5 main NY Giants takeaways from the preseason loss to the Lions

Jason Pinnock got things going with a bang against Detroit

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4. Cole Beasley still has plenty left in the tank for the Giants

It was a night to forget for backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor. In his short time running the offense, the veteran quarterback went 3-of-4 for seven yards. He also received an earful from Brian Daboll for a terrible opening drive for the offense. With that said, the main bright spot for the offense in the first half was veteran wideout Cole Beasley.

Plenty of New York fans are probably still a bit surprised that Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen decided to bring in the 34-year-old receiver, but goodness, his route running is still pretty head-turning. In the first half, Beasley finished with four receptions for 33 yards. Tommy DeVito looked his way often, with the two linking up several times.

No one is expecting Beasley to turn back the clock and play like he's in his late 20s again, but he still has the potential to make a difference for the offense. It's not a lock that he makes the 53-man roster, but something tells us he'll sneak his way on and provide the WRs room with needed veteran leadership in 2023.