Saturday, February 11, 2012

What to look forward to in the offseason and Post-Superbowl Reaction

They completed the dream. They lived up to the motto "All In" and won the entire thing. The emergence of two guys really helped a lot. Victor Cruz went from zero to hero in a seasons time when he set the record for Giants recieving yards in a season and was a big threat in the playoffs. Jason Pierre-Paul has become a real force on the defensive line, so good that he was one of the main catalysts to why the defense played so good late in the season and postseason. Him and Justin Tucks should be a problem for opposing lines for years to come. Jerry Reese said they had the pieces to do something, the parts were there to make a run. His claim came true when they won it all and beat the Patriots in the super bowl for the second time in four years. It was truly one to remember but now we must look to the future as keeping the pieces together from this team is a key thing for the offseason. Mario Manningham, the man with the Tyreesque catch, will be a free agent and will definitely want money. With a clutch catch like that, you know teams without depth at wide-receiver will make offers to him. The Giants will likely be without two tight-ends to start the next season, so keeping together the trio of receivers that made them so dangerous in the passing game will be a big aspect of keeping them dangerous in the passing game. Victor Cruz is a huge part of that passing game and they would be smart to get him under a new contract which will pay him more (like he's asking for) and lock him up for more years. Also their run game emerged in the playoffs and was big in helping them control the clock, they have a decision to make on Brandon Jacobs. He fits the system they have with Bradshaw, he plays the power back to Ahmad's speediness. It worked well late in the season, their offensive line was consistent but is still aging. They might want address that in the draft, but their is no doubt in my mind that they will draft the best player available, it seems to be a real "hit or miss" strategy. With some real nice "hits" and some "misses". Also they have a decision to make on Aaron Ross, he was real solid in the playoffs but hasn't really lived up to the hype of being a first round pick. They might consider letting him sign with another team, they should give Terrell Thomas another shot. T2 was their best corner-back in the 2010 season, if he can get his play back to that level then their secondary will be real formidable with him and Corey Webster. Speaking of injured players who deserve another shot, Jonathan Goff really seemed to be turning into a solid linebacker when he went down in the preseason. He will likely get a one year deal with a shot to get himself back on track. Then offensive line should be looked at, it did a pretty good job of protecting Eli in the final game but in the NFC championship game they had a Swiss cheese resemblance to them. There are some old guys on there and I can't name names because these guys have delivered two Super Bowl wins so they have special place in my heart but that doesn't stop age. They drafted a lineman last year but they might look at doing it again in the later rounds if they see a talent they like. The bottom line is you have to trust the upper management of this team to make the right move. They have produced two Super Bowls under what is probably the greatest quarterback they have ever had. The real best question is: What will happen next season? Can they stop they horrible habit of losing to teams they have no business losing to? Lets not forget this team went 0-2 against terrible Washington Redskins team. If they fix that problem they are going to be real fun to watch next year.....

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