There were several low points during the New York Giants’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night – the offensive line, the missed tackles, everything Daniel Jones did – but the most egregious play was the failed tush push. It’s one thing to copy another coaching staff. This is the NFL, after all. However, copying the damn Eagles and failing so miserably that two of your own players get injured in the scrum is a completely different offense.
Tight end Daniel Bellinger and rookie center John Michael Schmitz was hurt after he was caught in the laundry, and Philly fans should laugh while they can because certain members of the competition committee *Cough* John Mara *Cough* are definitely looking for reasons to ban the glitch game.
Don’t forget that the New England Patriots successfully ran QB sneaks for two decades with Tom Bady, or that teams that can’t do something as simple as walking the ball and dropping forward should be banished to the USFL – yes, this is fraud, dangerous and it should be abolished. Philly has to resort to running back dives and end-arounds just like the other stupid coaches who throw up on their shoes every third. or fourth-And-1.
It serves Brian Daboll right that he had a “running” quarterback and still couldn’t match the Eagles. At least fail creatively like Matt Rhule did when his QB attempt failed (and failed) from the shotgun on fourth-and-short Saturday against Superman over Michigan’s D-line.
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I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it, but back to the Giants. Daboll, who won Coach of the Year honors last season, admitted that the team have never performed their tush push live in practiceand now I have questions about what they actually do during the week.
I thought if teams were going to run through anything live and in the pads, it would be short yardage and red zone Things. While a glorified QB sneak may seem simple to the uninitiated, former coaches and players always tell us that there is much more to it. OK, then explain the Giants to me.
My guess is that no one, not even the Maras, could pull it off, and not only are the G-Men regressed, but they can’t even co-opt perhaps the simplest play in the history of the game. I can understand messing up the Fumblerooski or Spider-2-Y banana, but the tush push? By God, man, it’s not that hard.
What’s the old saying? What if you can’t beat them, steal their playbook and royally screw up their unstoppable game? Yes that’s it.
https://deadspin.com/giants-eagles-nfl-tush-push-brotherly-shove-injury-1850896367 The Giants got what they deserved when they tried to steal from the Eagles