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Giants hit with Daniel Jones truth bomb by 3-time Super Bowl winner

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The New York Giants are 0-2 to start the year. The result may be through misfortune, given the debacle known as their Week 2 loss against the Washington Football Team, but the record isn’t much surprise to anyone.

If you ask former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mark Schlereth, it’s the mediocre run game that’s held them back. According to him, Daniel Jones can’t possibly reach the potential they see in him if they don’t fix their rushing game.

Via Matt Lombardo at FanSided:

“I don’t care how good Daniel Jones might become one day,” There-time Super Bowl winner Mark Schlereth told FanSided, during an appearance on The Matt Lombardo Show podcast. “If you can’t produce a running game, you can’t produce consistency, you can’t design explosives off that running game, Daniel Jones is going to struggle.”

In both Weeks 1 and 2, Daniel Jones has led the Giants in rushing yards. Against the Denver Broncos in their opener, you could chalk that up to Saquon Barkley’s struggles as he returned from injury. Jones’ 27 yards on six carries just barely edged out Barkley’s 26 yards on 10.

But the number was even more glaring in Week 2. Jones tallied 95 yards on six carries, once again gaining more ground on less attempts than the Giants’ highly-touted running back. While obviously their problems run deeper than the run game alone, Schlereth speaks truth in his assessment to an extent.

Third time could be the charm for Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and the Giants as they gear up for their Week 3 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.