Coming off a three-win season

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, the New York Giants have changed.They have a new
coach, a new general manager, a new 3-4 defensive scheme and a slew of new
players led by No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.The biggest change,
however, heading into 2018 is there is no Super Bowl hype.That was the main
topic going into 2017 with the Giants coming off an 11-5 season under
then-second-year coach Ben McAdoo. The expectations of a trip to Minnesota and a
fifth Lombardi Trophy were through the roof.The hope didn't last long. After
losing five straight to start the season and incurring several injuries, McAdoo
and longtime general manager Jerry Reese were fired in early December after
their decision to bench two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.The changes
followed. Dave Gettleman was hired to replace Reese. Pat Shurmur was named
coach. A slew of free agents were signed led by left tackle Nate Solder, guard
Patrick Omameh and linebacker Kareem Martin. Fellow linebacker Alec Ogletree was
acquired in a trade.Barkley, guard Will Hernandez and defensive tackle B.J. Hill
were added in the first three rounds of the draft. All should start against the
Jaguars on Sept. 9."I just told the team today, and I'll say this, I'm not into
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," Shurmur said Monday. "I told the team today really
don't worry about Jacksonville, let's just make the rest of today as good as it
can be and then we'll see where we go with it."The Giants have talent. Getting
back to the playoffs will be tough.New York has two games with the Super Bowl
champion Philadelphia Eagles and five other matchups against teams that made the
playoffs — Jacksonville, New Orleans, Carolina, Atlanta and Tennessee. Add in
four games against NFC East rivals Dallas and Washington and winning nine or 10
games is asking a lot.The positive is the personnel is good. The 37-year-old
Manning has looked sharp in the preseason and the receiving group has the
potential to be awesome, especially if Odell Beckham Jr. returns to form after
missing most of last season with a broken ankle. Despite missing two weeks with
a hamstring, Barkley has been impressive. He has a burst of speed that has not
been seen in the Giants' backfield in a while.Defensively, tackle Snacks
Harrison, end/linebacker Olivier Vernon, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety
Landon Collins are Pro Bowl caliber for coordinator James Bettcher.Some things
to know about the 2018 Giants:BECKHAM'S BACK: The Giants have been cautious with
the three-time Pro Bowler in the preseason. He did not appear in any of the
first three games and it's likely he won't play until the season opener. The
25-year-old has been barely touched in training camp which might raise some
concerns.However Authentic
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, if you've watched him, he has not lost a
step. His cuts are crisp, his hands are as good as ever and there is no reason
not to believe he is going to have double-digit touchdown catches and have more
than 1,000 yards receiving. He also should benefit from opponents having to
watch Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram.O-LINE ISSUES: The Giants spent
a bundle to upgrade the offensive line. Solder is a major upgrade at left
tackle. Hernandez is a fighter at left guard. The rest of the line is suspect.
Jon Halapio is playing center for the first time. Omameh struggled against Jets
at right tackle while Ereck Flowers has been up and down at his new right tackle
spot. Bottom line is the line was the weak link in the offense last season and
it could be again although the pass protection has looked a little
better.SECONDARY ISSUES: The secondary has three solid starters in Jenkins,
fellow cornerback Eli Apple and Collins at the strong safety. The free safety
spot looks as if it will go to Curtis Riley. He outlasted incumbent Darian
Thompson, who was bothered by a hamstring in training camp, and veteran Andrew
Adams, who struggled despite making 17 starts over the past two seasons. There
is little depth at cornerback and it is uncertain who will be the nickel and
dime backs.D-LINE: A late concern for the line is Vernon's reported high ankle
injury. He is the top pass rusher and struggled at times last season with a
similar injury. Rookie Lorenzo Carter, veteran Connor Barwin and Kerry Wynn will
have to take up the slack.MANNING: Eli is enjoying the new offense. He was 17 of
23 against the Jets in his final tuneup, and no one is worried whether his
starting days are dwindling. Backup Davis Webb has started to show the team
didn't waste a third-round pick on him last season.Report: CB Dominique
Rodgers-Cromartie signing with Oakland Raiders Former New York Giants cornerback
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has signed with the Oakland Raiders www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com ,
according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.Rodgers-Cromartie signed a five-year, $35
million contact with the Giants in the spring of 2014. With the Giants, he
played outside corner, slot corner, and safety, and he played well — even when
the rest of the defense didn’t. With the arrival of the new regime in 2018, the
Giants elected to move Rodgers-Cromartie from his reserve cornerback role to
free safety, a move he embraced. However, DRC was released by the team in March
after refusing to take a pay cut following his move. After parting ways with
both Rodgers-Cromartie and Ross Cockrell, the Giants’ depth at the position
became worrisome New York Giants
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, and even more so after the season-ending injury to Sam
Beal. With few proven options behind the Giants starters, fans began to wonder
if the Giants might re-sign DRC. That ship officially sailed Wednesday. As it
stands now, the Giants are looking at a platoon of William Gay, B.W. Webb,
Leonard Johnson, Grant Haley, and Donte Deayon behind Janoris Jenkins and Eli
Apple.
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