WFT offensive linemen Charles Leno Jr. and Sam Cosmi vs. Giants Edge Rushers Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximeines and Aziz Ozulari.
The Washington offensive line did not enthusiastically defend its quarterbacks in the season’s opening loss to the Chargers. The Diggers should take advantage of Cosmi, a rookie second-round pick. Cosmi allowed one sack and three quarterback hits, but he was going up against Joey Bosa. The giants have no bossa. Carter and Xiamens had their 2021 debuts, but Ozulari got his first career bag, and the rookie had to be let loose.
Monday was a year to the day that Saquon Barkley torn his right knee in Chicago. A full calendar year. “Thank you for making me aware of that,” Barkley said, not sounding all the praise. Since then, nothing has been easier for the franchise running back, and last week he was lukewarm to return to the field: 10 rushing attempts, 26 yards, 1 reception for 1 yard. He was holding the rust. Four days later, what can the Giants actually expect from Barkley? “For me, take it and roll with it, learn from it, move on, throw out the rust and come out there with a win over an opposing opponent on Thursday,” Barkley said.
It’s no secret that Washington can be considered the NFL’s best defensive line. For four consecutive years, its first-round pick has been used on defensive lineman, Jonathan Allen (17th overall in 2017) and Daron Payne (13th in 2018), Montez Svet (26th in 2019) and Chase Young (2nd in 2020). . Young, gigantic, mostly lined up on the left, meaning Nate Solder and Matt Pierrett have to be careful, while left tackle Andrew Thomas works up a sweat vs. sweat. The answer? Get the ball out quickly. Washington handled just two sacks and seven thrusts in 52 pass-rush snaps last week, as Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert got rid of the ball in an average of 2.39 seconds.
Don’t listen to the bad
The No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft is Daniel Jones. Most Giants fans were incredible when taken with the 6th pick. It’s been an up and down affair ever since, and consider it a “down” time since Jones lost the mump in the season opener. He certainly has his critics and he tries to put out the noise. “I mean, I’m definitely not looking for that,” Jones said. “I don’t pay much attention to it, but I think part of the work is being able to handle it and I can certainly do it. It doesn’t affect my day-to-day preparation or I’m not sure how I get into the game.
At the end of last season, he was named “Quarantine Quarterback” because Washington needed some practice-squad insurance at the position, and Taylor Henneck took Old Dominion Online classes at his old school. Henecke has been with four NFL teams and has had two starts, one in 2018 for the Panthers and one last winter, when he won the Buccaneers in an NFC wild-card game. Heinek left the bench with 11 passes for 152 yards on 122 yards to replace injured Ryan Fitzpatrick last week. “I see a gun slinger. A guy is not afraid to take chances,” said Giants cornerback James Bradberry, who briefly coached Henrique in Carolina.
We are now in the process: take the giants only after they show they can win the game. This seems like a good place for Barkley and Devonte Booker to go in the ground game to relieve the pressure on pass protectors. Assume this is a low score. Getting on the giants is the risk of the week.
Washington 20, Giants 13