The Giants had their chances to win Sunday against the Rams. But just like their first three games, it ended in a loss, dropping them to 0-4 on the season. To get into the 17-9 loss, where the Giants are at and the state of the sorry NFC East, we present to you a brand new episode of the “Blue Rush” podcast with Paul Schwartz and two-time Super Bowl champion Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes.
Tynes and Schwartz open the show reacting to Sunday’s game and how Tynes is encouraged by what he is seeing from the defense, which kept them in the game. However, it was the same old song for the offense, which could not find the end zone for a second straight game. The guys talk about yet another slow start for the Giants offense, which needs to change things up and dial up plays that will get the team moving the ball down the field. They get into Daniel Jones’ play and the interception to seal the game in which he had room to run the ball. Tynes explains why he is all-in on Jones as the franchise QB, but with 16 games started under his belt, he will be truly judging his play the rest of the season. They talk about the Golden Tate-Jalen Ramsey fight and Tynes emphasizes once again that the Giants should see if they can get something for Tate in a trade. They finish talking about the game with a few positives coming from the run game from Wayne Gallman and Devonta Freeman. They wrap up the segment talking about the struggles around the NFC East before Tynes gets into why some Giants fans need to get over Odell Beckham Jr. already.
Two-time Giants Super Bowl champion defensive end, two-time Pro Bowler and Giants Ring of Honor member Osi Umenyiora then joins us. Umenyiora talks about not being invited to the Combine, surprising many by going in the second round of the NFL Draft and getting drafted while he was in his pajamas. No. 72 discusses his six-sack game against the Eagles, playing with elite pass rushers alongside him with the Giants and how that made him a better player. Osi and Paul share a love for the Premier League and discuss their differences in teams with Arsenal and Manchester United. Umenyiora also talks about DeMarcus Ware also being a Troy guy like him and Tynes, their college memories and long bus rides together. The BBC NFL analyst also gets into his relationship with Eli Manning, his thoughts on the current sad state of the Giants and what he’s doing in England. Osi on the Giants now: “They have lost their way and their identity.”
Catch up on all episodes of “Blue Rush,” a New York Giants podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz on Twitter @lt4kicks and @NYPost_Schwartz. The next episode of the show drops Thursday.