The New York Giants season is in turmoil right now, and they need to figure out a way to win. The way they have been playing in the past 3 games is not going to help them especially in the tough division they play in. On paper this Giants offense looks like it can be great, but on the field it is a different story.
Injuries are part of the game and part of the season for every team and they seem to be affecting the Giants more so than other teams. Rashad Jennings absence on the field has been a big reason the Giants have not been playing well.
The offense woes for the Giants all start with the quarterback Eli Manning. Manning has not been playing his best football in the past 3 losses, and that needs to change. The offensive play calling has not been good for the Giants, although their once offensive coordinator is now their head coach.
Manning has been put in bad situations on third downs and his offensive line cannot give him time in the pocket to make a play. The Giants also need to get better on third downs because their defense is on the field for most of the game, and they get tired and allow their opponents to score.
The Giants defense would be doing better if the offense could keep the ball for a long drive down the field. The Giants spent over $200 million during the offseason to acquire players that are helping their defense. The players have been doing their jobs, but they are having trouble being on the field for the most of the game.
Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon, and Damon Harrison are great players that cost big money, but they need help from the offense in order to shine on defense. Manning needs to step up and start making plays with his high powered offense and the Giants will see a change.
The Giants played poorly against the Green Bay Packers last night at Lambeau Field leading to a 23-16 loss. The defense could not get any pressure on Aaron Rodgers and he had plenty of time to make plays from the pocket. When he had to get out of the pocket and do it with his feet, Rodgers rushed 11 yards for a first down.
Plays like that are what kept the Giants defense on the field for so long. Rodgers would also use his hard hike count trying to get the Giants to hop off sides. After the Giants defense got one off sides penalty from that hard count they would not do that again.
Rodgers would hit his receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb for big yardage plays during that game, and Nelson would go on to score a touchdown. On the other side of the ball the Giants offense struggled and had trouble scoring touchdowns.
The Giants would settle for field goals on 3 drives that got them in or near the red zone. The one touchdown came from a pass from Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. that was under review for an extended time, but could not be overturned due to a lack of clear video evidence.
Eli and Beckham Jr. were the focus of the offense last night and that is why the Giants could not come away with a win. The Giants have a tough game against the Baltimore Ravens next week and they need to make plays and use their entire offense in order to get back to .500.
Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges
Prosecutors in Florida have offered to drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he agrees to admit that he would have been proven guilty had he gone to trial to fight the charges, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton.
Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation after he was allegedly caught on camera paying for, and receiving, oral and manual sex at the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.
One of the incidents allegedly occurred back in January on the morning of the Patriots’ AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Patriots won en route to their Super Bowl victory.
According to the report, prosecutors have offered the same deal to the other men charged in the sting. Beaton considered the offer “unusual” (h/t NBC Sports Boston).
Additionally, if Kraft decides to take the deal, the Patriots owner will have to complete an education course about prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
According to ESPN, Kraft is one of 200 people that allegedly engaged in sex acts at Florida massage parlors that were targeted in the sting.
Kraft has denied the allegations.
Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for battery, according to the Kansas City Star’s Steve Vockrodt and Brooke Pryor.
Per the report, the team is aware that law enforcement is currently investigating Hill, adding that the Kansas Department of Children and Families is also investigating Hill.
“I can only confirm we received a report and an investigation is ongoing,” Mike Deines, spokesperson for DCF, said.
The Kansas City Star has obtained a police report from the Overland Park Police Department regarding a battery incident that lists a juvenile as being the victim, along with Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, listed under “others involved.”
While the report was dated as last Thursday, the exact date of the incident remains unclear, per the report.
“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”
KCTV 5 obtained another Overland Park police report dated March 5th, a report of child abuse or neglect that was closed 3 days later when authorities declined to prosecute.
Hill has a troubling history. Back in 2014, Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal, who at that time was eight weeks pregnant with their son. Hill pleaded guilt to domestic assault and batter by strangulation later in 2015.
The Chiefs have seen Hill blossom into a star, and they have been negotiating a contract extension with Hill that would make him the highest paid wideout in NFL history, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo
In the NFL, free agency has been wild in 2019. A lot of big name players getting big contracts with new teams. Now, add another big name player to the list.
Down in Dallas, free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley has been trying to make an offer to Dallas to sign a multi-year contract for $20 million. Well, today, he accepted a deal with the AFC East Buffalo Bills.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract is for 4-year $29 million, $14.4 million guaranteed.
Cole Beasley, who is 29-years old grew up in Houston, Texas and went to high school in Little Elm, Texas. From 2008-2011, Beasley played Wide Receiver at SMU in Dallas. In 2012, Cole signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
Here are Cole Beasley’s numbers during his time in Dallas:
- Caught 71 percent of the passes
- Targeted 449 times
- 319 passes caught
- 130 passes dropped
- 3,271 reception yards
- 23 Touchdowns
For many Cowboys fans, he will be missed on the field and the sidelines.
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