After taking a look at the film from Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones knows that ball security is at the top of his fix-it list during practice this week. Not only was he sacked eight times, but Jones fumbled the ball three times -- two of which led to scores.
Jones has five fumbles already on the season, and he's looking to curb that trend immediately. Seven interceptions have also been put up on the Jones' stat totals for the season, too.
So Jones is getting back to his fundamentals at practice, and really putting emphasis on keeping the ball in his hand instead of the turf.
"Making sure that I'm emphasizing the fact that I have two hands on the ball in the pocket, and I'm making good decisions with the ball," he told reporters Wednesday when asked what he's working on at practice. "Going through my reads and understanding where the ball is supposed to go. The fundamental fact of having two hands on the ball is big."
But during the game, Jones has realized he needs to be more decisive and make his throws instead of standing in the pocket for too long. That will only lead to his linemen getting beat and force an edge rusher to potentially get the ball out of his hands again.
"I mean I think getting the ball out on time is the biggest thing, and I certainly need to do a better job with that," Jones admitted.
Jones also gave credit where credit is due in the case of Chandler Jones, who had four sacks against the Giants on Sunday.
Facing the Lions on the road in Ford Field this Sunday, the O-line will have another tough task containing their pass rushers. Head coach Matt Patricia is not afraid to send his defense into the backfield with force, and 43 sacks have come of it (tied 11th in the league).
The rookie growing pains were expected from Jones, but trying to limit turnovers is one thing the Giants would love to see from him. Having 12 total turnovers to eight total touchdowns isn't ideal, and Jones knows he can fix that.
He must if the Giants wish to capture another win streak this season, and it starts this week against Detroit. Jones says the entire team as a sense of urgency to get back to winning if they wish to keep this season alive in regards to the playoffs.
"I expect us to attack the opportunity, and like I said, there's a sense of urgency," he said. "You can feel that sense of urgency and just excitement for this opportunity. So I think after the [Cardinals] game we were disappointed, but we can't allow that to affect this week."