5 reasons to be worried about the NY Giants in 2023

There could be plenty of ups and down for the G-Men this campaign

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1. The Giants defense still has some questions

Yes, the Giants added more to their defense by signing linebacker Bobby Okereke, drafting cornerback Denote Banks out of Maryland with their first-round pick and most recently trading for Simmons from the Arizona Cardinals. However, there is still plenty to worry about for Wink Martindale and Co.

Last season under Martindale, while the Giants were a blitz-heavy team, the team overall finished 25th in yards allowed, 31st in yards allowed per rushing attempts, had a hard time getting off the field on third downs and were 25th in takeaways. Now, the offense did pick up the defense and propelled the team to wins, but that is not sustainable.

The defense should be a bit better from 2022, but there is still a major question circling around them about whether or not they can make key stops on first, second and third down. Plus, can they get more turnovers?

The Giants will be starting two rookies at cornerback in Banks and Tre Hawkins III. Both these DBs must play beyond their years to help out the Big Blue D. Up front, Kayvon Thibodeaux will look to be stellar in Year 2, while the hope is that Azeez Ojulari can stay healthy. We'll see how everything shapes out there.

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