With the NFL season just around the corner, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at the Giants current roster, position by position, and see what team BLUE has in store for us this season. So… without any further GIANT ado, let’s take a look at the G-MEN’s hurlers of the pigskin in our Quarterback preview:
It’s no secret that the New York Football Giants are depending on Eli Manning. Simple GIANT statement: If the Giants succeed, it’ll be due to Manning’s return to Pro Bowl form. If the Giants fail, it’ll be due to Manning’s continued steep regression.
The team can’t afford to have another season where Eli throws 27,659,627 interceptions. It can’t happen. If it does, the Giants will naturally struggle to win games. The Giants have expressed interesting in rolling with two active quarterbacks, which means either Curtis Painter or Ryan Nassib won’t be on the team by the time the regular season kicks off on September 8th.
Earlier this offseason, the Giants signed and released Josh Freeman (Josh Freeman, Little Apple, Big Apple. Job Application) in the Spring. That move signified that while Painter and Nassib might not both crack the 53-man roster, at least the team potentially values their services more than that of a 26-year old former first round pick with 80 NFL level TD’s.
Regardless of the competition at the backup QB position, the Jints entire season is hedged on the bet that Eli Manning will return to Super Bowl form. The Giants are installing a brand new West Coast Offense style in line with what the Green Bay Packers are doing with Aaron Rodgers. After all, new Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo is from the Mike McCarthy school of offense. And while we can’t pinpoint his exact style because he’s never called plays in the NFL, Giants Nation can be rest assured it will be a system featuring quick 3-5 step drops, up-speed tempo and lighting quick short passes meant to beat the NFL pass rush to the punch.
The Giants days of persistent vertical attacks might not be over, but the deep passing game will assuredly be curtailed–no matter the quarterback.