5 key NY Giants takeaways from the preseason loss to the Jets

• Isaiah Simmons showed flashes of brilliance for NY

• Aaron Rodgers and Garrett Wilson will be a problem for defenses

• Injuries were a nightmare for Big Blue on Saturday night

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The preseason is officially in the books for the NY Giants and head man Brian Daboll. On Saturday night, the G-Men closed things out with a fun showdown against the New York Jets and Aaron Rodgers. In the end, though, the Giants suffered a 32-24 loss.

There were plenty of takeaways from the action, with some positives and negatives for Coach Dabes and his staff to take a look at. So, what stood out the most?

5. Isaiah Simmons wasted no time making a splash for the Giants

Just two days after being traded to the Giants, linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons put on the pads and suited up to take on the Jets. Simmons started out at inside linebacker and he was out there for five snaps. While it was only a small sample size, Simmons got his Giants career going strong, almost taking down Rodgers for a sack in the first quarter.

On this particular play, Simmons exploded off the edge, got past a Jets running back and then got a hand on AR12. Rodgers was able to escape Simmons, but then the pressure that came moments later from Oshane Ximines was enough to get him to lose his footing and throw the ball out of bounds while falling to the ground. This was all set up by Simmons.

The Giants pulled off the stunner in landing Simmons from the Arizona Cardinals and it only took a seventh-round pick in next spring's NFL Draft to get it done. Once Week 1 of the regular season gets here, we should be seeing plenty of Simmons against the Dallas Cowboys. He'll take the next two weeks to grow more comfortable with the defense. Fans can't wait to see what Simmons can get done this fall.