If Daniel Jones got to play the Washington Football Team every week, the Giants would be one of the best teams in the NFL. The young QB is 4-0 in his career against them, including 2-0 this year following the Giants’ 23-20 win at FedEx Field on Sunday. Sadly, the Giants are 0-7 against the rest of the teams on their schedule. But for this week, it’s a happy recap edition of the “Blue Rush” podcast with Paul Schwartz and two-time Super Bowl champion Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes.
The guys open the show diving into Sunday’s win, which at one point looked like the Giants could run away with it, but they had to bite their nails into the final minute. The defense forced four turnovers, special teams forced one and Daniel Jones and the offense had zero. Five to zero usually would mean a bigger margin of victory than three points, but the Giants will take wins however they can get them. Tynes and Schwartz talk about the offensive line moving a tough defensive line around and creating holes for Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris…yes, Alfred Morris. Jones played just fine and the guys were satisfied he did not fumble and threw the ball away or took the sack when he needed to.
Rookie Austin Mack stepped in and played well as a replacement for Golden Tate, whom Joe Judge left at home after his outbursts last week. Evan Engram was Evan Engram. He made a nice TD catch, but also had a couple of his usual moments that make you scratch your head. Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan made big picks late in the game. Peppers is a “dawg” as Paul likes to say. They get into Alex Smith coming in for the injured Kyle Allen, who had a scary injury that was accidental from Peppers’ leg hitting his. The guys look ahead to the game against the Eagles. Is it a big game? Would the Giants be back in the race with a win?
Speaking of “dawgs,” we had one of the greats join the show. It was another former teammate of Tynes, a Super Bowl 46 champion, captain and three-time Pro Bowl safety…Antrel Rolle! If you ever want to run through a wall, listen to Rolle speak. There were not many guys better at pumping teammates up than him. Rolle spoke about the one speech he made in the 2011 Super Bowl season that got the team amped up in December. They didn’t lose a game after his speech. Rolle also talks about Peppers, the qualifications of a “dawg” and a leader and the team having their sharpest practices leading up to Super Bowl 46. Rolle discusses what has gone wrong for the Giants since he left the team after the 2014 season. No. 26 discusses why Tom Coughlin made him a better person, coaching on his kids’ sidelines and why Tynes was the life of the party, bringing smiles to everyone.
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