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New York Giants Need Wide Receiver Help

The New York Giants would be tested big time on the road against the Seattle Seahawks right before their bye week. New York lost to Seattle 27-13.

They have a lot of holes on this roster and the Giants have been overachieving this season, but one of their biggest weaknesses has finally caught up to them in the loss. They need a wide receiver and a wide receiver badly.

New York's main reason why they lost on Sunday was because Richie James muffed two fumbles and it caused Seattle to recover both of them. During the bye, head coach Brian Daboll is going to have to find a different punt returner like rookie Wan'Dale Robinson.

James was carted off the field with a concussion in the fourth quarter. He fumbled for the second time in the fourth quarter with the New York Giants trailing 20-13. A Kenneth Walker III 16-yard touchdown run for the Seattle Seahawks put this game out of reach.

New York Giants fans were going onto Twitter and complaining about Richie James and how he should walk home. The play calling by offensive coordinator Mike Kafka was extremely conservative yesterday because of not necessarily quarterback Daniel Jones, but because of the wide receivers they have.

Darius Slayton caught five passes for 66 yards receiving for the New York Giants. He was their leading receiver.

Saquon Barkley was held in check with 53 yards rushing on 20 carries and a touchdown. New York can't rely on him every week.

Daniel Jones completed 17-of-31 passes for 176 yards passing.

General manager Joe Schoen needs to find a way to trade for a wide receiver before Tuesday's deadline. If he does that is great, if not it is understandable because he wants to keep his draft picks for years to come to rebuild this football team as well.

There are some interesting names out there at the trade deadline on Tuesday. They are Brandin Cooks of the Houston Texans, Chase Claypool of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerry Jeudy of the Denver Broncos, and D.J. Moore of the Carolina Panthers.

The New York Giants wide receivers have trouble creating separation and catching passes. They have had cases of dropping passes over the past several weeks.

The odds are the New York Giants stay pat in this situation, but hey you never know. All three of those players would cost a Day 2 draft pick. The other issue they have is that they have very minimal cap space to work with and that is what some people don't understand.

General manager Joe Schoen inherited a mess of a cap by the last regime with Dave Gettleman and Schoen is doing the best he can possibly can to clean it up with the resources he has. I am sure they want to get someone. I am sure it is discussed in meetings. The thing is they can't just go off script with the long-term plan.

Don't worry, they will draft a couple of wide receivers and scout them very well this offseason to find help there and clean this up. They already traded away KaDarius Toney for a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs.

The other wide receivers the New York Giants have on their roster are Kenny Golladay (never healthy), Wan'Dale Robinson (rookie), Davis Sills V, and Marcus Johnson. This is not an ideal situation for the New York Giants.

New York will find a way most likely to make the playoffs, but they are not better than the Dallas Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles.

The New York Giants need to find a way to keep the future intact moving forward as well.

The Seattle Seahawks (5-3) next game will be on the road next Sunday 11/6 against the Arizona Cardinals (3-5).

The New York Giants (6-2) will be on a bye week next week and their next game will be on Sunday 11/13 against the Houston Texans (1-5-1) at home.

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