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Why is the NY Giants Offense Struggling?

NY Giants Offensive Woes?

There aren’t many worse puns than when someone says:

“Your offensive efforts are offensive to offensive efforts. Now, no offense intended, but you literally have no offense intended in your game plan.”

I love words and playing with sentences, but the play on words writers use to talk about offense and defense in multiple meanings is a bit played out. For me, if you’re going to stretch a sentence, at least try to pretend you’re being unique.

Anyway, the point is the message out of training camp is that your G-Men are struggling to produce, score and move the chains in practice. While at the same time, a rookie struggling to see the field is saying “It has potential to be, if not the best, one of the best in the league.”

Conflicting Takes:

Which Rookie?

Odell Beckham Jr.

OBJ apparently also said:

“When you have a receiving corps like we do and a great quarterback along with the backfield and the tight ends and much improvement from the offensive line, I don’t see anything but being one of the best in the league.”

That’s of course per the four letter in this article titled, Beckham bullish on Giants’ offense. And the big network said that it’s the time for optimism, which doesn’t conjure up images of Media meltdown like suggested above:

Beckham is a rookie who wasn’t in the league last year, when the Giants finished 28th in total offense. And he hadn’t been drafted yet when they changed offensive coordinators and signed new starters at left guard, center and running back. And it’s not as though he’s been to other camps, where teams have tight ends with a little bit more experience as productive players in the league than guys like Larry Donnell and Daniel Fells have. So it’s possible that his perspective is a bit skewed. But it’s training camp, and it’s time for optimism.

So what’s the truth?

The truth is — it’s the preseason. The New York Football Giants are installing a timing based West Coast Offense and it’s going to take all five games for the G-Men to fully develop this offense to an NFL level. In fact, even though the Jints are two games into the preseason, they still have a long way to go.

That’s not to say the team doesn’t have any positives. They’re out there making plays. There are some hopefuls. Corey Washington, for instance, who at 6’4 is an exciting player and could potentially add a new dimension to the WR corps. In fact, Giants.com calls him a breakout star:

WR Corey Washington becoming Preseason breakout star

But why wouldn’t they? Despite big plays being made in the fourth quarter of preseason games against players that might not even be in the league, Washington shows legitimate NFL promise. But like the Giants offense itself, Corey has to prove his skill set is functional against first unit NFL defenses. That said, Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are doing everything in their power to make this work for the team. Your first round draft pick is talking a big game and there’s even some positive talk about the Giants TE situation:

It’s not all good for the NY Giants offense, but it’s not all bad either. Like any team installing a new offense, it takes time and effort to make it work. The New York Football Giants are doing everything they can to make it happen, but it’s not an easy road to the Super Bowl. Something the Giants might know a little something about.

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