The Giants have been a remarkably stable team since Tom Coughlin took over as their head coach in 2004, eschewing big moves in favor of staying the course and rarely responding to downturns with more than a shrug.
This offseason, though, the Giants went a different way. In the wake of their embarrassing 0-6 start and 7-9 record, the Giants spent the offseason as one of the biggest players on the free agent market. They also made a change at offensive coordinator, bringing in Ben McAdoo and the first major change in scheme of quarterback Eli Manning’s career, and parted ways with longtime stalwarts like Justin Tuck, David Diehl and Hakeem Nicks.
The result is a team that looks much different than the one that won the Super Bowl a few years ago and one that will need to come together quickly if they are going to bounce all the way back into a playoff spot. It’s an interesting attempt to rebuild and contend all at once, although it is one our panel thinks will ultimately leave the Giants out of the postseason for a third straight year.
Check out the preview and let us know what you think of the Giants’ chances this season.