New York Giants Tied for NFC East Lead

New York Football Giants
Will New York Giants, who won the Super Bowl less than three years ago, recapture their glory soon? My pre-season thoughts:

Defense

Giants gave up 40+ points five times last season. They also alienated Chief Osi Umenyiora, their best defensive player.

On the positive side, the Defensive Coordinator has been replaced, and the Defensive Captain, who seemed to miss most of his post ticker-tape parade tackles, has retired.

Offense

Let’s hope Brandon Jacobs, stays healthy, and Eli Manning does not waste another great season.

Giants were ranked near the bottom of “Red Zone Offense” — NFL’s most important offensive statistic. How did Giants, a supposedly smart organization, try to fix this?

Offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride, hired his son, Kevin Gilbride, Junior, as an assistant Coach.

Special Teams

Sadly, Domenik Hixon, NFL’s second most productive kickoff returner last season, tore his ACL, and was placed on injured waivers.

Don’t Forget!

See When Are 2010-2011 NY Giants on TV? for schedules and results.