Sabo Radio: Sam Darnold held back, Eli Manning unfairly destroyed (Audio)

Sabo Radio discusses New York’s Week 8 of the NFL. The New York Jets and Giants both lose while Sam Darnold and Eli Manning lead the conversation.

Robby Sabo

Another week of NFL action, another disappointment via both the New York Jets and Giants.

For the Jets, the 24-10 final score defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears can’t even begin to properly tell the story. Sam Darnold threw the ball 29 times. Yes, only 29 times despite trailing for most of the game. It’d be OK if the rushing attack actually had his back, but that was the furthest thing from the truth.


The Jets rushed the ball for just 57 yards on 24 inefficient carries. That comes out to a 2.4 yards per carry mark. To continue pounding the rock like this despite such inefficient production actually places young Darnold behind the eight-ball even further than other rookie signal-callers.

Instead of the old-school pounding of that rock, early shots against a single-high could be taken. It’s an issue right now that’ll severely hinder Sam Darnold’s development if not realized and changed by both Todd Bowles and Jeremy Bates.

As far as the New York Giants are concerned, falling to the Washington Redskins 20-13 provided more Eli Manning hate.

The score, for all intents and purposes, was 20-6. A late Jints score made it a one-possession contest.

Putting up another mediocre game, fans were out in full force while riding that “Eli Manning is done” campaign. While it’s true the man has some stake in what’s gone wrong, he is not the root cause of the issue and any football mind can see this from a mile away.

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