By Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor
Sunday’s game vs the Dallas Cowboys gave me a much better glance at who the New York Giants are. An average team…but much improved from 2013.
Average is much improved from who they were last year. Last year the Giants won with a handful of athletes on the defense…namely Justin Tuck, Cullen Jenkins, Linval Joseph, and Mike Patterson shutting down almost every running back they faced. In 2014 the Giants have a much improved cast of players; however, the injuries and the inexperience of this roster is holding them back.
Rashad Jennings is much improved over Brandon Jacobs and Andre Brown; however he is injured.
Larry Donnell is the biggest Giants roster surprises and is light years better than Brandon Myers; however, the offensive line does not give Eli Manning enough time to get the rock to his new stud tight end.
Rookie Guard, Weston Richburg is dramatically better than David Baas, James Brewer and Brandon Mosley; however, the 2nd round draft pick is only 22 years old and only has 5 months at being a professional athlete and 45 days with live action.
The Giants defense has lost Jon Beason…twice and possibly a third time now with an injured toe. Walter Thurmond and Trumaine McBride are down for the year. We can only hope Cullen Jenkins comes back as he was my “unsung hero” of 2013.
Loosing wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan was like getting kicked in the gut, loosing Cruz is like loosing a family member. This team is behind the eight ball week after week, yet it’s hard to be mad at the players. DRC is an instant upgrade of Corey Webster but he needs to be on the field. We can only hope he gets healthy soon to help out Prince Amukamara who is having an outstanding year.
Has anyone seen or heard from Antrel Rolle or Stevie Brown. Giants Pass Rush is Missing in Action…but that’s a story for another day. It can only get better after Philadelphia.