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New York Giants: Getting Safety from Within

By Marco Imperati | Featured Columnist

The names fell like dominoes. All in for Devin McCourtey was not enough to bring him home from New England. Rahim Moore and Ron Parker stuck around free agency long enough to wonder if either one would be next, but nothing ever developed. Of course, Antrel Rolle moved on when he knew the Giants moved on.

The issue of who is playing safety for the New York Giants will be the front line topic of discussion through training camp and right into week 1 of the 2015 season. Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor will try to shake the young and inexperienced label in a hurry. All signs point to Berhe starting at one safety spot, but there are still many question marks to how this shakes out.

Jerry Reese, deservingly so, has received his share of criticsm due to some poor mid round draft picks that has ultimately impacted the depth on the Giants roster.

However, one thing fans can’t deny Reese, the man does know how to find players when everyone on the outside is doubting his every move.

In 2011, the team lost Steve Smith and Kevin Boss in free agency. Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard were unknowns that would quickly step up and become a huge part of a Championship run.

Most recently, just about every media outlet and mock draft had Eric Ebron slotted to the Giants last year to fill the void at Tight End. Very rarely did anyone speak about Larry Donnell fitting into Ben Mcadoo’s offense just fine.

Reese has been solid with an unemotional take on letting players go a year early before it gets too late. Berhe or Taylor, or the next unknown is surely about to step up and have an opportunity. As Tom Coughlin has said many times, “Players change, but expectations don’t.”