Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; New York Giants center Weston Richburg (60) against the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
While there is a lot to look forward to going into the 2015 season, there is also a lot for New York Giants fans to be worried about. The Giants are an organization that really cannot be given the benefit of the doubt at the moment. After a 6-10 2014 campaign and a disappointing 7-9 season in 2013, the Giants lost that benefit. The Giants have a lot of doubts looming going into the 2015 season.
The Giants have so much talent on this team it is insane. Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz could be a top flight combination at the wide receiver position. Franchise quarterback, Eli Manning has plenty of people to throw the football to. The defense has a star defensive tackle in Johnathan Hankins and welcomes a potential superstar strong safety in Landon Collins. Steve Spagnuolo is back in the fold as the defensive coordinator and the Giants are actually showing hope on the defensive side of the game. There is a lot at stake for this team.
That is why today we look at the Giants roster as though the glass is half empty. This is a look at everything that could go wrong in the 2015 season. We have talked in great detail about what could go right. Anything could happen this season for the Giants as they remain a mystery. Today we are going to talk about the top 5 concerns they have.
1. The Offensive Line:
The Giants are starting the season with nothing locked up at the offensive line positions. It is all but assumed that
Jun 8, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tackle Ereck Flowers during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY
Ereck Flowers, the team’s first round draft pick will be the Giants starting left tackle. That being said, there is no promise that he can handle the responsibility. The Giants have some uncertainty with Justin Pugh, who has struggled to prove himself as an offensive tackle. Before the Will Beatty injury, the Giants were flirting with the idea of starting Pugh as an offensive guard. That being said they have little choice but to play him at tackle, anything is better than Marshall Newhouse being your starting right tackle.
Geoff Schwartz will be back and that is about the limit to the good news up front for the Giants. The Giants have an open competition for their starting center position. John Jerry, who is adequate at best, will be a starting guard. The Giants offensive line isn’t exactly a dream team. The Giants are hoping for it to be good enough, though one or two injuries could send the Giants into disaster mode.
The Giants are a team that relies heavily on their passing attack. Without good offensive line play that passing attack will have problems. Without powerful run blocking that allows for balance in the offense the team’s pass protection problems will become paramount. The offensive line is absolutely a concern of the Giants.
Next: 2. Lack Of Experience