As the offseason lull continues and another snow storm prepared to impact the Northeast, we at Giants 101 offer you the following stories to enjoy with your morning coffee and bowl of cereal. Enjoy.
Scott Brunner knows what it’s like to be a young athlete with a heap of money and no idea what to do with – or how to keep it.
That’s why he started his own financial advisory firm to assist young athletes and mentor college students as they embark on professional sports and the finances that come with them.
Wilson is lifting weights and working out just weeks after having a fusion of the vertebrae to repair a herniated disk in his neck. From ownership on down, the Giants have been careful not to place too many expectations on Wilson.
A year ago at this time, Wilson was viewed as one of the true breakout candidates in the entire league. He has the rare ability to make other pros look like they are running in slow motion. Now Wilson's future is very much in doubt.
New York Giant – The Giants started remaking their offensive line last year when they drafted Justin Pugh in the first round, and that rebuilding effort will have to continue this offseason, preferably with a left tackle early in the draft. Elsewhere, New York needs to add at least one top-flight pass rusher, assuming they’re unable to re-sign Justin Tuck. But even if Tuck returns to New York the Giants could use another pass rusher, not to mention a serious upgrade a linebacker, although re-signing Jon Beason would be a good move. The Giants also have to figure things out at the running back position, and while they may be able to make up for the inevitable loss of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to free agency with Reuben Randle, signing a pass-catching tight end to add to their offensive arsenal would be helpful after Brandon Myers was a huge disappointment in 2013.
Not that anyone needed confirmation from New York Giants' management, but the offensive line will be a top priority in the coming months.
The patchwork unit, which saw seven different starting combinations in 2013 and allowed a total of 40 sacks this season, is such a mess that it could potentially be looking at four new starters in 2014.
Longtime starters Chris Snee and David Diehl have not only seen their health decline — both dealt with injuries last year that required surgeries — neither has played recently at a level that reminds anyone of their respective primes.
The most important offseason in recent Giants history is just getting started. Some moves (coaching changes) have been made, but the major reconstruction (aka, the roster overhaul) is about to gain full steam.
So get ready. Here's when things will start going down…..
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