New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur spoke on Daniel Jones’ play and the officiating after Big Blue’s Week 5 loss to Minnesota.
The New York Giants failed to win their third consecutive game on Sunday, as they fell to 2-3 on the year. Despite sitting in the basement of the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings were just too much for Big Blue on either side of the football. Minnesota prevailed 28-10 to improve to 3-2.
Coach Shurmur: “I thought (Daniel Jones) battled, and that’s why he’s going to be a good player for us for a long time.”
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 6, 2019
The first-year pro completed 21 of his 38 throws for 182 yards and a touchdown. It was his fourth passing score this year. He also threw an interception, the third of his rookie season.
Shurmur also took the time to bring up the officiating, something he had an issue with during the loss. There was a pass interference that he challenged in which he got wrong, and another situation in which a non-call was initiated on what looked to be hit on Jones after he threw the ball.
Ultimately, Shurmur reiterated that it’s something to address, even if he won’t do it right now.
Pat Shurmur is keeping a lid on his frustrations with officials. Barely. Asked about PI calls and later the refs not protecting Jones on low hit, he says “I’m not going there. I will at some point. And it’s going to be epic.” But not right now.
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 6, 2019
It’ll be interesting to see what Shurmur eventually says about the officiating, especially if he thinks it’s “going to be epic.”
The Giants’ next matchup will be this coming Thursday night against the undefeated New England Patriots. That game will kick off in Foxborough, MA at 8:20 p.m. ET. It’s still unclear if star running back Saquon Barkley will be healthy enough to suit up and play.