Were people born to play for the NY Giants, not impress and then turn into absolute studs the second they leave East Rutherford? That's how things feel sometimes. Take veteran Jamison Crowder as the latest example.
While he's not putting on a show for the Commanders offense, he has been a rockstar on special teams for the NY rivals in his return work. Crowder has consistently been a standout for Washington this season, highlighted by him taking home NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. You've got to be kidding.
Jamison Crowder playing well for the Commanders feels like a gut punch for the Giants
Crowder signed with the Giants this past offseason, but general manager Joe Schoen ended up releasing him this summer. Crower was originally signed by Washington to the practice squad, but he was elevated to the active roster on Sept. 11.
It didn't take long for him to start making a head-turning impact on special teams for them. His kind of speed and elusiveness on returns is exactly what the Giants are missing right now, as rookie Eric Gray isn't getting the job done. Just imagine if the Giants had someone like this:
On that 61-yard return in the win over the Falcons last weekend, Crowder showcased his blazing speed and he was only a couple of inches away from avoiding the last Falcons player to go all the way to the end zone. Regardless, Crowder flipped the field for his side and he put the offense in a beautiful position to put points on the board.
The Giants special teams unit has been a disaster this season, with plenty of fans even calling for Thomas McGaughey to lose his job. With the 1-5 start, the unit must improve to give this squad a chance to pull off some close wins in the future. With the way Crowder's playing too, we can't help but think what could have been with him had the Giants found a way to keep him around.