Now that the New York Giants season is over, it’s time to start looking ahead. We pretty much got a glimpse of the Giants’ 2015 season in the last couple of games this season as they capped it off with a four game winning streak. During that winning streak, the Giants looked in sync and like a team bound for the NFL Playoffs. The Giants ended this season on a real high note, but can they drag into 2015? The Giants’ offense this year didn’t have the best of seasons, but their star rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. gave the Giants a peek of what 2015 might look like.
The most obvious prediction why the Giants offense will be good is because of their strong receiving unit. The emergence of Beckham this season has given the Giants hope no doubt. With a healthy Victor Cruz on the way and a steady Rueben Randle, the Giants offense should prosper. Of course, quarterback Eli Manning must be consistent.
If the Giants want to make the playoffs, then they need Manning and his receivers to click right away. The only way Manning and his receivers can click is if the offensive line stays healthy and doesn’t shuffle around. The good scenario for the Giants in 2015 is if all these pieces fall into place and if they do, then they have a good chance of winning the NFC East.
Nov 9, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon (27) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s look at some predictions that might hurt the Giants’ offense in 2015 and it’s going to start with Beckham. The youngster might have had a rookie of the year performance, but it won’t mean anything if he doesn’t perform in 2015. If Beckham becomes a flop in 2015, then the offense could be in some trouble.
When you’re being compared to Randy Moss, then there’s no doubt going to pressure on you. Another scenario that could fall in play for the offense is if Cruz’s injury is still lingering.
The Giants should take precaution when it comes to Cruz because if Beckham’s a flop and Cruz falls into the injured reserve again, then the Giants will just have another mediocre squad.
No one predicts the absolute worst for a team, but for the Giants in 2015, the absolute worst will be only winning four games or less. The only way this could happen is if Manning and his receivers can’t find each other. We’ve seen Manning at his worst and if he doesn’t take advantage of his receiving options, then you will see the ugliest display from him.
The Giants got hit with a seven game losing streak this season and if they can’t fix their offensive line issues, then the Giants offense will be in shambles.
The worst is also, if the Giants continue to again lose their key players to injuries. Beckham missed the first four games of the season due to an injury and we all remember what happened to Cruz. Their offensive line also got hit with injuries which made them shuffle around and was a major cause of a seven game losing streak. The ugliest losing streak could be set in 2015 for the Giants if they’re not kept healthy.
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When it comes down to it, Beckham is the core of this offense whether you like it or not. He’s displayed some real talent that the Giants haven’t seen in quite some time. The Giants looked dangerous towards the end offensively, it will look deadly with Cruz lining up alongside Beckham in 2015.
The only realistic team that stand in the way of the Giants are surprisingly the Dallas Cowboys and if the Giants’ offense stays connected like they have during the last couple of games in 2014; then start making preparations to crown them NFC East champions in 2015.