Joe Judge: We have to hold ourselves accountable, but Daniel Jones is our quarterback

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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians watched Jameis Winston throw 30 interceptions while going 7-9 last season, so he has some experience with quarterbacks whose penchant for turnovers sinks his team’s chances of winning far too often.

Arians benefitted from playing against such a quarterback on Monday night. Daniel Jones threw a pair of interceptions that led to 10 Buccaneers points in the second half and the Giants ultimately lost 25-23 after a failed two-point attempt with 28 seconds left to play.

Arians said in his postgame press conference that he thought Jones was “trying to do too much” and “cost them basically the ballgame” with the two interceptions. Giants head coach Joe Judge said the turnovers were a “major factor,” but not the only one when asked about Arians’ comments.

Judge also talked about how to move forward with a quarterback who has 21 interceptions in 21 career games and has turned the ball over at least once in each of his last nine games.

“I told Daniel on both times the play happened, tonight I just told him to be patient with it, stay committed with it, we’re going to need you down the stretch, we need you to make plays, and obviously on that final drive he made a lot of big plays for us. . . . We all have to hold ourselves accountable, the man next to us accountable. But Daniel’s our quarterback, clearly put,” Judge said.

The Giants made Jones the sixth overall pick of the 2019 draft and they’re going to give him every chance to prove that was the correct choice, but seeing some sign that the mistakes will stop coming as frequently would make it easier to stomach some of the wins that have slipped away this season.

17 responses to “Joe Judge: We have to hold ourselves accountable, but Daniel Jones is our quarterback

  1. Jones is a turnover machine, and the Giants blew it by picking him. As a Bills fan, I’m thankful the Giants didn’t pick a QB in 2018 when they should have because the Jets would have taken whichever QB the Giants didn’t pick out of Allen and Darnold, and the Bills would have probably ended up with Rosen instead.

  2. So many wide open guys he couldn’t hit, and so many passes that hit defenders in the hands. He could have had 4-5 INTs last night if the Bucs defenders could catch.

  3. Jones will be gone, and they’ll pick a QB next spring in the draft. The question is, why did they pick him in the first place? Great QBs come from Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, etc. They don’t come from Duke. And it’s not as though he looked like a can’t miss draft pick. The Giants just don’t have the right people in the draft room.

  4. Job #1 this off-season for John Mara is to fire Gettleman; he is a disaster as a talent evaluator. His one good move was to hire Judge; he looks like he going to be a good coach. New GM needs to keep him. And send Jones to get his eyes checked; it’s like he has color dyslexia or something, thinking those guys he throws to are on his team.

  5. It’s too bad but he does have some size and can run; he’s fast when not falling down. Backup QB with small upside in gimmicks.

  6. Jones is not good…you can tell he doesn’t have the demenour of a NFL QB….he looks blank or scared in his eyes ALL the time. He was definitely OVERDRAFTED because he had connections to the Mannnings.

  7. Lol…you dingbats talking QBs. Leave it to us professionals. Danny Jones is gonna be just fine. The throw was to pull within 2 was BIG TIME. That’s not a throw Mitchell Trubisky makes. That’s a throw Patrick Mahomes makes. He’s just not totally there. The game just has to slow down for him. The 2pt conversion was Jones fault. He should’ve spotted Lewis open in the flat sooner. He fires right away, it’s an easy conversion. Jones has ALL the tools though. Freakish athlete for his size. Game just has to slow down for him.

  8. Its ok for a QB to throw two interceptions … if he also throws 5TDs and over 400 yards.
    Jones was a bad pick and is not a starting QB. He should have been taken in round 2 or 3.
    After Gettleman is fired the new GM will draft a QB.

  9. giants fan here…this guy is killing us, plain and simple…i have watched all aspects of the team, o-line, d-line, secondary lb, rb improve each week, the one person who hasn’t #8, he has the pocket awareness of a blind dog and tries to be a hero at times when its not needed, just throw it away or take the sack, if he’s not doing that he fumbles…giants could easily 5-3, 4-4 right now if not for the qb play…he’s 5 turnovers away from tying ryan leaf, i’m old enough to remember him, that ain’t good

  10. I’ll take undrafted Kyle Allen over this guy …. how do the Giants have 3 top 5 draft picks in 3 years and miss on all of them , I know Barkley is good but he’s a running back could have gotten a more important position instead but hey I’m glad they didn’t lol

  11. superfanentertainment says:
    November 3, 2020 at 10:22 am
    Lol…you dingbats talking QBs. Leave it to us professionals. Danny Jones is gonna be just fine. The throw was to pull within 2 was BIG TIME. That’s not a throw Mitchell Trubisky makes. That’s a throw Patrick Mahomes makes. He’s just not totally there. The game just has to slow down for him. The 2pt conversion was Jones fault. He should’ve spotted Lewis open in the flat sooner. He fires right away, it’s an easy conversion. Jones has ALL the tools though. Freakish athlete for his size. Game just has to slow down for him.
    ……………………………………………………………………

    he’s in year 2 he’s not a rookie anymore…. eli was 11-5 in his second year threw a bunch of picks but also threw for almost 4k and had 25 td’s, better team around him back then so i don’t expect 11-5 but i do expect the rest of the numbers to be improving and they’re now

  12. Jones is a good QB, but he needs to learn that he can’t make every throw and he shouldn’t try to make every throw. Sometimes it’s OK to throw it away.

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