With the NY Giants off to a pretty rough 2-5 start to the season, there have been some players for the team who haven't quite lived up to the hype. They may not be the direct reason for the Giants' lack of success, but they certainly haven't done anything to help. What's been going on?
As the season progresses, expect these four Giants to potentially see a decrease in snaps, or be outright benched. Hopefully, for the sake of their season, and that of the team, we see them improve. The Giants could really use a boost on both sides of the ball that these guys could easily provide if they're playing at the level we know they can:
4. S Dane Belton
Entering the season, some expected second-year safety Dane Belton to potentially take up a starting role playing alongside Xavier McKinney. Despite this, Jason Pinnock overshadowed the sophomore during training camp and the preseason, which led to him earning the right to start. Some still thought Belton could play a solid role for the Giants' defense due to his abilities as a coverage safety - so far, though, he's done anything but.
Belton hasn't seen the field much, playing just 77 snaps through the first seven weeks. However, when on the field he's been incredibly disappointing. In these snaps, Belton has racked up just eight tackles while missing two, in addition to allowing six receptions on seven targets for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Not only has Belton been his usual self in the run game, which is terrible, but the flashes of potential he showed as a coverage safety last season have been nonexistent. Belton hasn't just disappointed in this aspect, but he's been outright bad. It's come to the point where after seeing an increase in snaps during Week 5-6, Belton saw the field on just three plays during Week 7.