The Washington Commanders vs. the New York Giants
The NFL is great because of the incredible amount of parity in the league. Within a couple of years, a team can turn everything around and be competitive IF they play their cards right.
Look at the Houston Texans. They were a terrible team for a couple of years. They got a good draft position. They then picked the right rookie quarterback, hired a good head coach, and now they’re back to being good…
And then there’s the Giants. They can’t do anything right. They’re now bottom-feeders where they deserve to be after making terrible choices.
Commanders offense vs. Giants defense
There’s a chance that Sam Howell is just a quarterback who throws for 300+ yards now. He’s done just that over the past three weeks, and there’s no reason to think that’s going to change this week against a terrible Giants defense.
It really does look like that G-Men defense has opted to quit on their offensive teammates and coaches. In their Week 9 loss, these guys looked like they just wanted to get off the field and the easiest way to do that was to just let the Cowboys score.
To be fair, it’s hard to blame them.
There was a stretch of games there, where they had held a handful of teams to 14 points or less, but their offense was so bad it didn’t really matter. The point here is that if these guys want to quit on the season, that makes all the sense in the world.
There’s a general thought that you can’t actually tank in the NFL because everyone is playing for a contract. With the Giants, it's hard to be sure.
Any normal person would probably want to call it quits on their career with how poorly that team has performed. In any other locker room, they’ll be ‘That guy from the 2023 Giants’ and that’s a title you wouldn’t wish on anyone.