Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles are not fans of New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. In fact, these two productive former New York Jets wide receivers wish their former team would play Jones instead of backup Tyrod Taylor in Week 8.
Chrebet and Coles had a lot of fun pointing out the flaws in Jones’ game during a podcast recorded for The 33rd team. Chrebet started things off by saying“Tyrod Taylor, he’s not bad. Danny Dimes earns $40 million a year. He caught her. Danny Dimes. They call him Danny Nickels now, which is kind of fun. Who is better off, Danny Nickels or Tyrod Taylor? I would rather fight Danny Nickels than Tyrod Taylor.”
Coles agreed: “They asked me who we would rather play against, yes I would much rather play against Daniel Jones, I mean who wouldn’t? As Herm always said, “He just serves them.” Just hit him once until he starts serving. He doesn’t feel comfortable back there in the pocket. Take it with you all day.”
Jones is still struggling with one Neck injury There remains doubt as to whether he will face the Giants’ cross-town rival at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 29. Nonetheless, Big Blue can use this exchange between Chrebet and Coles as ideal bulletin board material before another competitive game.
A 3-3 win against the Jets would also show how solid the Giants are behind Jones, who has had a poor start to the season.
Giants show improvement without Daniel Jones
Giants head coach Brian Daboll has faced more than a few questions about his team’s quarterback situation in recent weeks. The Giants have been more competitive since Tyrod Taylor filled in for Jones against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5.
Taylor threw two touchdown passes to help secure a win over the Washington Commanders in Week 7, only the Giants’ second win of a difficult season. Daboll insisted that Taylor would return to the bench once Jones was healthy, telling reporters: “He’s our starter,” Daboll said ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
That’s a bold vote of confidence in Jones, even though No. 8 threw six interceptions in a loss three out of four fumbles. These numbers would certainly encourage the Jets defense eight picks and five forced fumbles to enjoy a healthy Jones.
The Giants are still waiting for Jones to be cleared for contact. A situation that Daboll described as “the same as last week.” Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
Daboll continues to trust his QB1, but not everyone agrees. Below, Touchdown Wire analyst Doug Farrar says: “The Giants’ passing game is simply better with Tyrod Taylor than with Daniel Jones.”
Farrar pointed out that Jones “has made 10 explosive plays on 151 dropbacks this season, while Taylor has had nine explosive plays on 78 dropbacks.”
These numbers show that the Giants have a more expansive offense when Taylor throws the football.
Responding to Daniel Jones’ critics The best way to show solidarity
Daboll supports his quarterback, but some of Jones’ teammates might think otherwise because of the way Taylor plays. In particular, the latter’s composure in the pocket has helped a woeful offensive line show signs of improvement.
That includes guard Mark Glowinski, who Taylor said didn’t give up a sack in the two games Taylor started PFF NY Giants.
A stable line and a quarterback who gets rid of the ball more quickly and efficiently can help the Giants defeat the Jets and give Chrebet and Coles reason to regret their words.
James Dudko covers the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens for Heavy.com. He has covered the NFL and world soccer since 2011, with bylines at FanSided, Prime Time Sports Talk and Bleacher Report, before moving to Heavy in 2021. More about James Dudko
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