I have been screaming it from the mountain tops for months, the focus needs of the New York Giants has to be on defense. While many Giants fans want to improve the offensive unit, the defense is still the priority.
In a final effort to persuade all of Giants Nation that the defense is the biggest offseason project, I am prepared to change my tactics. Instead of pointing out the obvious problems with the defense, I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t worry about the offense.
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The Giants have enough offensive talent to make many NFL teams jealous. They have a franchise quarterback in Eli Manning. Their franchise QB also happens to be a two-time Super Bowl MVP; not to mention his 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns performance last season.
Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiverVictor Cruz
(80) celebrates a touchdown with teammates as Houston Texans cornerbackA.J. Bouye
(34) walks away at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants have many weapons for Manning to work with. Victor Cruz will be back in the starting line up, get ready for some salsa dancing my friends. Odell Beckham Jr. is going to be one of the best receivers in the NFL for years to come.
The offensive line is not a perfect unit, but it is not awful either. In fact considering the injury problems and the inexperience along the line, it wasn’t that bad in 2014.
The Giants added depth to the offensive line and with Geoff Schwartz back in the fold, the offensive line looks like it will be good enough. Manning had a phenomenal 2014 campaign with an offensive line that had some rocky moments. In fact the Giants had a top 10 offensive attack this past season. The offensive line may not be perfect but it is good enough to win with.
If you look back at the 10 losses the Giants had in 2014, the defense was the biggest problem. In 6 of the 10 losses the Giants gave up over 30 points. In half of the Giants losses the Giants scored 21 points or more. The Giants offense had to be perfect for the team to win. The Giants defense was horrible in 2014. It is hard to worry about the offense; in the 2015 NFL Draft the defense has got to be the priority.