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Chase Young: We’re “not really worried” about slow defensive start

Optimistic predictions about the Washington Football Team’s 2021 season highlighted the defense as a reason to think they could return to the playoffs, but the first two weeks of the season haven’t seen the unit play at the same level it was at last year. They gave up 424 yards and 14 third downs to [more]

Report: NFL has “no immediate plans” to modify enforcement of the taunting rule

For the second time since 2014, the NFL has made its longstanding taunting rule a point of emphasis. The NFL won’t be de-emphasizing that any time soon. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the league has “no immediate plans” to instruct the Competition Committee to modify the enforcement of the rule. Per Maske, the [more]

Ron Rivera on taunting penalties: You can celebrate, but we’re trying to prevent a brawl

As one of the members of the NFL’s competition committee, Washington head coach Ron Rivera has a say in the points of emphasis for officials during the season. Through two weeks, the emphasis on taunting fouls has drawn significant criticism — including from NFL players association president J.C. Tretter. So far, officials have thrown 11 [more]

Kenny Golladay says he was screaming at Jason Garrett, not Daniel Jones

Good news, the Giants don’t have an issue between receiver and quarterback. Bad news, the Giants have an issue between receiver and offensive coordinator. Kenny Golladay said Monday, via Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com, that late in Thursday’s eventual loss to Washington he was screaming not at quarterback Daniel Jones but at offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. [more]

NFL believes Dexter Lawrence offside call was correct

Amid real questions as to whether Giants defensive Dexter Lawrence was actually offside for a missed 48 yard field-goal try that gave Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins a mulligan from 43, the NFL has come out with a clear and strong statement that the call was correct. Just kidding. The league has said nothing on the [more]

Dexter Lawrence on offside call: I have to be more disciplined in that moment

Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins missed his first attempt at a game-winning field goal on Thursday night, but he got a reprieve when officials flagged Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence for being offside on the try. Hopkins made the second kick and the Giants were left with an 0-2 record after the 30-29 loss. On Friday, [more]

Joe Judge sees no issue between Kenny Golladay and Daniel Jones

On Thursday night, things got heated between Giants receiver Kenny Golladay and quarterback Daniel Jones. Most of the acrimony was coming from Golladay. On Friday, Giants coach Joe Judge said it’s a non-issue. “I’ve talked to both players,” Judge told reporters, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Everyone’s kind of dismissed everything. Guys have a good [more]

The Darius Slayton misfire: Dropped pass or less-than-perfect throw?

With 6:25 remaining in Thursday night’s game, the Giants held a three-point lead and had possession on the Washington 43. They went for the jugular. Receiver Darius Slayton got behind the defense. Quarterback Daniel Jones saw him. The ball flew Slayton’s way. It bounced off his hand and fell incomplete. Joe Buck of Fox called [more]

Was Dexter Lawrence offside?

Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins got a second chance to win the game on Thursday night after Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence jumped offside on a 48-yard field goal attempt that went wide right. Should Hopkins have gotten that chance? Although Lawrence clearly went before everyone else on the New York defensive line, one of the [more]

Ron Rivera on defense: Too many good players for us not to play better

Discussions about the strengths of the Washington Football Team heading into the 2021 season focused on the defense, particularly on a defensive line featuring four first-round picks who helped push the team to a division title last season. That defense has not been as tough as hoped through two games, however. They were able to [more]

Saquon Barkley: I was able to find one good run, have to continue to trust the knee

The Giants got a glimpse of the Saquon Barkley they want to have in their offense on Thursday night, but just a glimpse. Barkley broke loose for a 41-yard run in the first quarter in Washington and it looked like it might be the start of a big night for the second overall pick of [more]

Daniel Jones: Kenny Golladay was frustrated with situation, not me in particular

After the Giants settled for Graham Gano‘s fifth field goal of the night in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s loss to Washington, it looked like wide receiver Kenny Golladay was shouting at quarterback Daniel Jones on the sideline. The Gano field goal came after a James Bradberry interception in Washington territory, but the Giants [more]

Taylor Heinicke believes he has earned the right to start the rest of the season

Taylor Heinicke was only Washington’s starting quarterback on Thursday Night Football because Ryan Fitzpatrick is injured, but after Washington beat the Giants, Heinicke said he thinks he has earned the starting job for good. Michael Irvin asked Heinicke on NFL Network after the game, “Do you believe, with the job that you’ve done here, that [more]

Joe Judge: I’m not putting the loss on Dexter Lawrence

Thursday Night Football ended in shocking fashion, as Washington missed a game-winning field goal as time expired, only to get another chance because Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence was flagged for jumping offside. That gave Washington another attempt from five yards closer, the kick was good, and Washington won 30-29. Giants coach Joe Judge said [more]

J.D. McKissic: Taylor Heinicke’s calm demeanor reminded him of Russell Wilson

Facing a two-minute drill and a two-point deficit, Taylor Heinicke piloted the offense of the Washington Football Team into field goal range to set up Dustin Hopkins for a game-winning field goal attempt Thursday night against the New York Giants. Heinicke was 6 of 8 for 36 yards on the final drive before Dustin Hopkins’ [more]

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