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are holding in what looks for all the world like yet another lost season , is that they could get an heir to Eli Manning out of it.Now, Jason LaCanfora of
CBS Sports is reporting that Oregon’s Justin Herbert is expected to bypass the
2019 NFL draft and return to school for the 2019 season. LaCanfora says: So far,
Herbert has played his way to the top of the 2019 quarterback chart, and is in
line to potentially be the top pick in the draft. After the Giants passed on a
quarterback to select Saquon Barkley, many Giants fans hoped that the team would
be able to use their (likely) high 2019 draft pick on Herbert and secure a
likely successor to Eli Manning. Coaches around the Pac-12 respect Herbert.
Speaking with Yahoo Sports, One defensive coordinator, speaking with Yahoo
Sports, compared him to Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold, and says that he is that
caliber of prospect, if not better.In the same report, former Oregon DC Nick
Aliota told Yahoo Sports that Herbert reminds him of Andrew Luck. Raptor’s
thoughtsIn a vacuum, I actually like hearing this. One of my main draft
philosophies is that quarterbacks should take every second of college
eligibility they have. While there is the business side of things, where they
could wind up losing money by not capitalizing on a strong season, I believe
they have much more to gain as a player. They will come in to the NFL with that
much more experience having seen more games, teams, schemes, and players. Also,
there is the simple fact that the human brain doesn’t finish maturing until
sometime in the early 20s, and a senior or red-shirt senior QB will likely be
more mature upon entering the league. In many ways, it behooves a quarterback —
and his NFL team — to come out later rather than sooner. It was one of the
(many) things I liked about Baker Mayfield, and going back a bit, Russell
Wilson. More subjectively, it does throw a monkey wrench into our speculation on
the Giants’ draft plans. If Herbert goes back to school, along with Nick Fromm
and Tua Tagovailoa becoming draft eligible , it likely makes the 2020 draft class an amazing one. However, the 2019 class is
significantly weakened. There are players at other positions, such as Nick Bosa
(who withdrew from Ohio State to focus on rehabbing his core injury and
preparing for the draft), or Alabama left tackle Jonah Williams who could be
significant, and immediate, boosts to the Giants roster. However, fans might
have to wait for the team to spend a high draft pick on a quarterback.Giants
news, 9/18: Eli Manning defends short passes, offensive line, more Good morning,
New York Giants fans! Let’s get right to your Tuesday morning headlines.Eli
Manning defends number of short throwsWe showed this on Monday, but here is
another look at Manning’s passing chart from Sunday night;That’s 12 passes
behind the line of scrimmage and 17 more within 5 yards of it. So, 29 of his 44
throws (65.6 percent) were exceptionally short. On Monday, Manning defended
that.“I don’t think so,” he said when asked if he thought he had missed chances
to go downfield. “We kind of had some play actions and different things called,
they did a good job taking away some things. I went through my progressions and
saw things clearly, had to take some check downs a few times and we had some
other opportunities when we didn’t have some guys open, some of the pressures,
and everybody’s just got to play a little bit better and we’ve got to hang in
there and make some plays.”About that pass protectionCoach Pat Shurmur said
Monday he thought in most cases the Giants “had a hat” for the rushers the
Cowboys sent. They just didn’t execute the blocks.NFL analyst Brian Baldinger
pinned the main issue on “basic assignment football.”Manning seemed to agree
with Baldinger, saying the Cowboys showed “nothing that we didn’t have an answer
for.”“Everybody’s got to know their assignments, enough things where a guy might
mess up a little bit, and that’s a combination of everybody,” Manning said.
“It’s not just the offensive line, the offensive line gets blamed most of the
time but that’s not necessarily the case. You’ve got running backs , you’ve got quarterbacks, you’ve got receivers, everybody plays a part in that.
As a team, we’ve got to be better and know the calls and know your assignments,
and it’s just when you have those few mess ups in critical third downs and
blitzing situations, that’s when guys are coming free.”Damon Harrison: Giants
have “different mindset”Despite their fourth 0-2 start in five season, defensive
tackle Damon Harrison still believes this Giants team is different. “It’s a
completely different team with different guys in positions. You just go back and
look at the previous years and compare it to this one, rightfully so, but it’s
just a different group of guys, a different mindset. Not saying that the mindset
that we had in the past was wrong. I think just one game at a time and not
looking ahead will help us.Around the Inter-GoogleNew York Giants goofed in
drafting Saquon Barkley at No. 2 - New York Giants Blog- ESPNIn "win-now" mode,
the Giants drafted the star running back instead of a QB. That was a bad move,
seeing as they aren't close to being title material.Leonard: Giants only have
themselves to blame for foolishly believing Eli Manning still has it, and now
they'll pay the consequences - NY Daily NewsIt’s appalling how badly Dave
Gettleman and ownership appear to have misjudged this team’s abilityNY Giants: 5
takeaways from 'unacceptable' loss to Dallas CowboysGiants fall to 0-2 for the
fifth time in sixth seasons with a pathetic performance in 20-13 defeat to the
Cowboys. Here are our 5 takeaways.Eli Manning isn't going anywhere, but who is
Giants next QB? Look at 2019-20 free agents, NFL Draft | NJ.comThe Giants passed
Sam Darnold, who went to the Jets. Is Kyle Lauletta next Giants QB? Or is there
answer in free agency, 2019 NFL Draft?Buried in an 0-2 hole, Pat Shurmur and
Giants need leaders more than ever | NJ.comGiven the Giants' early-season
struggles, the team's leaders will need to rally to help avoid another
tumultuous season, after starting 0-2 for the second consecutive year.The Giants
are ruining what’s left of Eli ManningThe whole idea, the Big Blueprint from the
very top of the franchise, was to win now with Eli Manning.It was an
organizational strategy steeped in romance and...
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