2015 New York Giants: best case scenario


In the league where anything is possible the New York Giants could have a great 2015 season. What needs to happen for this great season to be a reality?

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In football everything starts in the trenches. If the Giants are going to be successful, they are going to have to own the line of scrimmage. The Giants need to have their offensive line surpass low expectations.

Ereck Flowers has to hold the fort down at the left tackle position. Players like Justin Pugh and Marshall Newhouse have to perform at a higher lrbel than they have ever reached in their career.

Eli Manning has to build upon the strides he took last season. It looks more than likely that Manning will have to win the Giants games with almost flawless play. If Manning can put up his first 5,000 yard season and he has a good touchdown to interception tatio, the Giants could be contenders.

The Giants need Victor Cruz to play at a high level, the high level expected becuase of his plump contract. He needs to be one hundred percent early in the season. The Giants need Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. To be the deadliest combination in proffessional sports, let alone football.

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James Jones needs to be a reliable target, as does Rueben Randle. Larry Donnell must improve in several facets, including ball security and blocking.

The Giants need one of their running backs to be a star. They don’t need a rusher that gets 100 yards a game; they need someone who gets 4 yard chunks when called upon.

The Giants are going to have to win some shootouts, even in the best case scenario. That’s why it is imparaitive that their playmakers give the defense too much to handle. With superstars playing around Manning, who is a superstar in his own right, the Giants could dominate.

Defensively the Giants need pass rushers not named Jason Pierre-Paul to emerge as stars. Damonte Moore and Owamagbe Odighizuwa are thought to be the defensive ends if the future- the future must start now.

Jonathan Hankins and Kenrick Ellis must impede the opponents’ rushing attacks. Cullen Jenkins and Jay Bromley have to be good rotational players.

Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore (98) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Anything the Giants get from Pierre-Paul is gravy but in the best case scenario he can contribute at a fairly high level. The Giants need to be a great pass rushing team to make up for all the things they lack on the defensive side of the football. Coverage doesn’t need to be great if the quarterback cannot get the ball there anyway.

The Giants either need Jon Beason to stay healthy and provide a 2013 like impact, or the Giants need somebody else to take over the job. If Cole Farrand is as good as I think he could be then the Giants have found their new surprise player as an undrafted free agent.

The Giants need J.T. Thomas and Devon Kennard to play at an awfully high level. Kennard grabbed every eyeball last season. If there was a player who was worth getting excited about on last year’s defense it was Kennard.

In the secondary the Giants just need it to not be a disaster. Landon Collins has to prove that he was the most versatile defensive prospect in the draft. Somebody has to step up at the free safety position and the Giants starting cornerbacks have to provide according to our high expectations.

If all this happens then the Giants could very well be on their way to postseason play. It isn’t impossible but a lot has to go right for the Giants to succeed. All the Giants can do now is control what they can control. What will happen, will happen.

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