4 NY Giants who let the team down in 31-16 loss to the Dolphins

The Giants are not 1-4 on the year and the season feels lost
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3. OT Joshua Ezeudu

Since making his first career start against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, fans were incredibly excited about what Joshua Ezeudu could be for the Giants. In this game, Ezeudu allowed just one sack and no other pressures in 45 pass-blocking snaps. Since this game, though, Ezeudu has continued to play worse week in and week out to the point where he was even benched against the Dolphins.

Following the Cardinals game, Ezeudu has allowed four sacks and 10 pressures in just three weeks. To keep it simple, he has been borderline unplayable, which is really unfortunate because it really seemed like Ezeudu could have been a fine player for the Giants.

As we mentioned, Ezeudu was also benched this week in favor of Matt Peart after being embarrassed by Andrew Van Ginkel on a sack that led to Daniel Jones injuring his neck. In addition to this, Ezeudu was also penalized THREE times in one drive in the second quarter, including back-to-back false starts.

Normally, a player like Ezeudu wouldn't even be seeing the field for the Giants. However, with Andrew Thomas currently dealing with a hamstring injury, Ezeudu's been forced to start at left tackle. Hopefully, the Giants will have Thomas back soon, if not, it will be interesting to see whether or not Brian Daboll keeps Ezeudu at tackle, or moves Peart into the starting role.