Nov 16, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Giants 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
4. Will The Running Game Improve?
The Giants are hoping to get more out of their ground attack in the 2015 season. Ben McAdoo may call a rather pass oriented system, but no offense can be one dimensional in the NFL. The Giants running back committee of Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams looks to improve the Giants numbers on the ground. It is hard to imagine though that the Giants could do worse than in 2014, where they ran for just 3.6 yards per carry.
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Much of the blame went to the offensive line. This should be improved this season. The Giants should have Geoff Schwartz back in the starting line up and he is one of the most effective run blocking guards in football. The big and powerful Ereck Flowers is also expected to be a dominant run blocker.
The Giants need their running backs to step up though. In his rookie season, Andre Williams showed flashes of brilliance amidst an average season. Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen have never been rushers who grind out 1,000 yards in a season. The most any of the Giants running backs have rushed for in a season in 733 yards. If the Giants are going to be a good running football team, they must get the most from their running back committee.
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