The search for stability – and profit – continues

here we go again.

Another new Giants season coming from another loose season has led to yet another turmoil. Brian Dabol is the fourth new coach in the past seven years, which begs the question: Is this a way to run a franchise?

At some point, a sense of stability must be established. Ben McAdoo for 28 games, Pat Shurmur for 32 games, Joe Judge for 32 games Round and round we go where the win starts no one knows. Joe Shuen, the new general manager, worked with Daboll at Buffalo and this powerful duo Time will be given to make things right. They are a united front, but with little room for salary cap to work with, there wasn’t much they could do to improve the roster, which lacks talent in many places to view this as anything close to the opposing team.

The schemes for attack and defense will be very different and with that many high-profile players will return. Midfielder Daniel Jones and linebacker Saquon Barkley, two of the former top 10 players in the first round, who share their injuries and frustrations with performing, are back for what could be the final round, as they enter the final year of their contracts, hoping to impress them. New guys in town. Schoen’s first two picks, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and attacking Evan Neal, represent the present and the future.

The unspoken hope in the new front office and coaching staff is that steady improvement may allow this team to accumulate a decent track record as a building block. The fan base is sick and tired of losing – the last five years’ 22-59 record matches the Jets for the worst in the NFL – and yet it’s hard to expect anything other than losing more than winning as this new show hits the ground running.

Daniel Jones may be on his last chance to be the long-term QB solution for the Giants.
Robert Sabo

a crime

No offense, but…sorry, I couldn’t resist.

If this wasn’t a crime for giants again, there would be some explaining to do. Brian Daboll is set in large part based on his history as a game-changer and back-player problem. The offensive line has been bolstered, with Saquon Barkley in full health and a wide receiving array of Kenny Jolladay, Toni Kadarius and Sterling Shepard ready to recover and the rookie Wan Dale Robinson might be worth watching – if Goladay is worth watching He gets rid of his idle training camp And Tony discovers how to get rid of all his annoying physical problems. There are all kinds of caveats, led by Daniel Jones, who in his fourth season with the Giants is trying to perfect his different third book. It’s exhausting for any quarterback, but no one has ever said life is fair. Tyrod Taylor is the best backup this team has had since Kurt Warner in 2004.

Picking Evan Neal for seventh in the 2022 draft was the easiest call General Manager Joe Schoen has ever made. Towering and powerful Neil already looks like a key player on the right tackle, just as Andrew Thomas, now entering his third year, serves as the fulcrum on the left tackle. The inside of the line will tell the story with the additions of free agent Mark Glowinsky in the right guard and John Feliciano (who has had a hard time staying on the field this summer) in the center, with Shane Lemieux — once back from a toe injury — or perhaps rookie Josh Izodo on the left guard. .

New York Giants Evan Neal runs in training camp
Evan Nya
Cory will cry

Barkley had a refreshing summer determined to prove that he can once again become a top player. He will be a busy person in the final year of his contract, as the ball will find him on a regular basis. Daboll’s use of movement and changes will be a welcome sight after the lackluster slump of 2021. Unless rookie Daniel Bellinger is a revelation, a tight finish could be an issue.

Grade: C +

defense

No team wins the chart alone, which is why the arrival of new defensive coordinator Wink Martindale should only be welcomed with a loud voice. Yes, no one is happier. It will send pressure from everywhere, with everyone. It looks great, doesn’t it? Expect big plays with and against the giants, as there are some shining holes. The high school, with safety starters Xavier McKinney and Julian Love, is solid. Adoree’ Jackson should prove himself a worthy CB1. Then? There are big questions in the second back spot – Aaron Robinson or rookie Cordell Flute – in the nickel back – can Darnay Holmes handle the load? – and with the third safety, as Dane Belton breaks out of a broken collarbone as a rookie.

There are some areas to build on. Dexter Lawrence’s defensive line and especially Leonard Williams can be devastating. The key with this whole unit will be how strong the outside-back duo is Aziz Ogolari and Rookie Kayvonne Tepodox will be. Ojulari led the team with eight sacks as a rookie last season. Thibodeaux, the No. 5 draft pick, needs to fully recover from a MCL twist that could keep him out of the opener. The Giants need him to be a dynamic player, sooner rather than later.

Grade: C +

special teams

Perhaps the best gift the former front office left behind was the player of the place, Graham Gano, who seems to get better with age. Jano, 35, is entering his thirteenth NFL season and is on top of his game. In his two years with the Giants, Jano had 60 of his 65 field goal attempts and four of the five fouls were from 50 yards or more. Punter Jimmy Gillan is in his first year with the team and is living up to his Scottish title Hammer with his burgeoning left leg. He had some consistency issues last season with Brown. Longtime coordinator Thomas McGaughey has had for years to mix and match with the returnees, and this season looks more than the same.

Grade: B +

training

Daboll does not hold himself as a first time coach. He is 47 years old and has prepared for that during more than two decades working as an assistant in the NFL. He has an easy way about it and is sure to be tested, in terms of keeping attitude from falling apart, when adversity strikes. There will be growing pains because there is always. Daboll installed his modern offensive system and showed that he is not power hungry by giving play duties to Mike Kafka, First time attack coordinator. Daboll also hired Martindale Grizzly to manage the defense despite no previous relationship. Martindale has retained Jerome Henderson as a defensive back coach and is highly regarded.

New York Giants coach Brian Dabol looks at training camp
Brian Dabol is on his first head-training gig after two decades as an assistant.
Corey Sibkin

B degree

2 minute workout

Most important offensive player: I will be Barclay. He is on a mission to prove Could once again be a major player – The kind of player he was in 2018, when he won the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. If he stays healthy, watch out. The new offense will keep him on the move and make him an indispensable player in fantasy football leagues.

Most important defensive player: CB Adore Jackson. Note the category title. It doesn’t say “best defensive player” or “dominant defensive player.” Not that he’s a pro, but he has NFL pedigree and he has to stay healthy and CB1 to count on, or else all those weird blitzkrieg attacks from coordinator Wink Martindale will be exposed.

Beginner must watch: First-round players Kayvon Thibodeau and Evan Neal must have immediate and significant impacts, and are clearly newbies to watch. Let’s go a little further to WR Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky’s second-round pick. Robinson would be very involved in the passing game and used to comb jets and sometimes even off the field as a runner. With Kadarius Toney always in question, Robinson’s contribution is imperative.

A rising star: Love this quote from Andrew Thomas: “I run my own race.” Yes, it does. The strong left tackles, who ranked fourth in 2020, endured some tough first moments and had ankle problems. He has the demeanor to last a long time in the league and is a serious-minded and mature 23-year-old with cutting edge techniques and the temperament to excel as a blind-side protector.

Biggest coaching decision: Are they or not? Daniel Jones opens as the main midfielder and new coaching staff He wants to work with him. A backup with all sorts of experience and just the right amount of NFL success, Tyrod Taylor is a real choice. There is no guarantee that Jones, if he stays healthy, gets a full 17 games to prove himself. Daboll is a rookie head coach, and if he feels Jones is stopping the offense, he will likely switch to Taylor. but when?

Don’t be surprised if… Thibodeaux has not broken Azeez Ojulari’s franchise debutante record for sacks in a single season (eight, set last year). First of all, the bags are hard to get. Next, Thibodeaux must show that he can stay healthy and in the field. Also, the new defensive scheme would call for a sneak attack from all over and expect the sack totals to be distributed.

Make sure to make fans grumble: Another slow start to a 0-2 streak for five consecutive years. Watch thousands of Cowboys fans invade MetLife Stadium for the third week of Monday Night Football. Upon hearing the Play by Radio icon, Bob Papa says, “Kadarius Toney picks up first but is slow to get up.”

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley #26, running with the ball during training
Sacon Barkley aims to put all the injuries and inconsistencies behind him this season…
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You can’t miss them

September 26th vs Cowboys: This is the first NFC East game for the Giants and it comes against the team most of them would prefer to win the degree. Highlighting prime times is a way to bring out the worst in the giants; Will this season be different?

October 16 vs. crows: Wink Martindale has spent the past 10 years in Baltimore, the last four managing the Ravens’ defense. Things got worse for him and he moved on to the Giants. Cheerful Martindale is sure to have a few tricks up his sleeve for his former team.

November 13 vs Texas: truly? Showdown with woebegone Texans is an unmissable game? Well, let’s put it another way. There are certain matches on the table that a team like the Giants must win. It must be. This is one of them. The Giants will be well rested, as they come out of their farewell week. no excuses.

Prediction: 7-10

Is this overly optimistic? Probably. He could play a first-year coach bump here, as the energy Brian Daboll adds to the building should be worth an extra win or two. The schedule is more than fair and the NFC East isn’t fatal. If anything happens to Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor will be more than capable and will prevent the terrible 0-6 crash to close out the 2021 that ended Joe Judge’s internship. The list, though, doesn’t contain enough to push the Giants closer to the .500.