New York Giants: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

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Dec 7, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) rushes for yardage against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. Giants defeated the Titans 36-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Three Headed Rushing Attack:

Overview: The Giants have three running backs that look to be part of the mix every NFL Sunday in Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams. None of the Giants rushers are proven to be workhorse feature backs in the NFL. Jennings has the most experience as a number one running back but has never rushed for 1,000 yards in a season. Vereen is more of a pass catching running back who has always worked in a running back by committee format. Williams showed potential in his rookie season but had only a couple of shining moments.

Best Case Scenario: The Giants hope is that their three running backs complement each other perfectly and make up a three headed monster at the position akin to the old “Earth, Wind and Fire” days. If Jennings can stay healthy and the offensive line performs better he could get close to 1,000 yards and average over 5 yards per carry. Williams will be the change of pace back and Vereen could be a very valuable added element to the passing game. In the best case scenario Vereen fills his role perfectly and becomes a Darren Sproles type star in the NFL.

Worst Case Scenario: Imagine how bad it would be if Jennings got hurt again. Of all his wonderful traits, durability isn’t one of them. This means that Vereen and Williams have to do all the work in the run game. Vereen has never proven to be a number one running back. In the worst case scenario the Giants get limited production from their running game due to injuries and poor offensive line play.

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