How would the Giants fare in a lockout?

Hey guys nice to write to you all finally. As we approach football Armageddon I figured I would diverge from the excellent draft coverage for a moment to talk about what a lockout, and a potentially missed season, would mean for the Big Blue.

Not having football would be devastating for all of us, obviously, but on the football side of things how do the Giants fare?

The key is how many players do we have developing and rehabbing compared to everyone else and how much do we need to do in the offseason in terms of coaching?

To start, one of our big concerns has to be the offensive line considering the injuries and the rehab that a lockout could hinder. Couple that with the 25 interceptions Eli threw and the work he needs to do in the offseason with the wide-outs and there is a little to worry about.

On the other side of the ball, I personally think we’ll be fine. Our problems are more personnel based than anything else. And yes while a lockout does mean that we cannot sign players to fill personnel gaps, the same goes for everyone else.

The thing we have going for us is that because we are not making any coaching changes there are no new systems to implement. So the little things that could be worked on the offense are not too worrisome, that is if you trust Eli to get his work in regardless of what happens, which he will.

Overall, we are also a team with many veterans who know what they are doing and who are not developing in offseason programs.

Now compare this to say the Cowboys and Redskins (who lets be honest even though they have the same coach as last year have some work to do). We are ahead of the curve compared to them, unfortunately so are the Eagles.

So all in all, I think the Giants will not be hit too hard by the lockout compared to other teams. Established coach, quarterback, and defensive scheme, we will survive. That being said there are still things to tweak.

But that’s just my opinion, what do you guys think? For more about me check out the Staff page, but I’ll keep in touch with more posts in the future.


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3 Responses to “How would the Giants fare in a lockout?”

  1. plektor says:

    I never thought about it that way. Maybe you’re right, I don’t know, but to me the team I watched last season had a lot of work to do.

    ST are awful and it’s all about coaching schemes, where do you have to be, what do you have to do.
    Eli Manning needs a new QB coach and I’m pretty sure WRs miss that very same coach. Without hard work, I can’t see the interceptions decreasing.

    About defense, we’d need more press, less cover and a couple of other things but a LB is a must so that our safeties can play safety.
    Our D wasn’t that good, our offense was on alternating current and our ST sucks. It won’t get better with player sitting at home.

    As long as we have Tommy and his pals running the show I don’t expect anything out of the Giants (unless they find another Spags).
    With his new contract coming, that’s at least 5 years of nothing.

    The other thing is, look at our Superbowl wins. Seems like we need a strong NFC East to perform. Having 3 very solid teams in the division makes us be strong all year. We didn’t do this last year, got beat by good teams (we’re something like 2-5 againts playoffs teams) and collapsed.

    Bottom line, a 42 turnover team needs coaching in my book.

    • Dan Lentz says:

      Fair points. I completely agree with you that the team does need more work. However, the point was not that the team is perfect, but that we are in a relatively good position for a lockout if one were to occur.

      Now if they should extend Coughlin’s contract is another story and another argument all together. As for the turnovers, I agree but most of that is on Eli. For the Giants to win he needs to improve in that area of play.

  2. plektor says:

    Nothing on the PSL disgrace ?

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