New York Giants: players who could get less playing time

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Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes fans wonder, “Why is X player not on the field? He’s so good. He should be out there all the time!!”  And, well, sometimes, just the opposite… “Can they get this guy off the field?!”

As a fan, I have these thoughts. Always. And while it’s often easy to see why certain players lose playing time (see: CC Brown in 2009), it‘s not always easy to see why a coach puts a player on the bench. But… there are reasons.

It’s not necessarily an indictment on a player when he loses playing time—just other things start to factor into them getting less snaps. And it’s not necessarily a bad thing. You don’t have to play 100% of snaps to be an NFL superstar. And if you see some of your favorite players of the field a little more often this season, don’t think it’s a bad thing.

The Giants have a few of these players. Very talented—even star-studded—players who will come off the field when not totally expected. There may be a few reasons for it, and I have them listed below.

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