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Will the Giants Get Back to the Long Ball in 2016?


Giants wide receiver Dwayne Harris says the team is working on “throwing the ball down the field more” according to Dan Salomone of

“We’re definitely trying to work on throwing the ball down the field, throwing more deep passes,” Harris said. According to Pro Football Focus, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw the ball more than 20 yards downfield on just over 10 percent of his dropbacks in 2015. That placed them 25th in the league. Much of the problem with the Giants’ deep game is their offensive line, as Manning was often running for his life last season and did not have enough time to do more than dump the ball off to his first read. The Giants have attempted several upgrades to the O-line this offseason. If that group can hold up, star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie Sterling Shepard could both produce great seasons. Harris should also benefit after already posting career highs in 2015 (his first with the Giants) with 36 catches for 396 yards and four TDs plus stellar work on special teams.

Eli is coming off two of the most efficient seasons of his career so it is unlikely the Giants will tinker with their formula too much.

The Giants are coming off a 6-10 season in 2015, but are determined to get back to the top of the East in 2016. Grab this William Hill promotional code and play the G-Men each and every Sunday as they look to bring another Lombardi back to New York!

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