WFAN’s Mike Francesa is vehemently against New York Giants fans giving Daniel Jones the nickname “Danny Dimes.”
“I think it’s one of the worst — I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know who started it. I think ‘Danny Dimes’ is one of the worst nicknames I have ever heard,” Francesa said on Thursday.
“It makes my skin crawl to hear ‘Danny Dimes.’ I think it is awful.”
Francesa feels strongly about Jones’ nickname, but he might come around on it eventually. He has already made a complete turnaround on Jones’ arm strength.
Right after the Giants drafted Jones sixth overall, Francesa was certain that Jones didn’t have a strong arm. However, not even five months later, the Sports Pope declares that “everyone knew he could throw the ball.”
Money-back guarantee on this clip. This is f'n priceless. 😂
4/26/19 – Mike Francesa KNOWS Daniel Jones does not have a great arm. (Mike has watched countless Duke football games.)
9/23/19 – Mike tells us that everyone knew, from his Duke days, that Daniel Jones has an arm. pic.twitter.com/bnDggVSlZs
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) September 24, 2019
Jones is off to a fast start in his Giants career despite the polarizing nickname. Through three starts, Jones has racked up 760 yards, four touchdowns, and most importantly, two wins.
Like most rookie quarterbacks, Jones has had trouble taking care of the ball. He has three interceptions and three fumbles in four career games.
Jones will take on a familiar Giant nemesis for the first time in his career on Thursday—the New England Patriots. Head coach Bill Belichick will try and take advantage of the rookie on the short week.
Danny Dimes is going to try and follow in Eli Manning’s footsteps once again and knock off Tom Brady and the Pats.