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Bump N’ Run w/ KT: Nassib Fails To Impress, RGIII Tries To Return To Form And Monmouth Begins Camp

Ryan Nassib  (USATSI)

Ryan Nassib (USATSI)


One week of preseason football is in the books and while many starters did not see playing time, Bump N’ Run was still watching games and evaluating the play of many players. Let’s start this week’s article with a look at the New York Football Giants.

Ryan Nassib Is Not The Answer If Eli Manning Gets Hurt Or In The Future

Based on Friday night’s game, the New York Giants may have an underlying issue at backup quarterback. Ryan Nassib started last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins and the numbers speaks for itself: 7-of-15, 75 yards, two interceptions, four sacks and a lost fumble. Nassib seemed as if he learned nothing sitting behind Manning in his 3+ years in the league.

Besides Nassib the Giants have Logan Thomas on the roster and that’s it. Friday’s game showed how much the Giants need Eli Manning to remain healthy for the entire schedule or it could be a lost season. I’m jumping way ahead but the Giants need to start looking for Eli’s replacement next offseason and get the ball rolling on finding the next starting quarterback of the New York Giants.

Some Bright Spots In Jets Win Over Jaguars

During the Jets 17-13 win on Thursday, you saw moments of brilliance from Geno Smith and the Jets defense. Last week I mentioned how the Jets need to figure out their kick return situation and last week’s game showed that there may be a legit competition for that job. Both Jeremy Ross (51-yard kickoff return) and Jalin Marshall (84-yard kickoff return) had good auditions as that battle may continue until the end of the preseason.

A major issue that came out of the game was the Jets secondary. Besides Darrelle Revis and Marcus Williams, the Jets are thin in the secondary with Buster Skrine and that’s it. Dee Milliner showed that he will struggle playing man defense and other unproven entities vying for a fourth or fifth cornerback position on the team played some also. With the pressure defense that Todd Bowles employs, the secondary could make or break this team so the cornerback and safety positions could be a major storyline as the preseason plays out.

Moving The Chains

  • Is anyone else not buying Robert Griffin III for Cleveland? Two years removed from last playing competitive regular season football and the Browns are taking a chance on him to save the franchise. Get ready for a new quarterback in two years Cleveland.
  • The heir apparent to Tom Brady’s New England throne Jimmy Garoppolo had a good game against New Orleans throwing for 168 yards. It was only one preseason game but he definitely showed something in that game. The question remains whether Bill Belichick believes that Garoppolo is the man to take Brady’s spot.
  • According to many, Mark Sanchez may have won the Denver Broncos starting job with his performance over the weekend. With the Broncos possibly trying to keep Paxton Lynch off the field this season, Sanchez should have the job. The fact that it’s even a competition at this point shows how good Mark Sanchez is.
  • Monmouth University, who was picked to finished fourth in Big South this season, has begun practice down in West Long Branch. While I’m still not fond of the Hawks playing in the Big South, Monmouth is a threat to win the Big South with the returning Cody Williams at quarterback. Even with 8 of 11 of their games on the road, the Hawks will be in the mix for a conference championship.

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Kahlil Thomas

Kahlil is the College Sports Editor for as well as a columnist, hosting the Bump 'N Run column once per week. He also co-hosts a weekly basketball podcast, The Box Out, every Thursday evening with fellow writer Jason Cordner.
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