New York Giants: 5 reasons fans should worry

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Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) gets past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) to score a touchdown during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The offense isn’t scoring points

I think many people would say this is OK—Eli’s got a second year under Ben McAdoo, they have a talent at receiver, they have some good pass blocking backs. Or, people may be blaming it on shaky offensive line play through the first few weeks. But I’ve had concerns about this offense for a little while and it has more to do with the skill positions outside of Eli.

And as much as fans deem Odell Beckham Jr. the savior—while I expect him to do very well in 2015—he can’t do it all. And I’m afraid the Giants are relying on him to do most of the damage.

I still think Rueben Randle’s chemistry issues with Eli haven’t been entirely resolved, and Victor Cruz still needs to be eased back into the offense. We don’t know what Cruz or Randle are realistically going to give the Giants.

This is where I put some value in evaluating preseason. If Randle had 150 yards and two touchdowns at this point, I’d say we should be ready for that breakout. But he’s not close. And if Cruz had played—and performed—this preseason, I’d figure we can safely assume a considerable amount of production from the slot.

But given Randle’s inconsistency and Cruz’s recovery, I’m starting to think the Giants didn’t just sign James Jones to see what he has left. Or even to be their number four receiver. I think he may be there to chip away at Cruz’s or Randle’s playing time should they not perform.

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