The offenders of two of the more unfortunate misplays in the Giants’ Thursday loss issued two condemnations on Friday, as well as a stubborn denial of any guilt from a third critical mistake in the implosion versus Washington.
Defensive Darius Slayton, who missed a wide-open catch in the end zone in the 4th quarter, which would have put the game out of reach, was the most apologetic. It was, according to Slayton, “a play that I fully expect to succeed… I should have sped it up. In my life, I’ve dropped a lot of balls.” He also claimed that he’d have dived for the ball after it slipped through his hands outstretched.
Dexter Lawrence, the defensive tackle whose outside penalty gave Washington a second opportunity at the tournament field goal after fumbling the first as called a timeout, is next in the confessional. He began by apologizing, claiming that the game’s play and outcome were “on me” and that he needed to “be more disciplined” in that circumstance.
When Lawrence was asked if the play bothered him, he replied that it did.
He stated, “I maintain a high enough standard.” “I do not play for myself; instead, I play for my teammates on the field. I’m not going to let it happen. I don’t want to disappoint my family. I don’t want to disappoint my family. It’s just a series of sad circumstances. It’s not just because of call that I’m frustrated; that’s because of me. It’s just that I need to be more effective in that environment.”
Although James Bradberry’s interception handed the Giants the chance at the Washington 20 with a little over 2 minutes to go, there’s no way he had been going to take a plea deal to the Giants being overly conservative. With a touchdown, the score would have been 32-27. The Giants would have pretty much gone for two to make it 34-27 or, if they missed, to maintain it at 32-27, compelling Washington to score a point to tie or win the match. However, the Giants ran the ball twice. They threw a short incomplete pass, forcing Washington to use two of its three timeouts while maintaining a 29-27 lead vulnerable to a game-winning field goal. We all know what occurred after that.
“In terms as playing at the moment, I got it,” Judge said of his doubters. “A huge number of people follow football.” “Weekly basis, I analyze almost any two-minute drive in the game, analyzing the many decisions are taken and how they play out.” We apply all of this to our own team’s judgment call to play to our capabilities. We believe our backfield to get that situation going vertically, create the yards to gain a first down, and execute on third down with a squad with three timeouts right there in that position. If you don’t even get it, you have the points, turn over, and have to play defense on the other side of the pitch.
A judge refused to change his mind about his in-game decision.
Of the offensive plan, Judge remarked, “I think we handed the ball to our football player for two excellent runs and tried to get it vertically.” “With a catch on third down, we took a gamble. It would have been a different story in many ways if we had switched right there.