New York Giants: Strong Offseason Pays Off


The New York Giants acquisitions have made a big impact this season. The Giants benefited from a strong draft and key moves in free agency. It is quite evident that the Giants are a much different football team this year.
The biggest addition is probably Ereck Flowers. When Will Beatty for his pectoral muscle in the off-season flowers had to step up and take his place at left tackle. While Flowers has his ups and downs he has been a stabilizing influence on the offensive line. The Giants offensive line has not been perfect but it has gotten the job done for the most part this season.

Another really important addition to the team was Shane Vereen. Vereen has been a huge part of the Giants passing game as a receiver out of the backfield. He has had 36 receptions. To put that in perspective, that is how many catches Rueben Randle has. The Giants have made Vereen their number three receiver essentially. Many people question the Giants quickly to get Vereen in free agency. But when you see the impact he has made you can’t help but be impressed with the Giants. At a reasonable price, the Giants got an impact player.

I didn’t like the signing of Dwayne Harris in the offseason. I mean here’s a return specialist making bank off the Giants. When you consider the whole that Victor Cruz left and the fact the Giants had to cut Preston Parker just two games in, Harris has been a valuable player. He is a good returner and a decent receiver that has built chemistry with Eli Manning.

The Giants pass defense has been problematic but we are seeing encouraging things from rookie strong safety Landon Collins. The Giants I have to strong safeties and they are asking Brandon Meriwether to be the free. It is not the ideal situation but it is better than any other scenario. The Giants at so many injuries in the secondary before the season even started.

The Giants got major contributions from their off-season acquisitions. Well I am often critical of Jerry Reese, I have to give him credit. Big game for the Giants just enough pieces to get out of their losing ways.