible
To start things off, the Giants need to go out and bring in an experienced quarterback as soon as possible. One of the major takeaways from Sunday's showdown was the injury suffered by No. 2 quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the first half. With that, the Giants and head man Brian Daboll were forced to send in Tommy DeVito to lead the offense.
No disrespect to DeVito, but he simply doesn't have the kind of experience or arm to start for this team moving forward. DeVito was signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason, but no one expected him to see extensive playing time at all. With injuries to Taylor (ribs) and Daniel Jones (neck), it forced the New Jersey native into action vs. Gang Green.
Give credit to Devito here, though. He did what he was asked to do, including him fooling everyone on his short touchdown run. With that said, it was clear that both Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka didn't trust him to throw the ball at all with the game on the line. The Giants finished with -9 passing yards - a big yikes. Another QB is needed.