The Giants’ corporate coda should take a back seat to common sense when it comes to their best and most important player.
The Giants figure to be bigger up front and more dynamic on defense when the regular season starts in September.
Big Blue needs a player who can step in right away with their top selection in the NFL draft, and chances are there is going to be one available. It’s just picking the right one.
Reese could trade down and acquire more picks, but if he does not, he has to look seriously at Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, who has quickness, anger and excellent hands.
The outspoken safety still wants to return to New York. But he told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that the team doesn’t owe him anything — and he’s not indebted to the Giants, either.
A defensive mainstay and former two-time champion has been shown the door by the Giants.
Tagging Jason Pierre-Paul, which would deprive the impending free agent of seeking out more lucrative pastures, would not sit well with him at all. It might even hinder long-term negotiations.
The Giants need help at the linebacker and safety spots as well, but Reese needs to make sure the defensive line is fully stocked and ready to roll.
“We obviously need to add some pieces,” Mara said. “We need to have another strong draft. We need to pick and choose in free agency some guys who can help us.”
The right price could mean vastly different things for a 26-year-old pass rusher and a 32-year-old safety. It could be the difference between one staying and one going.
Despite all the “ifs” and uncertainty facing the Giants, head coach Tom Coughlin believes 2015 will be a success, even if it does take a long, arduous offseason to accomplish it.
Coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese are getting one more chance to turn around the New York Giants — or else.
Co-owner John Mara confirmed that the two-time Super Bowl champion will return during a news conference on Tuesday, though he did say that he might not extend the 68-year-old’s contract.
Replacing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coach Tom Quinn might be a good start, or end for that matter.
Maybe Tom Coughlin’s seat isn’t so hot, after all. According to the New York Post, the Giants are leaning towards bringing back the head coach for the 2015 season.