HOLBROOK, NY – It’s a brisk, crisp Autumn day and there’s a ton of sports to talk about. We don’t have time for all of it, so I’ve whittled it down to: Jets vs Raiders, Giants Future. Knicks Recap
Jets vs Raiders
Following their disastrous blowout loss to the Chargers Monday night, the Jets are set for another primetime battle this time in Vegas against the Raiders. We’ve seen Josh Dobbs, Gardner Minshew, Taylor Henicke, Andy Dalton all step in as a backup for their teams this season and are at least competent with the ability to move the ball. Why the Jets couldn’t have made a move for one of these guys or any of the capable backups around the league is as bizarre a decision as it gets. With an incredible defense and even mediocre QB play this team could’ve made a deep playoff run. Though this season is far from over, sitting at 4-4 the Jets still have a shot at making a run at the playoffs. With the offensive line in shambles and Wilson at QB they’re going to struggle to score enough points. The defense can keep them in every game, though it can only do so much.
What’s next for Big Blue? With Daniel Jones now lost for the season after tearing his ACL last week, it’s worth discussing what the Jints’ future looks like. With Tommy DeVito likely the QB for the remainder of the season, I don’t see this team even coming close to winning another game. The competition for the number one pick at the moment is the Arizona Cardinals – who get their star QB Kyler Murray back – and the Carolina Panthers, whose first-round pick belongs to Chicago. This upcoming draft class is loaded with QB talent headlined by Caleb Williams from USC, Drake Maye from North Carolina and a plethora of other first round talents.
IMHO, here’s what the Giants should do: Get Caleb Williams. He is a rare once-in-a-generation talent that can’t be passed on. Yes, this team has a lot of issues that need to be addressed. However, passing on a guy like Williams would be a franchise-altering mistake.
Not that the outcome is even remotely in question, but it’s worth mentioning only for the point-spread. The Giants are a laughable 17-point underdogs to the Cowboys, which frankly doesn’t seem large enough.
The Knicks will look to make it three straight this afternoon at The Garden against the Hornets. The Knickerbockers spoiled James Harden’s Clippers debut this week, as well as Victor Wembanyama’s MSG debut. Led by RJ Barrett – who scored 26 and 24 points in each game – they look like the real deal. If Barrett takes that leap we’ve all hoped for when they drafted him, this team will be a force in the Eastern Conference