The forces that supposedly moved mountains for the successor they chose to get out of the hump in the third season of Eli Manning’s Make-R-Break.
But he failed Daniel Jones.
They got him playmakers but kept offensive coordinators who couldn’t find a way to use them.
And worst of all, and this is the biggest Achilles heel of all time, general manager Dave Gettleman never corrected the offensive line, which often terrifies Jones, as Steve McLendon, in that disruptive way, is a running game.
So in Tampa on Monday night, Make or Break provided a warning sign that Jones might look broken.
Now, in these last seven games starting Sunday against the Eagles, all eyes will be on him, all the pressure will be on him, as it is now a referendum on him and whether Jason Garrett has blocked him or hampered his development, or whether he is afflicted with darnalitis and cannot climb over the rubble .
“My focus is preparing to play as best I can, regardless of the circumstances,” Jones said.
Giants coach Joe Judge hit Garrett to help himself and Jones.
And if he helps Jones with what Freddy Kitchens plays, which includes Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Tony, he’ll help himself. You know what John Mara desires somehow – his history tells us that any new GM adamantly favors the judges about cleaning the house – the dismissal of the third straight coach after just two seasons.
Now we’ll see if Jones can help himself.
If he can reaffirm the judge’s belief in himself.
And Mara believed in him.
There is no excuse for him. Kitchens is their third playcolor in three seasons.
As Bill Parcells was saying: “Don’t tell me about the pain. Show me the baby. ”
“We know we have to do better and it will fall on every one of us, the players, and of course me,” Jones said.
Jones was better as a rookie under Pat Shurmur and Mike Shula than under Judge and Garrett. You can see that.
Finally, the judge did.
Jones has fed the skeptics enough to conclude that Ely is not the answer.
Before we close the book on him let me give him these last seven games. Let’s give him these last seven games to see if Garrett’s firing will set him free…. How much redemption he can get behind that offensive line.
It’s clearly time for Daniel Jones to honor the order of the franchise quarterback: get your team in the end zone and win the game.
When they appeared ready to turn the corner of the turnover, their ball safety issues raised their ugly head again.
There is no better time for him to start playing as the sixth pick of the draft.
“It’s up to all of us to do our best,” Jones said. “We all have to play better and produce more.”
Nothing more than him. The judge summoned him on Tuesday and explained everything to Jones about Garrett’s dismissal.
“I will miss him. We will definitely miss him,” Jones said.
Jones feels guilty for not doing well enough for Garrett to avoid guillotine.
“If you don’t feel like it, there’s a problem,” he said, “and we all take responsibility for our lack of production. I certainly do.”
Thus, this is not about long-term expansion right now. But Daniel Jones needs money now. Danny Dimes? Take a look at Danny Dollars.