4 negatives for the NY Giants to overcome following the bye week
By Zak Musso
2. Injuries on both sides of the ball
The Giants injury problems are a sickening, timeless tale. Since the start of the season, the Giants have listed players on their injury report an absurd 56 times. Those listings don’t even include losing rookies Marcus McKethan and Darrian Beavers to torn ACLs in training camp or the injuries that forced the Giants to put Elerson Smith, Shane Lemieux, Rodarius Williams and Nick Gates on the IR to begin the season.
The Giants have played games at times without their top four wide receivers, and Sterling Shepard is out for the year with a torn ACL. Golladay has battled multiple injuries, as did Kadarius Toney before he was traded.
Leonard Williams and Kayvon Thibodeaux both missed a couple games with various injuries, and the Giants recently placed Thibodeaux’s pass-rushing partner Azzez Ojulari on the IR. To make matters worse, the 6-2 Giants are now missing three offensive line starters, as Evan Neal, Ben Bredeson and Shane Lemieux are all on the shelf.
The Giants roster depth was relatively weak to begin with as the lamentable Dave Gentleman forced them into salary cap hell. The team can ill afford any additional injuries, especially to the starters, the rest of the way.