Wyche On Giants: "I Don't See What The Long-Term Plan Is"

Do you know what the Giants are doing? Many NFL analysts, including Steve Wyche, do not

The DA Show
April 29, 2019 - 11:44 am

NFL Network analyst Steve Wyche heard for weeks that the Giants were going to draft Daniel Jones with the sixth pick, and he had no idea why.

So he asked his co-workers.

“They said, ‘Because (Dave) Gettleman is not a risk-taker,’” Wyche said on The DA Show. “‘He’s your conservative investor, so to speak. He’s not going to go with the high-risk, potentially high-reward. He’s going to go with the moderate long-term investment type guy. That’s what they view Daniel Jones as because he’s similar to Eli.’”

Jones wasn’t exactly dominant at Duke. He played three seasons, never completed 63 percent of his passes, never threw for at least 2,900 yards, never averaged even 7.0 yards per attempt, and threw for 20+ touchdowns just once.

“I don’t know the blueprint,” Wyche said of the Giants’ plans. “I don’t know what they’re trying to do. I know you’re trying to build as you’re staying competitive. I just don’t see where the overall talent is. I don’t see what the long-term plan is.”

Or if Pat Shurmur can execute it. Shurmur, 54, has had success as an assistant but hasn’t been a head coach since 2012.

“This is a coach who hasn’t won,” Wyche said. “This is his second opportunity, so he’s got a lot of work to do. I’m very, very interested to see what happens this year with the Giants because I think a lot of us are wondering what exactly it is the Giants are trying to build.”