The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...
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Eli Apple is a confusing case to me when trying to dissect him as a player. He has gone from a surprising pick to showing signs of hope. But after his play on the field this season combined with his general cluelessness off it, is it safe to call him a bust after Year Two? I don't and here's why....
The phrase "the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree," is just too perfect for what this season has been like for the 2016 first-rounder. The Giants are in utter shambles, and everything that was their pride and joy last season (mostly their defense) has crumbled to pieces to everyone's astonishment. Apple was a primary suspect with his shady coverage that he showed as a rookie in his first career games, and in his last time out on the field, just lack of effort whatsoever.
But isn't that what's also going on around him? A complete lack of hope for success can do different things to different people. This year's Giants first round pick, Evan Engram, has been reserved through the chaos this season -- even providing some glimpse of hope for this lackluster offense. But even he is beginning to crack after the Cowboys game.
Now, I'm not trying to compare Apple to Engram in any respect. Engram is more mature, and clearly has his head on straight. What Apple did with tweeting on the sideline, and making these sarcastic comments about him being ready to play isn't what a first-rounder is expected to do, especially not one who has a full season under his belt. I also get that he has had to deal with things off the field like his mother undergoing brain surgery. But that doesn't excuse the actions he has portrayed virtually all season long.
Eli, you have the skillset to be a great cornerback in the league for crying out loud! You're 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and run a 4.42 40. You have the potential to go up against top receivers in the league now instead of three, four, five years into the future. Why waste your god-given talents on just bad, immature, tone-deaf decisions. I get everything around you is toxic, but do what the rest of your teammates are doing and just play through it. It isn't going to last forever.
But if you want to continue to throw away such an early career, then do you. But the Giants are already looking at washing away this mess, and if they feel your actions this season aren't worth your "potential," then don't say I didn't warn you so...
Today's Giants links roundup
The Giants' QB situation could get even worse if they can't figure out what to do by the end of the season >> James Kratch, NJ.com
Eli Manning can't help but to feel for the injured Carson Wentz >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post