Welcome to a new FiveBoroughDispatch series “Wall of Fame & Shame” in this series we will be highlighting 4 players total. 2 players of those who popped and performed exceptionally and 3 players who to put it lightly played terribly. So for the first installment of this series, I think it’s fitting that we start with New York’s #1 football team the New York Football Giants. The Giants upset the Seattle Seahawks during their week 13 contest, here are the people who made the Wall of Fame and Shame this week.
Wall of Fame: Jabrill Peppers – SS #21
I think It’s safe to say that over the last month and a half Jabrill Peppers has been playing the best football of his life, and on Sunday oh boy did he flash. During Sunday’s game, Jabrill racked up 5 total tackles, 1 sack, and 2 pass break-ups. #21 was a man on a mission last game and for that, he earns a spot on FBD’s Wall of Fame.
Wall of Shame: Graham Gano – K #5
While Graham Gano did not necessarily have a “bad game”, in fact, he hit a 48-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to help put the Giants up 17-5. However, Gano wasn’t his normal “automatic” self, missing an extra point after one of Alfred Morris’s 2 touchdowns. So, for that reason, Graham Gano makes an appearance on FBD’s Wall of Shame.
Wall of Fame: Leonard Williams – DT #99
Who would’ve thought? Arguably the most hated Giants player entering the season Leonard Williams would be one of the best players on the roster and be making a list celebrating him and his work against a Super Bowl like the Seattle Seahawks, well where here and he without a doubt deserves it. Against the Seahawks on Sunday Leo picked up 2 tackles for loss, 3 total tackles, and 2.5 sacks. Welcome to the Wall of Fame Leonard Williams, enjoy your stay!
Wall of Shame: Riley Dixon – P #9
Unlike his fellow Special Teams counterpart Graham Gano who I had to nitpick reasons as to why he’s on the wall of shame, while Riley Dixon was clearly and obviously the worst player on the Giants on Sunday. Let’s start with the punt block, that could’ve easily been WAY worse but thank god the Seahawks player didn’t think and slid with his hand first putting his hand out of bounds before he gained possession of the ball resulting in a safety. Another example of Riley Dixon being a total dud on Sunday was right before the end of the game was towards the end of the game when he had a chance to pin Seattle deep into their own territory, but instead he punts the ball about 7 yards into the endzone giving them a touchback.
Wall of Fame honorable mentions: Tea Crowder, Wayne Gallman, Carter Coughlin, Cam Fleming & Andrew Thomas
Wall of Shame honorable mentions: Evan Engram