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It wasn’t too surprising when the New York Giants offense sputtered without Odell Beckham Jr. in Week 1, but Monday night’s 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions exposed some huge problems that go way deeper than Beckham’s health.
This offense is rotten to the core, and it’s hard to see any quick fixes.
With the Giants now 0-2, a return to the playoffs is looking like a distant proposition. The defense still played well, holding Matthew Stafford to just 122 passing yards, the lowest total of his career. But none of that matters as long as the offense plays limp, lifeless, dull football. It’s been a running trend for a while now — New York hasn’t reached 20 points since Week 12 of the 2016 season, an eight-game streak that continued this week.
Ross finished the 2016 season with 1,150 receiving yards, 17 receiving touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and one kick return touchdown. But it was his only truly productive seasons at UW after an ACL tear cost him all of 2015.
That injury and the fact that Ross has already had a few dings during the 2017 offseason raises serious concerns about his longevity. But the Bengals took him at No. 9 overall and that means he’ll have to be more than just a role player with a few manufactured touches.
Marcus Williams Jersey It’s difficult to know how Ross fits in because preseason gave us so little to work with. A shoulder injury kept the rookie sidelined for the first two games and a knee sprain cut his time in the preseason finale short.
In two games, Ross was on the field for a combined 28 snaps and touched the ball three times — twice on running plays. His highlight was a 25-yard run on an end around that showed some of the juice that made him a top draft pick.