Losing star running back Saquon Barkley could be the worst thing ever for the New York Giants. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is trying to see the positive side of such a huge loss.
I get the premise behind this -- you want to try to be as positive as possible when you lose basically your entire offense. However, Barkley is such a tremendous loss for this team that it can't all be sunshine and rainbows.
'Next Man Up' will be huge here, and with Barkley the usual go-to, the team will likely need some time to gel together in-game situations. Subtle reminder that they're going up against a banged-up San Francisco 49ers squad, so this gives them a chance to try out many things.
Every team his having multiple MRIs today it seems like, and the New York Giants are no different. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is dealing with a turf toe issue and will undergo more tests today.
The Giants' offense is already hurting with the likely loss of star running back Saquon Barkley as well.
Roger Goodell stated yesterday that he believes fans will be allowed in stadiums during the 2020 NFL season, although he's not sure when. New York Giants co-owner John Mara doesn't echo that sentiment, saying he's "not all that optimistic" about fans being allowed in the stands at all this season, at least not at MetLife Stadium.
As of now, most teams are not allowing fans through the first few weeks, at least. Others are allowing only a small number. The Giants and the New York Jets, with whom they share a stadium, are in the group of those who will not have fans in attendance.
Goodell can say what he wants, and it's his job to remain optimistic about appealing to the various fan bases; I get all that. But the truth is, we don't know what's going to happen with the NFL or the virus in general. It's challenging to make a decision, let alone have a vision about what the season will look like when it hasn't even begun.
After a long offseason of wanting way too much money, defensive back Logan Ryan signed with the New York Giants on Monday.
Officially listed as a corner on his ex-teams, the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans, Ryan was also letting teams know he'd be willing to play safety if signed.
In New York, it looks like he'll get to do either or both.
Ryan will likely see a lot of time in both of those roles, as their current options are, well, not up to par.
If there will be Monday Night Football Week 1, ESPN has their announcers lined up.
The first game will be Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants and will feature Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, college football announcers. The second game of the double-header, Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos, will feature Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, and Brian Griese. (The tweet is a little unclear, but wanted to give credit to who had it first.)
It's unclear if this is their plan for the entirety of the season or just for now, but I am just happy we don't have to see Booger McFarland.
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