Few things match the rivalry between the NY Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. As much as it hurts us to admit it, though, the Eagles currently own the upper hand here, as they went 3-0 against the G-Men last campaign.
However, that doesn't take away from the fact that the Giants went 9-7-1 and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2016. This campaign, expectations are sky-high for Brian Daboll and Co., as Joe Schoen was able to bring in some major improvements on both sides of the ball in recent months.
Not everyone is buying into the hype, however. In a new piece for PhillyVoice.com, Eagles scribe Jimmy Kempski tore into the Giants, providing 10 reasons why they'll be a 'dumpster fire' in 2023. Goodness.
The NY Giants haters are out in full force this offseason
To start things off, 'The Giants hitched their wagon to Daniel Jones' is something Kempski wasn't too thrilled about. Jones is coming off the best year of his career, but plenty of eyebrows were raised when he signed his $160 million deal. Kempski hated this for Big Blue:
"The Giants' offense didn’t hit big plays in the passing game in 2022. They had 28 pass plays of 20+ yards, fewest in the NFL. The league average was 49. Certainly the Giants' lack of quality receivers played a part in their ultra-conservative passing game, but there's little question that Jones' ball security improvements weren't as impressive as the numbers suggest, since, you know, he rarely tried to push the ball down the field. Anyway, good luck with all that, Giants fans."- Jimmy Kempski
The list goes on here from Kempski, who added that Saquon Barkley is angry, the team is loaded with No. 3 and No. 4 wideouts, the offensive line 'still stinks' right now, more turnovers will be on the way for Danny Dimes and much more.
In response to that, the hope is that Saquon and the G-Men can get a new deal done by the July 17 deadline. Barkley may not be pleased with how contract talks have gone, but do we think he and Jones would have worked out together in New Jersey over the weekend if he didn't think he'd be out on the field come Week 1? Not a chance.
As for the receivers, yes, the Giants still don't have a No. 1 wideout. We won't argue with Kempski there. However, fans are excited about Parris Campbell taking his game to a new level with this offense, while rookie Jalin Hyatt will look to make a major splash in his first campaign with the team. Isaiah Hodgins, Darius Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson are ready to make noise too.
All in all, there's plenty of reason to believe it can be another strong year for the Giants. However, there are still definitely some concerns, including the offensive line and pass-rush depth. Still, though, fans are ready to see the G-Men ball out and post some memorable wins - this includes in the postseason. Hopefully things feature a win over the Eagles too for Mr. Kempski to enjoy.