It was a miserable night for the Buccaneers during their 30-10 loss to Jason Garrett and the Giants, but one game in particular highlighted the team’s inability – and seemed to break ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky.
In the second quarter, after the Giants fell to 10-3, the game seemed to have no chance from the second Garrett snapped the ball. Daniel Jones lined up in the shotgun and took a snap against Zone Defense, and his three receivers converged in the middle of the field – all in one place, almost tackling each other, and making it impossible for Jones to throw the ball. Among them.
Jones had nowhere to go, and the ball flew into the turf.
Orlovsky highlighted the drama in one piece on his Twitter account, delivering a passionate rebuttal of the drama’s call.
“I mean, what is this?” Said Orlovsky. “Where do you want him to throw football? There are three people here. It’s a disaster, the New York Giants. Do you practice this play? It’s tragic! Who do you want to throw the ball to?”
Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network, a Similar analysis Dramatic.
“The Giants are running man-beaters against the zone. So, it looks awful. When three receivers conveniently position themselves in the middle of the zone, there’s no place for Daniel Jones to go,” Baldinger said.
“Daniel Jones has no place to go. How is that possible?”
To add insult to injury, the Buccaneers only sent three pass rushers, and Jones was still easy as the Giants’ offensive line offered no resistance.
The Giants finished the game with just 217 yards, more than half of the Bucks ’output (402 yards). Game planning and game designs are definitely a big reason why.