4 changes the Giants must make this season to bounce back

Will NY and Brian Daboll get things corrected in 2024?
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2. The new players on defense must step up

The Giants will have a new-look defense in 2024 and it’s not just because of the additions the team made in the offseason. Of course we know about the big move to bring in Burns and what he can do for this team now that he's going to be going to battle in the trenches.

Him paired with Dexter Lawrence in addition to Kayvon Thibodeaux and Bobby Okereke has monster potential. The Giants will have the best pass-rush they have had in a really long time. The secondary has some holes, but the Giants will hope some players step up and a lethal pass-rush covers those holes.

Another big difference will be the defensive style of new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen. Bowen takes over after three years in Tennessee. His style and personality are very different from what we have seen. Of course things ended very messy between Daboll and former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. Wink had some great moments here, but ultimately the relationship soured and it’s time to see what a new system can do for this defense.