Call me soft, call me over-protective, call me whatever you want. I don’t believe Daniel Jones should play against the Los Angeles Rams this weekend.
Let’s go to the tape:
So, to review, Daniel Jones got smoked in the head by a few Dallas Cowboys’ defenders, and was wobbling like a bowling pin as he ran back to the huddle after. Unsurprisingly, Jones was pulled from the game, carted off the field, and put into concussion protocol. Five days later, Jones has apparently been cleared from said protocol, and can play in the game on Sunday.
Let me offer a rebuttal to all of this: no, he shouldn’t.
Look, maybe Jones is completely, 100% healthy, and I’m overstepping my bounds by arguing this. Hear me out, though. Jones got CLOCKED last weekend, and did not look good when he left the game. You’re taking a recently concussed Jones from that game, and putting him up against the Los Angeles Rams, with all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald staring down at him. Oh yeah, and Donald had five sacks last week against Seattle.
Fast forward one week, and you have a much more favorable match-up against the McCaffrey-less Panthers, before going through a three-week gauntlet, with the Chiefs, Buccaneers and Raiders all on the schedule. All of this, plus your offense has suffered injuries to Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and offensive lineman Andrew Thomas this season.
In simple terms, I think Jones is going to be a sitting duck this weekend.
You’re in decent hands with back-up quarterback Mike Glennon under center, and you give your entire team a better chance to be LESS OF AN EMBARRASSMENT by preserving Jones’ health for longer.
That said, if he plays…GO DANNY DIMES!
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