New York Giants

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League:
National Football League
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Location:
East Rutherford, NJ United States
Conference:
National Football Conference
 

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
C+
Eli has been on the decline for a few seasons. One of the most inconsistent QBs in the league. Crumbles when rushed.
Running Backs
B+
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
B-
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.
Receiving
B+
Premier receivers with big play ability. As a unit they lack depth. If any serious injury occurs, they'll be in trouble again.
Skills
Speed
B
Production
B-
Big Play Ability
A-
Consistency
C
Red Zone Success
D
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.

Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B+
Strong run stopping D-Line. Not many consistent pass rushers.
Linebackers
B-
Improved since last season. Added a lot more speed and athleticism to cover more areas of the field.
Defensive Backs
B-
Lacks depth. Will have tendency to allow big plays.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B-
Stopping the Run
B+
Controlling Field Position
C+
Stopping The Big Play
C
Causing Turnovers
C-
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
Special Teams
Place Kicking
F
Punting
D
Kickoff/Punt Returning
C-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
C+
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.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B-
Preparedness
B-
Decision Making
B-
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.

Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
B-
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Drastically Underperformed
Expected Wins
7
Expected Losses
9
Expectations/ Outlook
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.