After an abysmal 2021 season, the New York Giants are eager to flip the script. Hence the reason the Giants have a new general manager and head coach in 2022. Both the front office and fans are tired of being bottom of the barrel. Changes to the coaching staff and front office have all been made and once again, it’s the start of a new era for Big Blue.
It’s not surprising that the Giants ranked last, or awfully close to it in a lot of 2021 team offensive categories. The team only managed to have four wins last season. Out of 32 NFL teams, the Giants ranked:
- 31st in points per game (15.2)
- 31st in yards per game (287.3)
- 32nd in points per play (.246)
- 31st in yards per play (4.7)
- 32nd in red zone scoring percentage (for a TD) (44.74)
- 32nd in touchdown’s per game (1.4)
Safe to say that the Giants offense in 2021 was quite literally one of the worst in the league. A tough pill to swallow for all Giants fans. With that being said, we’ll look at four ways that the NY Giants offense can improve in 2022.
4. Having an upgraded offensive line
The blame is on no particular group or person and everyone needs to step up and improve. Injuries to the offensive line in 2021 left the Giants shuffling to fill positions. Football fans know that having consistency in an offensive line is invaluable to a team’s offensive success. New York hasn’t had a consistent o-line since the most-recent Super Bowl win.
Take a guess where you think the NY Giants 2021 offense live ranked among all teams in 2021? Bottom of the barrel per usual with the 30th best o-line. The Giants are no where close to having the perfect group up front, and it will take time to get the right pieces. Big Blue did make improvements that will hopefully have a positive impact on the team’s offensive success.
If the team had to play a game today, the projected starting o-line would be (LT-Andrew Thomas, LG- Shane Lemieux, C- John Feliciano, RG- Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal). That’s an upgrade from the five we had last season. The two weak links in 2021 were Will Hernandez and Nate Solder, who are no longer on the team. This upgraded offensive line is certainly a way the NY Giants can improve on their offense in 2022.