Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts while wearing a NYPD cap against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Giants 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Three games have passed this preseason. The Giants are 1-2. Every fan wearing a blue jersey in the Tri-State area has probably, already, pushed the panic button. Maybe they did it after game two when the first-team offense failed to get into the end zone. Or maybe after that pick six Saturday against the Jets.
It’s all worrisome, yes. But there are some things fans shouldn’t panic over at this point. Other things—certainly—there should be some concern. Those questions—I listed here:
The safeties are struggling
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No pun intended, it’s safe to say fans should panic about this. And they have every right to question what was going through Jerry Reese’s head when he pretty much failed to address this position in free agency.
They may snag Stevie Brown after he was just released, which should help them, but it’s still not enough. Even with him in the backend and a talented yet unproven Landon Collins, they still lack serious depth and I’m not sure how quickly they’ll grasp Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme. They’re awfully short on talent and a veteran presence at this position, and they need someone to step up. I’m just not sure who that guy will be, or if he’s even on the roster at this point.
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