Breaking Down the New York Giants’ Situation at Linebacker

June 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Up next in my look at the New York Giants position units is the group NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling chose as the NFL's weakest position group last year: the linebackers.
2015 in Review
To understand the shortcomings the Giants linebackers experienced last season, there are two factors.
First, this unit just couldn’t stay healthy.
As a result of that factor, the second, the lack of quality depth, combined with the problems the defensive front experienced led to Wessling’s preseason forecast of the Giants linebackers as the NFL's weakest position group coming to fruition.
The projected starting three linebackers last year were Devon Kennard at the strong side, Jon Beason in the middle and newcomer J.T. Thomas on the weak side.
All three suffered significant injuries, and all three ended up on injured reserve at some point in the season.
Let’s start with Kennard.
After showing promise his rookie season ...

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