Pat Shurmur on Daniel Jones: Obvious situation to play him and that’s it

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The Giants got pushed around by the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon and they closed out the 35-17 loss by giving first-round pick Daniel Jones his first taste of regular season action.

Jones was 3-of-4 for 17 yards and he lost a fumble at the end of a five-yard scramble in the fourth quarter. Given the timing and the score, it seemed clear that pulling Eli Manning was an acknowledgement that it was garbage time but head coach Pat Shurmur was still asked about a timeline for Jones ascending to the starting lineup.

“Today was an obvious situation in my mind to put him in the game and that’s it,” Shurmur said in his postgame press conference. “I’m not going to play your hypothetical game.”

Manning was 30-of-44 for 306 yards and a touchdown and Shurmur said he “did a lot of really good things” in the loss.

12 responses to “Pat Shurmur on Daniel Jones: Obvious situation to play him and that’s it

  1. I could have completed the passes that where being called for the 16 year veteran,an absolute disgrace ,I hope Jones gets a new head coach for his career also !

  2. Jones threw to wide open WRs and went to wrong shoulder each time before he funmbled… he does have poise.

  3. Barkley breaks a 50+ yarder on the opening drive. Let’s stop with what works and put the game in Elis hand. Great job Shurmur.

  4. The offense was not as bad as the defense. The Giants have no clear number one receiver. Eli Manning has no confidence to throw down a field….game over. Play the Prodigy….

  5. It was such a bad move. He basically is causing his own QB controversy. Eli Manning wasn’t the problem yesterday….it was the 11+ guys who didn’t play a single down of defense. Playing him in that situation was just setting him up to fail. NO, problem with getting him playing time in a favorable situations….say if you’re up 20 with 3 minutes to go. Not a fan of putting him in to a situation where a team doesn’t have to play honest against him. If Shurmer’s plan is to do this in every game that’s lost…..just start Jones and get it over with. Team will go 1-15 with him starting with this D but hey gotta appease the delusional fans who think the ONLY problem with this team is Eli.

  6. Same O – Same O. No pass rush. Cannot defense the pass, especially in the middle of the field. Cannot score TDs inside the 20. If they are not 3-2 – or at least 2-3 – by week 5 it will be a top 10 pick again.

  7. If they are not 3-2 – or at least 2-3 – by week 5 it will be a top 10 pick again.
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    If they DO get a top 10 pick maybe they’ll find a quarterback.

  8. If they are not 3-2 – or at least 2-3 – by week 5 it will be a top 10 pick again.
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    If they DO get a top 10 pick maybe they’ll find a quarterback.

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    Need to draft a new owner. Tim and Wellington are long gone.

  9. It’s one game! O ok got 450 yds?
    Dallas is tough opponent to start new young d buffalo a little less explosive
    I’m taking giants +2.5+ at home against Buffalo 👍😀

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