Hmm. Is there an interesting reason to watch the New York Giants face the Tampa Bay Bookers on Sunday? Can be. Let's look at three things to watch as the Giants try to avoid falling to 0-3.
How Daniel Jones Changes the Giants Crime
Mark Scofield wrote earlier this week about the various skills Jones brings to the Giants, especially because of his mobility. This week we also wrote about how Jones' presence in the lineup could change Pat Schurmour's playmate.
While it seems obvious that we will see some differences for the Giants, the Giants insist that things will not change.
However, there is still a reason for differences. Partly to use Jones' legs to their advantage and partly because offending a rookie who makes his first start against a 16-year veteran just has to be different.
These differences will be interesting to watch.  Turnovers
The Giants defense hasn't created one yet, while the offense has committed four, making the Giants -4 pick-and-carry ratio second worst in the NFL. Tampa Bay's James Winston has already thrown three interceptions this season, so if the Giants got on board it would look like a week out.
On the plus side, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will probably throw some Jones stuff at the back of a field that is confusing and causing mistakes.
Asked the other day what advice he had given Jones, Manning said "throw it at the man wearing the same shirt you are." Just. "
Let's hope he does.
Can the Giants Cover Someone?
The struggles of rookie DeAndre Baker are well documented. [Film study]. Janoris Jenkins complained about the lack of a pass, but Jackrabbit did not play well enough to earn the right to complain about the performance of others. Antoine Bethea has been exposed several times. Jabril Peppers started quietly in his Giants career.
In two games, opponents have a 132.3 pass rating against the Giants. This is the 30th place in the Championship. The Giants have invested heavily in their secondary during the off-season. They have to hope that it starts to pay off.