New York Giants: Paul Perkins Should Just Hand In His Jersey and Shoulder Pads At This Point

October 17, 2017

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There are two things that should never happen ever again:

One, Ben McAdoo should never pick up a play sheet and proceed to call plays for a professional football team.

If he wants to do so for Pop Warner or middle school football, go right ahead - I heard defenses are a bit more basic at the level, according to my sources.

But he needs to give up that dream at the NFL level.

Two, Paul Perkins should not be active for the New York Giants as long as they play football games this season.

In fact, he should hand in his jersey and shoulder pads to equipment manager Joe Skiba, and decide on another career.

At this point, Perkins has been completely outplayed by his teammates, Orleans Darkwa and rookie Wayne Gallman.

Darkwa is now averaging 5.7 yards per carry this season (42 attempts) while totaling his third game in a row with a carry of at least 20 yards or more.

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In Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers, he was given an elusive of 130.6, forcing three missed tackles, and averaging 5.88 yards after contact/attempt

Those numbers were good for third in the league that week among running backs.

After being a healthy scratch for the first three games of the season, Gallman has double the amount of first downs as Perkins (6), two more catches (9), and he's averaging 4.1 yards per carry (31 attempts).

Against the Chargers, PFF gave Gallman an incredibly high grade of 83.8, which, to give you a measurement of how strong that number is, the sixth-best back in their rankings has a grade of 83 on the season (C.J. Anderson).

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Gallman balled out.

But it's time to stop bragging about Gallman and Darkwa, and it's time to point out just how bad Perkins has been this season.

Besides his miserable yards per carry average of 1.9, he is PFF's last-ranked back, registering a grade of 39.2.

He's also failed to take a carry for more than 14 yards this season (he can't hit a home run and scare defenses), and the hype about him being a dual threat as both a runner and receiver is overstated - he has just 7 receptions on the season.

He's just not very good, people. Plain and simple.

The former fifth-round pick has missed the last two games due to a rib injury, but upon his return, the team might as well pack his bags for him and tell him to get lost.

He provides no value.

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