The NY Giants have been straight up bad this season. Entering the year, there was plenty of promise for this team, but Brian Daboll and Co. are now 1-4 ahead of the Sunday Night Football tilt with the Buffalo Bills. There's a good chance this team falls to 1-5, which no one was expecting.
Originally, plenty of people were excited about the offseason moves made by general manager Joe Schoen. However, it's safe to say Schoen also dropped the ball in multiple different ways. These three stand out to us:
3. Not adding pass-rush depth
The Giants went into the offseason knowing that they needed to fix the defensive line and Schoen has tried with multiple signings, namely A'Shawn Robinson and Rakeem Nunes-Rochez alongside drafting Jordon Riley. The issue is on the outside - the Giants did nothing to get better. Multiple proven veteran pass-rushers were out there on the market, but the Giants elected to attempt to fix the interior before anything else.
Besides Kayvon Thibodeaux, there has been no threat of a pass-rush, allowing opposing quarterbacks to sit back in the pocket and pick this young defense apart. Preseason standout Tre Hawkins hasn't looked good so far in the regular season, neither has Adoree' Jackson. If the Giants were able to get after the QB consistently, it would take a lot of pressure off the secondary.
Azeez Ojulari is dealing with another injury, Jihad Ward has not shown the ability to win against an offensive lineman and neither has Boogie Basham. Tomon Fox is an unproven talent, while former third-round bust Oshane Ximines has not produced yet continues to hold a spot.
Unfortunately for Ojulari, he has already been ruled out for Week 6 and there's a chance he could end up making his way to the Injured Reserve. The young outside 'backer just can't seem to stay healthy for this defense. Pass-rush depth must be a priority for Schoen next offseason, that's for sure.