There’s been a pair of troubling seasons since the New York Giants reached the playoffs in 2016. Is Big Blue finally making some strides?
There’s been a lot of change recently when it comes to one of the steadier organizations in the NFL. In 2018, the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman to be their general manager and Pat Shurmur as their newest head coach.
It wasn’t all that long ago that the club was being run by sideline leader Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese. But the last few years of their regimes saw a drop-off in performance.
The club promoted Ben McAdoo to the top spot and Big Blue returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. But he would not finish the following season and both he and Reese were dismissed late in the year.
So enter Gettleman, who has been busy trying to reshape a roster that has disappointed in a lot of aspects. Many of key moves came last season during the trade deadline when the club shipped defensive tackle Damon Harrison to the Lions and former first-round cornerback Eli Apple to the Saints.
This offseason, there’s been more there was more wheeling and dealing by the general manager, He shipped talented wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns. Come April, the team owned a pair of first-round draft choices and Gettleman would add one more by evening’s end.
So Shurmur and the Giants get ready for their second season together. Can the club avoid a last-place finish for the third straight year? What do the statistics say about this team these days?