The New York Giants had a terrible night on Monday, but maybe their worst play came when Seattle rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon picked off a pass from New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown.
Following the game, coach Brian Daboll was captured on camera sternly addressing his quarterback twice: once as Jones left the field and once when he was sitting on the bench. The iPad was eventually flipped away by Daboll in disgust.
With 1:19 left in the third quarter, the Giants (1-3) were on Seattle’s five-yard line and posing a threat to tie the score. But Witherspoon was struck in the chest when Jones shot the ball left to Parris Campbell close to the hashmark.
Daboll declined to discuss the play’s specifics. But when asked what he intended Jones to do, he gave a direct response.
Daboll becoming angry at his quarterback when they are on the sideline is not entirely unusual. It happened when Jones threw a poor interception against the Tennessee Titans in the team’s season opener last year. It appeared to reverse the situation.
In Week 4 of Daboll’s second season, it happened once more.
On Sunday, the Giants travel to face the Miami Dolphins (3-1).
The Giants’ costly errors weren’t limited to the expensive interception. In the game, Jones threw two interceptions and lost a fumble deep inside his own territory, which was later returned for a touchdown. In four games this season, he has now committed seven turnovers.
The erratic Giants gave up 11 sacks during the game. Six special teams infractions against Seattle were also noted against them. Everything that might go wrong, did.
Jones and the Giants have had a terrible start to the year. In the first four games, he has thrown six more interceptions than he did in all of last season (five).