I’m not sure if we have ever seen anything like what happened to the Giants on Sunday… losing your starting quarterback, running back and top receiver to injuries. That doesn’t happen much in a season, let alone the same game. The Giants left Dallas with a 44-20 loss, a 1-4 record and their best players on the shelf potentially for at least a few games. It was truly a disaster in Dallas and there’s not too many positives to take away from it outside of Kadarius Toney’s monster performance.
To do a deep dive into the game and all the injuries, we bring you a new episode of the “Blue Rush” podcast with Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz. Me and Tynes interview two-time Giants Super Bowl champion defensive end Dave Tollefson in the second half of the show, ahead of their 10-year anniversary ceremony Sunday at MetLife Stadium of the 2011 Super Bowl championship team.
Blue Rush Podcast with Paul, Lawrence & Jake:
- INJURIES: Have we ever seen something like this with all the injuries? Daniel Jones’ injury is scary. Could be a week, could be up to a month. Hard to tell with a concussion and how he reacts. Saquon Barkley is going to miss at least two games and to be determined from there. Kenny Golladay is still TBD, but seems it could be week-to-week. This team left Dallas as banged up as could be.
- TONEY: This kid is a special talent. Tynes did not mind the punch that much as he was backing his teammate. He will learn from that. He has a special ability and will probably break more Odell Beckham Jr. records like he did Sunday. Hard to not love the skillset he brings to the Giants.
Dave Tollefson Interview:
Two-time Giants Super Bowl champion defensive end
- DEFENSE: This team does not have the depth that his Giants teams had. Their backups back then were starters for most teams. They’re not getting in good situations to allow for a strong pass rush. Losing Dalvin Tomlinson was a major loss for this defensive front.
- JPP: Most talented defensive lineman he played with. He was explosive pre-fireworks accident and post.
- JONES: Everything around him has fallen apart. They will keep him at least for next year for the $4 million and maybe for the fifth year. There’s been so many moving parts and injuries around him, making it tougher to read.
- SUPER BOWL GIANTS YEARS: They had great chemistry. Dave knew their coffee orders and brought everyone coffee. Zak DeOssie made everyone milkshakes. Practices were fun, food was good and everyone worked hard. He’s early for everything now because of Tom Coughlin.
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