The key to the Giants’ 2014 season could very well hinge on how well they adapt to the new West Coast offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
The Giants had serious issues on offense last season. Now they have new coordinator in Ben McAdoo — and a rookie receiver with the skills to bust loose every time he touches the ball.
Manziel is the wild card in this year’s NFL Draft, with some analysts pegging him as a top-5 pick, while others have the Texas A&M quarterback slipping totally out of the first round.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese knew he had plenty of work to do, and he plugged a ton of holes in free agency. Now comes the hard part — the NFL Draft.
Fortunately for New York, which picks 12th, this draft is so deep that whomever Reese grabs should be a potential starter from Day 1. Here’s a look at where the Giants might go in the draft.
The Giants revamped their secondary earlier this offseason through free agency, but will remain in the corner of one of their own as well.
It’s one thing to demand rebound seasons from Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul, but the Giants must have a powerful draft class if they are going to get back to the postseason.
At this point, with little left on the open market, Jets GM John Idzik looks like a hitchhiker on a lonely road; his thumb out, looking for a ride.
The Giants are remaking themselves with a lot of the new and a little bit of the old. That’s not to say Mario Manningham is by any means old.
Big Blue continued its impressive offseason revamping on Monday, agreeing to terms on a five-year, $39 million contract with free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, ESPN reported.
It has worked before, so why not? That might be what the Giants are thinking after word surfaced over the weekend that former Big Blue wide receiver and current free agent Mario Manningham was set to visit his old team on Monday.
Big Blue did the smart thing money-wise. Probably football-wise, too. But in terms of leadership, they left themselves with a gigantic hole.
What does Reese need to address, above all? The offense. Last season, the Giants finished 28th in the NFL in total yards and 28th in points.
Hey, Jerry Reese, are you prepared for free agency? The Giants general manager has proven himself quite worthy when it comes to protecting the assets of the Mara and Tisch families, but that should not be his biggest concern.
Strahan, a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end, is heading to Canton, along with linebacker Derrick Brooks, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams, offensive lineman Walter Jones, defensive end Claude Humphrey, and punter Ray Guy.