New York Giants Are Playoff Bound: Reason 2


The New York Giants could be playoff bound in 2015. Each day for the next nine days I will give you a reason why the Giants have a chance to make the postseason. The first reason was that quarterback Eli Manning would have a career year, giving the team a chance. Today’s reason is that the Giants offense is filled with offensive fire power.

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When looking at who Manning has to throw the ball to, most quarterbacks in the NFL would get a little jealous. Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most exciting players in the game. Victor Cruz could return to his superstar status where he is the biggest matchup nightmare the defense could imagine.

Rueben Randle is primed to have the best season of his career. Randle stepped up last season when Cruz went down for the season. Cruz and Beckham Jr. are going to take a lot of attention away from Randle. This should mean big time numbers for number 82.

Larry Donnell is a big bodied 6-6 tight end who is entering his second full season as the starting tight end for the Giants. Donnell showed monster potential at times in the 2014 season. If Donnell can become a more consistent weapon, Manning will find him for big results.

Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) leaps over Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jaylen Watkins (37) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Donnell is in many ways the straw that could break defenses backs. If Donnell can be a playmaker down the field on a regular basis, the defense is in trouble. Donnell is the biggest and most physical receiving option at Manning’s disposal, his size and speed makes him a difficult player to matchup with. You can’t double cover everybody and Donnell may just be the Giants surprise game changer.

Though the X-factor to the Giants offense is Shane Vereen. Vereen is the perfect running back for the Giants and he offers the best combination of running back and receiving option in the Giants backfield. Vereen will catch about 50 passes this season, and his short pass receptions will add up to a big difference.

Vereen has never been asked to be the feature back in an offense before. He has a role and he does it better than most running backs in the league. That being said I think the Giants will make Vereen their feature back taking advantage of his versatility.

The Giants will be using a running back by committee approach but the versatility of Vereen will give the Giants something they did not have last year. Vereen averaged over 4 yards per carry last season with the Patriots, though he didn’t get a lot of chances to shine in this facet.

Because the Giants have more playmakers on their offense than anybody in the league, they have the chance to be a playoff team. The Giants will put up some serious points on the scoreboard.

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