Eli has been on the decline for a few seasons. One of the most inconsistent QBs in the league. Crumbles when rushed.
It is rare you spend a #2 overall pick on a running back but the Giants have been desperate for a bellcow runner for years. Saquan should be ready to carry a full workload. He has the talent and explosiveness to be a special player.
Protection & Blocking
The O-line was definitely a priority for the Giants to address over the offseason. They added several new pieces that should help improve. They have maulers for run blocking. Pass protection will likely still be an issue.
Premier receivers with big play ability. As a unit they lack depth. If any serious injury occurs, they'll be in trouble again.
Skills Analysis Notes
There are explosive players at the skills positions waiting to make big plays. Consistency is the biggest concern with the QB as well as the O-Line. Giants have had a history of struggling with red zone efficiency and poor decision making. Hopefully new HC Pat Shumur can fix things up and help Eli be more comfortable in the pocket.
Strong run stopping D-Line. Not many consistent pass rushers.
Improved since last season. Added a lot more speed and athleticism to cover more areas of the field.
Lacks depth. Will have tendency to allow big plays.
Controlling Field Position
Skills Analysis Notes
Will be an average defense. Will have to get familiar with changing defensive scheme from 4-3 to 3-4 base. Must be better at disguising coverages.
Special Teams and Coaching
Overall Unit Analysis
Horrible kicker with no confidence and not an accurate long distance kicker. Should not be on a NFL roster. Special Teams as a whole have been a weak component for the Giants. Have lacked any sort of play makers for at least a decade.
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Should be much better than Ben Macadoo in terms of gaining the respect of their players. Shurmur has a good track record of having productive offenses.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Giants can only go up from the awful season they had last year. Cleaning house with the front office and coaching staff was a much needed move. These new guys should help restore the true identity of what it means to be a New York Giant. Giants have a tough schedule to start the season which will likely account for 4 to 5 losses.