New-Look Giants Defense Could Spur Quick Rebound in NFC East

August 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When talk turns to the New York Giants, the conversation usually centers on quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
However, if the Giants are going to end their postseason drought and get back in the playoffs for the first time since winning Super Bowl XLVI following the 2011 regular season, they must get substantial improvement from a defense that finished 2015 dead last in the NFL.
General manager Jerry Reese went on a massive spending spree in the offseason in an effort to spur just such a turnaround. If early returns are any indication, it may have been money well spent.
Granted, it's important not to read too much into fewer than 10 snaps played in a game that doesn't count. But New York's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins on Aug. 12 featured some impressive work from the Giants' new-look defense.
The Dolphins' first team failed to secure a first down. In fact, the Miami starters failed to do much of anything. Whether it was ...

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