We hate to keep bringing this up, but maybe this will help get some people off of Daniel Jones' back leading up to Sunday's NY Giants game with the Dolphins. Against the Seahawks, things truly could not have looked worse from a protection standpoint.
Jones constantly had a Cowboys pass-rusher in his face throughout the night. He had zero time to scan the field. The fact that 11 sacks were allowed is still infuriating to think about. That doesn't tell the whole story, though, as the Giants hosses allowed a league-worst 36 pressures on Monday. That's a total recipe for disaster and it doesn't matter who's at QB. No one can survive this:
The Giants allowing 36 pressures against Seattle is an embarrassment
While plenty of people have been talking about the rough play of Evan Neal, and rightfully so since the second-year right tackle isn't improving, we also must discuss how right guard Marcus McKethan has been performing - it hasn't been strong.
Against the Seahawks, McKethan allowed four pressures and one sack. At left tackle, Joshua Ezeudu had a nightmare showing, charged with four pressures allowed and three sacks (three!) of Jones. The return of Andrew Thomas at LT can't come soon enough for the G-Men.
However, it doesn't look likely that Thomas will be in action for the showdown with Miami in Week 5. On Wednesday morning, Brian Daboll said he's 'leaning towards no' on Thomas being able to put the pads on later this week. With Thomas set to miss his fourth consecutive game, it will be on Ezeudu to try and bounce back at LT.
The offensive line as a whole was supposed to take a step forward this year, but the group has struggled across the board. To make matters worse, John Michael Schmitz injured his shoulder on the 'tush push' play against Seattle and his status for the Dolphins meeting is totally up in the air.