The New York Giants did the best they could to fix their team this offseason. They have been mediocre at best in the past two seasons. In 2013 they lost their first six. In true Big Blue fashion they gave us hope for the future finishing 7-9. The 2014 season was a 6-10 season with an embarrassing seven game winning streak. The problem going into the 2015 season is that nothing has really changed.
The Giants still have Tom Coughlin leading the way. The Giants still need Eli Manning to be flawless to even have a shot at outscoring their opponents. The run defense still looks problematic and the secondary is even more concerning than it was last season.
There are some new faces. The team is slightly improved. Ereck Flowers and Landon Collins point to a bright future. Shane Vereen is an awesome toy for the offense. Odell Beckham Jr. is an incredible talent going into his second season. There are good players on this team, but there isn’t enough of them.
The last thing I want is to be perceived as the negative Giants writer, but point to what is significantly better than it was last season…you can’t. Justin Pugh struggled at left guard in the preseason, now he gives defensive linemen a straight line to Eli Manning. Marshall Newhouse isn’t good enough to start for the Giants, but he is going to have to.
The Giants are going to do what they have done for the past couple of seasons. They are going to waste a ton of offensive talent because the team has too many missing pieces. Eli Manning is going to put up huge numbers and the Giants won’t win more than eight games. I hope I’m wrong but this team has the same problems it had a year ago.
The Giants are in a rebuilding season. They don’t have to acknowledge this, but it is the unadulterated truth. I hope that I am wrong. I see an awesome collection of talent on the Giants. I just don’t see a contender. The Giants have to continue to build towards the future.