In a rather disappointing showdown on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, the cameras often panned to the crowd, capturing glimpses of Taylor Swift in attendance. However, the real focus was on the New York Giants’ head coach, Brian Daboll, who made headlines for angrily tossing a tablet after showing something to quarterback Daniel Jones during the game.
The tense exchange unfolded following a critical moment in the third quarter when Jones threw an interception, subsequently returned for a touchdown by Seahawks rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon. This interception was just one of the many low points in a dismal evening for Jones and the entire Giants offense. The team surrendered a staggering 11 sacks and committed three turnovers, resulting in a decisive 24-3 loss.
Daniel Jones: It was unacceptable and I let the team down
During the postgame press conference, Coach Daboll refrained from divulging the specific details of his conversation with Jones but provided insight into what he expected from the quarterback during that critical play. “Well, obviously not throw an interception,” Daboll tersely remarked.
The sheer number of sacks endured by the Giants revealed that the offensive struggles extended far beyond a single mistake. Additionally, the absence of star running back Saquon Barkley exacerbated the team’s woes. Nevertheless, Jones shouldered the responsibility squarely on his shoulders after the loss. He candidly described the interception as a “terrible decision and awful mistake,” acknowledging his subpar performance. “I mean, obviously I didn’t play well enough,” Jones admitted. “It was unacceptable, and I let the team down, so I’ve got to fix it. I’ve got to work hard to get it right, and I’m going to do that.”
Giants players have suffered through three disappointing losses with an alarming point differential of 94-15 between each, making their struggles all too apparent. The upcoming matches against Miami and Buffalo promise to be challenging, leaving Daboll, Jones, and the entire team with little time to rectify their issues if they hope to avoid a complete derailment of their season.