Last Season: 6-10, third in NFC East
Key Acquisitions: RB Shane Vereen, DE George Selvie, NT Kenrick Ellis, KR Dwayne Harris. S Brandon Meriweather
Key Losses: DE Mathias Kiwanuka, OLB Spencer Paysinger, OLB Jacquian Williams, CB Walter Thurmond, CB Terrell Thomas, S Stevie Brown, S Quintin Demps.
(This article will not feature a fan perspective because the author is already a Giants fan, so the entire thing is a fan perspective)
I’m already sick of Odell Beckham Jr. Don’t get me wrong, I love that he’s on my team, I love his potential and his talent, and I’m grateful that he managed to turn a 6-10 season into something memorable. But holy sh*t I wish people would stop talking about him. Beckham is practically Jerry Rice to a lot of people aready. The Giants fanbase worships him and I just want to yell at them “Slow down guys, take it easy, he’s just a second year player for F*cks sake!” I want Odell to turn into Jerry Rice but it’s too early to canonize the guy. Expectations for this year are already so astronomical that there is no way he’s going to live up to the hype. His first game under 100 yards and without a TD is going to cause people to say he’s in a slump. Haters will jump right on the bandwagon if he ever has a mediocre game. The hype is insufferable. He’s just a second year player. Back off, shut up, and let him play. He’s not a hall of famer yet.
As for the rest of the team, I expect nothing but mediocrity. The past few years have not been kind to Eli and the Giants.