Joe Decide as an assistant and particular groups coordinator with the Patriots coached video games again in his hometown of Philadelphia. Thursday night time is a primary for Decide, although. He takes the Giants into Lincoln Monetary Area as a head coach, and that’s one thing completely different.
Or is it?
“I’ll most likely put on a helmet as a result of my in-laws are already shopping for batteries,’’ Decide cracked Monday.
Decide grew up in Doylestown and went to highschool in Lansdale, Pa., about 35 miles northwest of Philly, in a house stuffed with Eagles followers — aside from older brother Jimmy.
“My brother walked round in an LT [Lawrence Taylor] jersey his complete life simply to make us mad as a result of we have been rooting for the Eagles,’’ Decide stated.
The Giants after beating Washington 20-19 are 1-5; the Eagles are 1-4-1.
“It’s a terrific metropolis, it’s bought nice passionate followers,’’ Decide stated. “It’s a superb workforce, it’s clearly a terrific rivalry. I grew up watching these video games, they have been all the time powerful video games, blue-collar kind video games when the Eagles and the Giants performed after I was rising up watching the video games. You’re so centered on the opponent the emotion doesn’t actually get tied into it.’’
The final time a Giants quarterback ran for greater than the 74 yards Daniel Jones had towards Washington was Dec. 30, 1990, when Jeff Hostetler gained 82 yards in a victory in New England. Jones’ 49-yard run was the longest by a Giants quarterback within the Tremendous Bowl period.
Jones on that dash on a read-option reached 20.64 miles per hour, in response to Subsequent Gen stats. The one gamers clocking in with quicker speeds final Sunday have been Robby Anderson, D’Andre Swift, Lamar Jackson, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Derrick Henry.
The Giants didn’t apply Monday, however with a Thursday recreation issued an harm report primarily based on an estimate if they’d have practiced. LB Blake Martinez and DL Dexter Lawrence — each checked for concussions through the recreation — aren’t on the record. It is usually promising that security Jabrill Peppers, who was knocked round within the recreation, will not be on the record.
“A type of video games the place you simply get little issues right here and there,’’ stated Martinez, who missed his first six snaps of the season whereas getting checked out on the sideline.
The Giants estimate the next gamers would haven’t practiced: WR C.J. Board (concussion), DB Adrian Colbert (shoulder), LB Tae Crowder (hamstring) and DB Darnay Holmes (neck). WR Darius Slayton (foot) would have been restricted and RB Dion Lewis (hand) would have been a full participant.
Crowder’s 43-yard scoop-and-score landing for the successful factors was the Giants first go-ahead defensive landing within the final 4 minutes of the fourth quarter or time beyond regulation in 21 years. The final time it occurred? Some man named Michael Strahan returned an interception 44 yards to beat the Eagles (at outdated Veterans Stadium) on Halloween in 1999.