At 5-10, this is not where the New York Giants thought they would be after going to the postseason last campaign and downing the Vikings in the Wild Card Round. With their 10th loss coming to the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Day, it is the sixth time in their last seven seasons that the Giants will have 10 losses or more.
There is blame to go around from poor play by the offense, the defense not being able to tackle and bad play-calling on both sides of the football. That also all goes back to the front office and General Manager Joe Schoen's failure to make the roster better. In this piece, we take a look at five mistakes from last offseason Schoen must be regretting:
5. Failing to re-sign Julian Love
When I saw safety Julian Love this past offseason opt to leave New York and instead sign with the Seattle Seahawks on a two-year, $12 million contract, I thought this could leave a huge hole in the Giants secondary. And with the way that he has been playing with Seattle this season, this should be a move the team definitely has regretted.
So far in his first season in Seattle, Love has four interceptions, including two in one game back in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also has 102 total tackles and 71 solo tackles. Also, Love and the rest of the Seattle defense have helped the Seahawks get back into the playoff picture, as during their two-game winning streak to get them back over .500 at 8-7, the Seahawks have allowed 20 points or fewer during that stretch.
The Giants secondary's inability to make tackles vs. the Eagles was eye-opening. Love was a veteran for this team and he continues to look sharp now that he's in the NFC West. Schoen should have re-signed him, no doubt.