were you all right? Sorry about that. Everything.
Everything good now? Yeah.
I just have to get the door.
Okay, So that's what I was saying.
Uh, I've heard this, like in the media, and, you know, I would say it's true, but Marc Colombo has been an offensive line coach for the past three years, and he took over for Paul Alexander.
And I'm gonna bring up Paul Alexander in a second because he plays a major, I would say roll and the criticism of Marc Colombo, though the two worked with each other.
Colombo, Um, going back to your point of the young offensive lineman.
You know, they see him as one of their own because he used to be an offensive lineman.
He played in the league.
And, uh What? I'm going back to Paul Alexandre.
Paul Alexander was fired mid season in the cow from the Cowboys.
And, I believe 2018.
I think so. Yeah.
I think he was an assistant 2017.
I'm not that sure, but, um, you saw at some point this season Paul Alexander, who's an accomplished offensive line coach he studied Andrew Thomas is film and pointed out many things that his transition from Georgia in the technique he had there on the good technique took their And then he pretty much, you know, didn't mold it into his NFL style.
And Paul Alexander was like, Well, why isn't he transitioning like he, you know, should be the fourth overall pick, cause you look at the other tackles, You look at my conducting, Tristan works and you take a look at, uh what did Rick Wills you are performing great so far, or at least decent enough.
And, you know, I guess they're Alexander started taking shots at his assistant saying he's teaching him the wrong or his left leg was lifting up when he was originally, uh, going into stance or whatever.
I forget, you know, the specific says, I'm not an offensive lineman, but you just see their I guess he wasn't pulling his strings Colombo and again to probably finish this off.
You know, I don't know how you go up there to talk Thio, Joe, judge like that and to swear at him.
And then, you know, this could pose something for Jason Garrett as well, because lot of systems have offensive line coaches that worked well with offensive coordinators.
One of the reasons that Bill Callahan was not hired is three offensive line coach for the Giants is because he did not get along with Jason Garrett and his time in Dallas.
Ah, lot of Giants fans.
I did Tua's well, but then when he went to Cleveland, I said, You know what? Let's hire Marc Colombo, do Guam.
Oh, I really don't care which.
But I'm gonna bring up one more situation and then I'll let you have a little bit of say of the Indianapolis thing with.
They had a phenomenal offensive line.
Brandon Smith, Quinton Nelson coming in the league as first year players.
Uh, you also had Anthony Castonzo, the veteran tackle, good offensive line, probably the best in 2018.
And you know, obviously he was the genius of that.
And also he took over for Dante star Nicaea when he retired in New England.
But going back to what I was talking about with Denzel good, it is What happened was good was a I would say, veteran tackle, and he was also, I would say, a reserve tackle and one week I think his brother was murdered and he had to go down, uh, toe where his family lived.
I don't know where.
And the grandma was ****ed at him.
He said, You know, you should really play through these things, and you should get over it and that, you know, I'm not gonna play you on the offensive line for all the time that I'm here.
In the time that you're sounds like an ask polish s***bag is moved by Do well, mo, Uh, he doesn't perceive to be a nice guy, but let's see here and see what he does.
I have an open mind, and, uh, you know, Joe judges on a nice guy.
I wouldn't expect to grow Moto B.
And hopefully he does his job, and he has an established resume to go along with.
Listen, I mean, I'm gonna guess we'll close it up.
This this segment with this I mean, I'm gonna I'm gonna go as far as to say it as like this, the way things broke down and the way they ended.
We'll never really know exactly what happened.
We'll never know what Colombo called.
Judge will never know what judge called Colombo, will never know exactly what happened because it's private matter, despite what the media reports will. Never.
Actually, no. I will say this, though.
In many instances where a controversial coach firing happens, you're not going toe.
See the result and basically the fare ruling on if he was good or bad.
Like, let's say, for example, you look at when the Raptors finished one of the higher seeds in the East and they fired Dwane Casey after he won coach of the year because they were disappointed with him.
But then they signed Kawai and they went a championship.
So you can't really blame Dwane Casey and say it was his fault because they added Kawai, right? Well, that's not the same as this scenario.
Why? Because you have the same personnel on the same offensive line, plus all the all the guys on this offensive line or young.
So if now all of a sudden this new guy comes in and Andrew Thomas starts playing well because he's so young and he's still you could still develop him within the next six weeks.
If you see Andrew Thomas playing well, you're going to know that it was Mark Colombo's fault.
So that's the only nice thing about this situation.
Really? So I'll close it with that, I guess.
No, Just give me one second, and we'll get to the next stop.
Excuse me? My own issue.
This is the the all interruption podcast here.
So, uh, shoot me some questions in the comments if you want, while the IGP is taking care of his stuff.
You still on here, bro? Interrupt? Yeah, for riel.
That's like what we should call it.
Yes, sir. CJ still here.
All right, let me see what's next on the list.
Uh, into the bye week, actually.
Know what? Before we go to the bye week breakdown, I wanna break down some of the I would say places Dave DiGuglielmo has made as stops on his list.
So from 91 to 92 he was a graduate assistant at Boston College.
He was born in Massachusetts, so that makes a lot of sense.
Assistant head coach and offensive line coach for three years at Boston University, then went on to be the offensive line coach in Connecticut for two years, Uh, four years, five season, then worked under Tom Coughlin as an assistant offensive line and quality control coach from 2004.
Yeah, I think I think I knew that, actually.
Yeah, was the, uh he wasn't Actually, I'll make the connection to Pat Flaherty in about two minutes.
Or at least when I'm done reading this.
Uh, made his first stop in Miami from 2000 and 9.
2011 is the offensive line coach.
Where are the Jets? Uh, to be their offensive line coach. 12.
And then he was an ****yst for a radio station.
Miami is their offensive line coach.
Moved on to to the Indianapolis Colts to be their offensive line coach.
And to be that that actually, that was where I was most impressed with him because that off the blind till this day, guard Quinton Nelson, who went I think he was a top five pick or six.
That actually in the Sam Donaldson Kwan Barkley draft.
But, um, yeah, that offensive line is ferocious.
So that was one of the main reasons that and having worked under Coughlin at some point where Two of the main reasons why? I was like, I'm cool with them.
Firing Colombo for this guy.
He came back the third time in Miami.
2019 is their offensive line coach in 2020 obviously off, actually, with Pat Clarity will make it so pat Flair Pretty off.
He was the main offensive line coach from the Giants from, I believe 2000 and 4 to 2015, while mainly got him fired, was the fact that he was not getting along with Eric Flowers.
I'm pretty sure that a lot of people wouldn't get along with Eric Flowers knowing how disastrous he was.
That **** I Yeah.
So he got fired 2015.
I think he went to Jacksonville, or maybe he went somewhere else.
Then in 2019, they hire him is a part of Pat He They hired him as a part of Brian Florence's new staff staff, but they couldn't.
He couldn't implement their blocking systems, so they fired him and they put in DiGuglielmo, which you know it's funny because he was the main offensive line coach and the assistant was the well mo.
So just little connection there.
Uh, some takeaways from obviously, uh, his time, and a lot of people ripped them for that offensive for the offensive line that he did coach in 2019.
Bring that up in a second because a lot of people are relevant with that.
Eso Here's some football outsiders Rankings in 2018 with calls their fourth and run blocking second in pass protection.
2017, uh, with the Miami he was 30th and his offensive line was 30th and run blocking 11 in pass protection.
2015 with New England second run blocking 18th in pass protection.
5th and run blocking second and pass blocking 2012 with the Jets fit in run blocking 30th and past bucking, I could not find the stats for 2019 Miami Dolphins, but everyone was ripping him for all Miami Dolphins.
Oh, the offense along was terrible.
Well, let me explain something.
You What talent did he have on that offensive line? I'm pretty sure he has better talent now than he did last year.
Look at this Office Texans.
Michael died or a rookie, Daniel Kilgore.
Uh ah, veteran center.
That's been all over the place.
He didn't make the Pro Bowl at one point, I believe ****. Calhoun.
I think he's a vet. Actually.
May have been a rookie trade away.
We Landry Tunsil was back in 2017.
I'm pretty sure he was charted the year before.
Are you sure it wasn't? 20 stated And then from I'm pretty sure because that was the still straight right was created.
Hunter was traded.
That was in 2018.
I'm pretty sure that was, but let me let me look at him.
I'm pretty sure that was That was That was a multiple.
I'm pretty sure that took place in, like, March or some early part of 2019, but take a look right now.
Um, August 31st, 2019.
So that was way about maybe two weeks a week before.
Ah, you know, the opening day.
So they had to put Julian Davenport in there and then compare it to their off the line in 2017, which is better.
Even though Adam Gates was the coach Leterme tonsil Ted L****n, Mike Pouncey, Jermon Bushrod and Juan James.
So, yeah, Joe and James start that year.
Joanne James was actually started that year.
And then he signed the big bridge in contract.
And then So it was actually on the Giants radar for a little while that Yeah, I think it was, what, 2019.
He was going on.
And then they pretty much gave up on that situation.
Yeah, I think they wanted Daryl Williams after that.
He signed with the Panthers. Yeah.
Decided to take my Kremer's, which wasn't ultimately bad.
A lot of people think that's, you know, super bad, but I think he's better than Cam Fleming.
Uh, pros established resume has been with the New York Giants.
Hey, was a part of that offensive line? Indianapolis, The Cons? Uh, Denzel, Good situation.
And, ah, the offensive line might not take players like Columbo, but let's see, I think they'll move on, uh, knowing that they trust Joe Judge, this team is moving in the right direction, and they had to see something in their own mind when they said, Okay, Joe, judge is helping us with these last two weeks, and that's why we're winning.
I mean, if you look at the *** and people will say, Oh, the Giants gave up five *** against the watch.
Well, one was a flea flicker that didn't work out, and then some of them were coverage.
*** struggled, and a lot of people blame Well, Hernandez all Will Hernandez.
You know, last two weeks.
Hey, wasn't in the offensive line.
That's why they're producing Better.
Not to mention that that yeah, Not to mention that that Washington defensive front is five first round picks.
All still pretty young other than Ryan Kerrigan as well.
So I mean, it's it's nothing.
Nothing to be that ashamed of.
Especially, you know, they got the win.
The whole story, people, uh, that's pretty much that.
Let's go on a defense of success.
So I was originally gonna add up, um, up to 10 weeks, which actually, uh, make a connection to back the last season.
We played 10 games before by last season, same thing this season, But obviously, we are a better team this season.
We were a T this time this year.
Giants are 11th and points seventh in rushing yards, 23rd in passing yards and 15 and total yards per game, which is pretty good.
And obviously everyone something and people are scared.
In my opinion, I'm not scared that Patrick is gonna get picked off by someone else to be a head coach.
I don't think he is because if you're taking a defensive coordinator for one year, that's been worked out, and I just think that's really irresponsible in my because everybody was fantasizing about Robert Salad last season.
But it is glorious.
I would say in a giant's perspective, what he's done this season.
You know he's been trying the high, that second corner spot for the longest time.
He's been doing all this safety stuff and he's formulated a pass rush.
Even though they don't have the number one pass rusher, he's formulated a pass rush that's tied with the Ravens seventh in the league.
I believe it's like 22 or 28 sacks on the season, where on pace to get at least 40 on the season, which we haven't had in a long time.
So this defense is really coming back and he's really, really using and utilizing the offensive linemen and Blake Martinez really well as you see, like when we're talking about Probo Probo, voting is up, by the way James Bradberry Defense.
Blake Martinez Defense.
Dexter Lawrence Defense.
Leonard Williams Defense.
He's made them look, you know very well and again, we don't have another one pass rusher.
Leonard Williams leads with five sacks, but still I mean, well, that was actually perfect the way that you ended with that, because about Leonard Williams being a sack leader with five *** because it's gonna lead right into what I was about to say about why I think this defense and you know exactly what I'm going to say.
Also, that's why I see you smiling.
But why? I think this defense has played so well, and it's clearly to me because of the style of play and the New England, as Paul Latino would say Belichick e and style.
Like you said to us one time a couple months back, Um, he predicted it.
I wrote about it before we did that, and I'm just happy that it was so predictable and that it actually turned out.
It was Honestly, you have to credit Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge for making the decision together on what they needed to do, and they did that that style for those of you and the viewers who don't know the Belichick and style defense is sacked by committee, and you build it from the back to the front, meaning you need a marquee cornerback, good safeties who who can blitz and middle linebackers who kind of all over the place and commit can stop the ball everywhere.
That's exactly what the Giants did.
If you look who's their highest paid player on defense, gentleman goes out and he gets James Bradberry first.
Three year, $45 million deal.
I believe he's the highest paid on the defense.
And is that Is that correct? Yes, I think I would have e think Second would be.
I think second would be Williams.
Williams is franchise tag is 14 million dollars a year.
Yeah, no, he's three years 30.
That was what I was gonna say.
You build a contract for Williams, right? Exactly, because it's such a young team, but you build it from the back to the front, and that's exactly what they're doing with Bradbury and Martinez.
And those two guys alone have really made all the difference as well as the step.
The stepped up play from Leonard Williams.
So they've gentleman's moves on that defense.
They're starting to shape up look really, really, really good, especially if they can add a guy like Michael Parsons or or maybe even Gregory Russo from Miami.
I don't know if I pronounce his name right either, but, uh, if they can add another defensive piece, this team can really be a top five defense in the coming years, in my opinion, and it's due to the style that they're playing.
If you look, I think every guy on the defensive line has has earned at least one sack this year.
Doesn't matter who it is.
It's a sack by committee, and I think if you look at the Giants as a team as a whole, there, they're not in the bottom half of the league in sacks from.
If I'm not mistaken, if not, it's yeah, exactly.
But we don't have anyone who has more than five ***, and that's the beauty of it.
That's the beauty of the Belichick Ian style to me, so that's the main reason why they've been so good in my opinion, and to pick apart like a lot of people were questionable about hiring patch of Graham because, you know, the defense in Miami wasn't that good.
Well, first of all, they didn't really have, like, first.
Listen, I'm not taking away from him, but he's like he's not Stephanie Gilmore.
He's not James Bradberry type.
I would say James Bradbury is good, man.
James Bradbury is ****ing good, man.
That's That's the difference between what we're doing and what he did in Miami.
You didn't have, like, the greatest amount of proven talent because the Dolphins were like top five.
Even top three and rookie snaps played.
They had Nick need, um, they had a bunch of corners, they a bunch of.
That's kind of like what we heat what we had last year.
But, you know, And by the way, by the way, look at that defense.
Now look at Miami difference now.
I mean, they had to e would say key players Byron Jones by Byron Jones.
Yes, but I'm saying it's the way the system works.
You need to add a guy.
They're doing the same system floors.
Is a Belichick guy as well? Yes, I'm saying you can and give Patrick Graham.
You propel yourself into a top 15 defense with this with this system.
Eso That's why I'm go ahead and hate on Graham.
Sorry to interrupt you again.
The ones who had I think he was outside linebacker. Seven.
***. That's not a lot.
And they Not to mention they gave up Trey flowers and free agency to the Detroit Lions.
Eso he obviously meaning Bell like I knew what he was doing.
And I think his son is actually calling plays now.
His son actually has been calling Pays now for like two years.
But my check hasn't really said much about it.
Steve Bell check.
First of all, looks to be a very promising young coach.
You might have a good career.
Who knows the name might get him, get him the opportunity.
But yeah, I was going to say about the Trey Flowers thing.
Um, Belichick certainly knew what he was doing.
They don't need that marquee past Russia, and Belichick knew that Matt Patricia really like Trey Flowers from his time in New England.
And that's that's why they traded him.
My Patricia is what? What's the record now? Four and 645 Yeah, he's certainly on the hot seat Now they better make a playoff spot or do something because I'm not too convinced.
And I don't know how a code is playing.
So I would have toe research myself.
Uh, let's go into Daniel Jones.
Let's see how many fumbles.
I believe he has eight fumbles this season.
I just want to do the math real quick.
Um, see one? Well, yeah, I got I didn't print it out, so I gotta actually look at this screen.
34 By the way, if you If you're wondering why I keep looking at my phone, it's because, uh, NBA free agency officially started five minutes ago.
Yeah, so I'm looking out looking out for those watch bombs.
I know some of the guys in the comments are as well.
So Daniel Jones has eight fumbles on the season, though the last two games he has not given game, I don't think Well, he gave it over an interception.
He's on the picks and fumbled.
How? Maney eight times.
So conclude that if you were to take that and say, Oh, he lost those fumbles, I'll be 17 turnovers.
It's not Hey, lost it against the Chicago Bears.
Um, C e can't really read information.
But anyway, he's had a very I would say good lab, like a sneeze in a second.
Jesus, I've been keeping track, bro.
You, you might You might want to go get yourself tested.
I think that I'm just fashion better, in my opinion, as a quarterback, but, uh, let's see.
He had 12 interceptions last year.
He has nine so far this year.
We all know the first four weeks for absolute hell and obviously, you know, the fumble against the Eagles and then obviously the interceptions against the Bucks.
Obviously, everybody was rambling about that, but again get 38 yards, sometimes by yards after catch, and I'm pretty sure Golden Tate snapping doing this year.
He had a 38 catch like he took it down and made the catch pretty good. 12.
Uh, Darius Slay.
On the last, I think, was four minutes.
The game made a toe tap, you know, over the shoulder. He threw.
It wasn't really It was almost a back shoulder that was under thrown.
It was back shoulder, but it was a good throw.
It seemed like he purposely did Yeah, you had the one destroying Shepherd and you had the one toe Don Luis early on.
So he is improving by the stats.
Let's see what else compared to his 2019.
Obviously, he turned over the bar or fumbled 18 times that they gave it away 11 times.
Ah, let's see this combination percent, I think, is up.
But let me look at I have it side by side comparison, his quarterback rate, his Q b r is actually up.
Uh, his completion percentage is up his yards air probably gonna go up.
But then again, I can't make to sure of that.
Uh, obviously his touchdowns air gonna be down, but we'll see over the next six games interception percentage.
It's up by one point touchdown percentage.
It's down by, I would say, almost three points again.
That's just ****ytics, But still his longest is a 50 yard pass, and obviously he's been running the ball a lot more of this season, going back to the game against Philly and all the games he's had this season.
That's what I like that you know, if you can't find a way to include Jones in the passing game, or he's not doing something.
He's running the football.
So he's, you know, producing.
It's not like he's just doing squat.
Okay, so I know Nixon here, so I'm gonna have to watch myself in case his head doesn't explode over there while he's watching.
Because we argue about Daniel Jones a ton, Nick and I, um, here's my thing on Daniel Jones.
Do I think he has a bright future? Yes, if he stops with the turnovers so far, it kind of with those turnovers, which is happy, which means which makes me happy because I was wrong and that means that we might have a guy who's Ah, it was really made for this.
But again, I do have to admit Daniel Jones is a type of quarterback that might lose you a game, but he's never gonna win you a game.
In my opinion, he might make a play down the line that wins you game, but he's never like you said.
He's never going to be the guy with ***y stats, just as Eli Manning was.
Eli Manning was never a ***y stuff.
High on the yards and touchdowns list is because he played for so long and so consistently every game.
But if you feel like Manning played eight year career, he would not have good stats.
Daniel Jones is the same way.
In my opinion, he's just like he's so similar to Eli.
He's Eli with wheels, in my opinion, and he's gonna be a very he's gonna be.
Just believe me.
This is not the end of it for Daniel Jones.
He's not going to just all of a sudden magically start playing well every game and everyone's gonna love.
Everyone might love him in the future, but he'll always be under the microscope.
That's New York.
That's the market he's in.
And if you're not a Patrick Mahomes guy, they're not gonna love.
They're not gonna love you like that.
It doesn't matter what you dio doesn't matter if you win two Super Bowls.
He'll always be under the microscope microscope because he's in New York.
And that's just that's just that's just a fact, in my opinion.
And again, the Giants aren't don't want him to be a Patrick Mahomes.
They don't need him to be that through it all guy, they need him to come out Weekend, week outplay, consistent do his job.
That's all they need him to do.
He's not the focal.
I'm trying to build it like that.
I think they're still committed to the having.
This offense revolved around the run game, but yes, I mean, that's just my take.
And there's two things cabbage with and obviously I think at this point, that's what the Giants have to accept.
And that's what the Giants are okay with, You know? Yes, I think they knew that when they drafted him.
I think they knew that when they when they drafted him.
They knew that that Eli wasn't that guy and I think they took him partly because he was very similar to Eli.
Sure, he had all the makings. He had all the dimensions.
He's a smart kid. He's a nice kid.
He fits the class of the organization.
But come on to believe that they didn't see some Eli in him and we're like, turned on by that.
That's just that clearly is what happened.
I think they knew that.
David Cutcliffe product Eso like and also Daniel Daniel usedto used to play with Eli in the summers at the at the man in Q B camps and stuff like that.
There's clearly similarities there.
Besides, for obviously the athleticism Jones has, which is if he has the same clutch drive that Eli does, he could end up.
You never know what he could end up being, but But they clearly did see somebody lying him.
And I don't think they ever drafted him, anticipating that he would be in homes or or Shawn Watson or ah, playmaker like that or someone that that wins you games alone.
I think they knew that.
And that's why it's going to be easy for them because they're never going to have to accept any.
That's why, uh, a lot of Giant.
Obviously, you're going to get all these fandoms when it comes.
Uh, mon Trevor Lawrence.
Let's just say you know Daniel Jones like the last place that way, probably the rest is he's with some turnovers, but you, you're certified that he's Eli.
A lot of giant fans have this mentality all.
Let's go get an upgrade. Quarterbacks.
I've never doubted Trevor Lawrence his talent, but we're not in that situation where we have toe put quarterback first.
Let's just say everything goes out and then address the other no wide receiver, cornerback to linebacker to and maybe an additional pass rusher.
I don't really know any needs from their Honestly, you take those.
Maybe a depth Teichmann to me.
I agree with you and I'll keep.
I'll keep saying it.
I don't know if my screen's frozen for you. It's frozen for me.
I'll just keep talking.
I can hear you, um, for me.
The Giants would be have to be crazy to look at a quarterback in this draft, and they're worse than the Jets going in and they get the first pick.
Then they should take a quarterback because that means something went awfully wrong with Daniel Jobs and post games, where he plays well on getting the first pick.
It is just it is not likely.
Yeah, and they need to win what three games to get in the playoffs, and they need a odds to play off of them because you need to win.
It's not even about that. I'm gonna go.
Sorry, it's not even about the playoffs.
For me, it's more about I'm sorry.
It's more. It's not about the playoffs.
For me, it's more about not losing, not losing the amount of games, to put yourself in the position where you could get Lawrence.
You know what I'm saying? Listen, if they lose a couple of games, they lose a couple games.
They don't make the playoffs.
But if they end up going three and and 13 or whatever it is and and being the worst team in the lead, then they should draft Lawrence.
But if they're picking two or three or four or five wherever they're picking no quarterbacks, there's no reason exactly.
Take Parsons takes take Sul, take trade back toe to 10 15, take a Farley or a certain you know, like and again, the only need they really do have the only needs they really do have.
Like you said, like I could see them taking maybe another middle linebacker, probably the most gaping, like need that you'd see right away.
It's probably cornerback, too, maybe another receiver, but I have a feeling they're going to go after that Free agent.
There are a couple of young guys, um, in the free agency this coming season, Uh, Kenny God is my favorite target for them.
Um, you saw some trade reports near the deadline, but, uh, I think I think I think he would be, Uh, yeah.
Could be Alan Robinson as well.
But I like Kenny Golladay.
I like his size.
I like how he could go up. He's a red zone target.
I like how it will take a lot of attention off various laden.
I think Darius Laden could be one of the league's premier wide receiver twos.
I don't think he's a wide receiver one.
I think he could be one of the premier wide receiver twos, though.
Yeah, sorry without Sequana.
And I think the Giants have really done this very well.
They've been managing up without Devonta Freeman, too.
So let's see the first game.
Obviously, I'm gonna go this game by game.