You wouldn’t think every Giants fan, every Giant, maybe anything more than Leonard Williams.
You never want to be added to a list of players who have never experienced postseason, a list that includes Archie Manning and Dick Buttus and Gail Sayers, and of course Ernie Banks, whose career spanned 19 seasons of Hall of Fame Cubs.
Leonard Williams was in his second season with the Jets on the last Sunday of the regular season of the 2011 regular season, while Ryan Fitzpatrick, who extended his playoff drought to 16 seasons on Sunday, threw the opportunity into the Buffalo.
But the Heartbreak Hotel arrived at 11:30 on Sunday night for the Giants and for Leonard Williams, who did everything he could to taste his six NFL seasons or that elusive playoff appearance that put Andy Dalton and his will on him. The Cowboys, who beat the Giants, lost 23-19 to a game on which they could not lose the dream.
Dream about a date with Tom Brady on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium.
And then that dream turned into an imaginative, unimaginable, imaginative, incapable dream on Sunday night when Ded Pedersen, with nothing to play, would not play to beat and finish the WFT.
He played to beat and eliminate 6-10 Giants.
Follow, Eagles, follow.
“That’s why we don’t like eagles,” Eli Manning tweeted.
This was a coaching move for the NFC’s least titled birds on the line.
Pederson had already passed a chippy field goal that would have made it 17-17, but remained 17-14 for the WFT while Jalen Hurtz put the imperfections in the final zone on fourth-and-4.
It was now 12:35 and the Padres called Nate Sudfeld to replace Hurt.
Nate Sudfeld, who threw 25 career passes, and none this season.
And of course Sudfeld immediately threw an obstacle and lost the ball when he couldn’t get the bottom down from the center.
The prayers of Williams, the prayers of all the Giants and fans of the Giants will not be answered.
WFT 20, Eagles 14.
‘Wait again until next year.
Giants for Pedd Pederson: Tanks for nothing.
“I’ve never been in my career, and this is my sixth year in the league,” Williams said after the Giants took over the business. “So, I mean, it’s been a long time coming, and it’s going to be fun to play in the playoffs, especially with this team that has gotten so overwhelmed. I think we deserve it. ”
Convinced he was worthy in the fourth quarter with three sacks of two Dalton, Lawrence Taylor and Michael Strahn dominated the kind of game he would have recognized and understood, in the end, Delton hurried to Xavier McKinney’s final zone with 1:15 left.
And no one should be surprised, if it were Big Cat Williams who would have been the king of beasts, if Wayne Galman hadn’t had a heart race before, after so much ambiguity and contempt, it was ruled that he made his own fuss after Immediately a crazy scrum.
Leonard Williams kept an improbable dream alive for about an eight hours.
But not more.
Williams deserves the big paycheck of his post-season – the 11th highest 11.5 sack of his career – in which he won a Pro Bowl bid and should support the Giants’ general manager Dave Gattleman’s questionable trade for him with the Jets in the third round in 2020 and a. Rounder in the mid-2021 season.
Whether Gatelman will be GM or not, the same judge should back up his flattering postgame words and find a way to keep Williams in the blue for a year, .1 16.126 million franchise tags.
“We love him in the building, he’s a great fellow, he’s fun to coach,” the judge said. “It makes your job easier in terms of coming to work and enjoying your job, but then it also plays on the field, ‘because, whether the players make the coach good or not. You can’t be a good coach with bad players. “He’s the kind of reality out there, and he’s a good player, so he makes us all look better. We needed to take plays from him, he took a certain step, and look, he’s blasted for the coach.”
Gettleman got the heat for the deal, as the 2019 Giants were in the middle of a second re-build season and were nowhere near as fast, and Williams picked up the sixth-overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.
“His interest was admirable,” Gatleman said late last season.
One day Williams had so much interest that the Giants needed to squeeze his every last drop.
“I’ve seen this kind of criticism and hatred and certainty of content in the press, in the media and by fans,” Williams said. “It feels good to prove them wrong, and also show me why Dave Getleman took a chance on me. It feels good to show that it is the right choice. “
In the first half, Williams grabbed one of his sacks and faced Dalton, who was already wandering in the middle of the third -10-10, from an already short period.
He made his best defense when the best players were in the fourth quarter.
In the third and eighth midfield, the Giants 20, the Cowboys 19, Williams knocked out Dalton.
And then: 1:53 left, just 7 yards from the Dalton Big Blue and Zone, 7 yards potentially dispersing the Giants’ improbable dream.
And Leonard Williams finally drove Dalton back in the 17th.
As a jet, Williams recorded only 17 sacks in the early 70s. Getleman saw a high-character, then 25-year-old durable, who could be a barrier to save runs and buzz around the quarterback. If Williams had been classified as a defensive end rather than a defensive hand, he would have earned 17.8 million, and his first double-digit sack season would only arouse his appetite.
“I think it’s an elite group of boys who are in that two-figure bag,” Williams said. And it feels good. “
He reiterated that the quest for monster wages was never his motivation.
“It was never about money,” Williams said. I think I wanted respect and wanted to show people the reason for coming to this league. “
He turned 26 in June. The best is yet to come for Leonard Williams. Not just next week against Tom Brady.
Hens, eagles, hens.