Giants news, 8/23: Debate over the block that caused Kayvon Thibodeaux’s injury

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Kayvon Thibodeaux injury scare sparks dirty play debate | New York Post

As the Giants await the fate of Kayvon Thibodeaux’s injury, some critics and former players are wondering if the edge carrier was shot down on a dirty play. During the second quarter of Sunday’s Giants-Bengals preseason game, Thibodeaux appeared to injure his knee after a cut block by Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss.

NFL Network’s Rich Eisen tweeted “Penalty. Hefty Fine. Suspension. Nothing less is okay.” A former Giant QB, now Commanders TE, intervenes in the game:

Carl Banks also weighed in:

Kayvon Thibodeaux injury: Rookie says ‘I’m fine’ after knee injury | Big Blue View

Giants coach Brian Daboll acknowledged Thibodeaux’s blocking was within the rules and his team is doing it too.

“Those are the rules,” Daboll said. “They allow it. We do too. I have to do a good job playing it. It’s bad luck. Whatever the rules are, they are the rules.

Darrian Beavers injury: Giants rookie linebacker tore ACL | Big Blue View

Beavers was one of many Giants injured Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second pre-season game. He was injured while attempting to tackle Bengals running back Trayveon Williams early in the third quarter. He was caught with his left leg outstretched and his foot planted as he encountered the RB, which likely led to the injury.

Coach Brian Daboll after the match on WR Alex Bachman’s performance:

10 Risers and 5 Fallers: Giants players whose stock improved or fell after Sunday | Big Blue View

BBV’s Ed Valentine offers his stock portfolio on players such as LBs Blake Martinez and Tomon Fox, OL Devery Hamilton, QB Tyrod Taylor and WRs Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay.

5 takeaways from Brian Daboll’s Monday media availability | Big Blue View

On Kenny Golladay getting zero targets in 21 shots…

“Look, unless you’re calling a screen pass or a throw sweep, you really don’t have guys in places who think the ball could go there on first play. But I think Daniel has did a really good job of getting the ball where he needed to get it thrown making good decisions playing on time playing under control thats the only thing about a skilled receiver or player , you’re not guaranteed to get all those looks. It’s grounded, at least the way we do it is grounded in how the defense plays and our reading progress. And I think Daniel made some very good job with that.

The Giants’ offensive tackles received the highest pass blocking ratings from PFF:

Giants pre-season takeaway: Kayvon Thibodeaux injures knee, Daniel Jones sharp against Bengals | Athleticism

Injuries aside, the most notable development on Sunday for The Athletic’s was quarterback Daniel Jones’ sharp performance. Playing in the second quarter, Jones completed 14 of 16 passes for 116 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

The only flaw was the interception that went through the hands of tight end Daniel Bellinger on a passing route. The pass was slightly high, but Daboll left no doubt who he considered responsible for the turnover. “We have to catch him,” Daboll said.

A Baldy Breakdown with a spotlight on RT Evan Neal:

This week’s opponent

Jets fans agree Joe Flacco is the QB pick as Zach Wilson is out | Green Nation Gang

Flacco is clearly going to be the Jets guy, getting 69% of the vote. It’s been clear for some time that they consider him a superior option to White. You could even say that was the case last year when they quickly traded for Flacco after Zach Wilson got injured.

Joe Flacco, many Jets starters sit Monday night | ProFootballTalk

SNY’s Connor Hughes reports that the team plans to seat the “vast majority” of its veteran players. The team had two days of joint practices with the Falcons before Monday’s game.

Quarterback Joe Flacco is part of that majority, along with point carrier Carl Lawson, wide receiver Corey Davis and wide receiver Elijah Moore are others who won’t be on the field against the Falcons.

Green, with streaks of gray: Jets prepare unique roster for ages behind Flacco, Brown | ESPN

An organization that prides itself on youth – the bedrock of its entire rebuilding plan – will start the season with a 37-year-old left tackle protecting the blindside of a 37-year-old quarterback, assuming the surgically repaired knee of Zach Wilson isn’t ready for Week 1.

No team has ever started a game with an offensive tackle (on either side) and a quarterback at 37 or older, according to ESPN Stats & Information, which has positional data dating back to 1950.

around the league

Carolina Panthers name Baker Mayfield as starting QB for Week 1 against Cleveland Browns | ESPN

The Panthers on Monday named Mayfield the starter for the Sept. 11 opener against the Cleveland Browns, who rose from the first pick in the 2018 draft after trading with the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson.

“When we started the process, we said we were looking at three things,” coach Matt Rhule said. 1, control of the offence; No. 2, Situational Football Excellence; and #3, move the ball and get the guys involved…Baker has made a lot of improvements, a lot of growth in all three areas in a short time. ”

Bills trade Cody Ford with Cardinals | ProFootballTalk

The Cardinals and Bills agreed to a trade on Monday, with Buffalo sending offensive lineman Cody Ford to Arizona in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2023. Ford joined the Bills as a second-round pick in 2019 He started 29 of the 38 games he played for the team and saw good tackle time as well as both guard positions.

Former Giants Justin Pugh and Will Hernandez are expected to start guarding for the Cardinals while Kelvin Beachum leads the depth chart at right tackle. The team’s depth options have had injury issues, which is likely why Ford is heading to the desert.

Three NFL teams most likely to go from worst to first in their division | PFF

Based on all the moves in the offseason, it’s not entirely surprising that the three teams of odds takers and sources around the NFL identified as the favorites to go from worst (in 2021) to first. (this season) in their respective divisions all come from the AFC.

PFF proposed that the Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos are the teams most likely to jump from the basement to the roof.

Tom Brady returns to Buccaneers facility and trains after extended absence | NFL.com

Tom Brady returned Monday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facilities for the first time since August 11.

The Bucs quarterback returns 11 days after being excused from training camp for “personal reasons”. Late last week, head coach Todd Bowles raised eyebrows when he suggested there was no specific timeline on Brady’s comeback plan. A Monday arrival for TB12 has become the expectation of the weekend.

Raiders trade Nick Mullens with Vikings | ProFootballTalk

Veteran quarterback Nick Mullens is on the move again, traded to the Vikings for a conditional seventh-round draft pick by the Raiders.

Mullens has started 17 games in his NFL career and could edge Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond on the Vikings depth chart as the No. 2 quarterback behind Kirk Cousins. Mullens’ departure likely cements Jarrett Stidham’s role as the No. 2 quarterback in Las Vegas behind Derek Carr.

PFN’s Top 100 College Football Players of 2022 | Professional football network

PFN’s top 100 college football players find the best of the best, previewing the elite-level talent set to grace the pitches on Saturdays this fall. At the top of the list is ohio state QB CJ Stroud, followed by Alabama EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Alabama QB Bryce Young and Georgia DT Jalen Carter.

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