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The 2010 NY Giants Linebackers Suck.

That’s what fans have been saying. That’s what cirtics are saying. And that’s what Jason Cole of Yahoo sports is saying ranking the NY Giants linebacking unit as the 30th best in the league (or third worst)

30. New York Giants: The disintegration of Antonio Pierce(notes) was both sad and fascinating to watch last year. After helping the Giants to a Super Bowl title in the 2007 season, Pierce was still solid in 2008. But by 2009, his series of injuries caught up to him and forced him to retire. Now, the Giants must not only rebuild, but replace the most focused, dutiful leader the team had. Ouch. Outside linebacker Michael Boley(notes) was pretty good last year when he was healthy, but the rest of the group is a collective question mark with the likes of Clint Sintim(notes), Jonathan Goff(notes) and Chase Blackburn(notes).

Let’s hope the linebackers can prove people wrong this year. Step it up Boley. Come on Sintin. Let’s go Goff/Dillard.

What do you guys think? Is 30 too High? Too Low? Just right?

Rest of the rankings can be found here.

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10 Responses to “The 2010 NY Giants Linebackers Suck.”

  1. gmanbb44 says:

    30 is to low, this group is a far cry from top ten but its not bad. boley was great in coverage last year. goff can plug the middle(linval joseph taking up 2 gaps wouldn’t jurt either). and clint sintim is about to become the passrushing lb in a 4-3 scheme.

  2. gmanbb44 says:

    (An anonymous opponent breaks down the Giants)

    “The defense is just a huge, huge problem. Fewell will help in that regard, make them a more viable unit than they were at the end of the season when they just gave up. Umenyiora a year back from injury should help, but the linebacker crew is horrendous. I like what they did at safety with the addition of Antrel Rolle(notes).”

  3. Chris says:

    My hope is that they step up like the WR’s did last year and eliminate the question mark. If that d-line is ferocious again, that will help the the lb’s!

  4. mike says:

    I like that the linebackers are ranked low it gives them some motivation. I don’t mind the ranking for now it’s fair because they are unproven. I just hope next year they aren’t ranked the same. Lots of young talent thats the good news for now a lot of promise lets just hope they play to their potential

  5. andrew says:

    lets be honest, pierce helped in 2007. maybe not in the clutch in 08, but definitely he had what it took in 2007 and got it done.

    you cannot replace that kind of vision and power the first year out… but there is hope. are the giants third worst? no… but they are not proven whatsoever at linebacker right now.

  6. Jason C. says:

    While I don’t think they deserve to be ranked in the top 15, I think Boley alone makes them better than a lot of other teams, especially with the potential of Sintim added in. This guys an idiot anyway, he has Oakland ranked ahead of Cincinatti. I mean Cleveland and Detroit have better LB units than the Giants?? Are you kidding me?? I also love how he says middle linebackers don’t matter how they did 10 years ago in the St. Louis Rams review, then goes on to say the loss of Antonio Pierce is what kills the Giants. Be consistent in your idiocy at least, this jerk will eat his words.

    • Jason C. says:

      One more thing, the Cardinals LB’s are too old, but Jason Taylor is the answer for the Jets?? Who pays these idiots!?!?

  7. Jared says:

    Hopefully they “suck” as much as our WRs “sucked” last year! Fah-Q Yahoo…..

  8. Sonny says:

    The people who ranked them 30th…… are they the same people who picked New England to win the Superbowl against the Giants a few yrs ago???

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