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New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Important Offseason Deadlines for New York Giants

February 18th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

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.

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Former Giants Quarterback Calling Financial Plays for Athletes in Morristown

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.

David Wilson Expected Back for New York Giants in '14?

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.

NFC East Offseason Needs: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Eagles

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.

Giants Looking to Rebuild O-Line, Running Back

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.

NFL Key Dates: Important Deadlines for Giants this Offseason

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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Tags: Brandon Myers, Chris Snee, David Diehl, David Wilson, Football, Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason, Justin Pugh, Justin Tuck, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Scott Brunner

9 Responses to “New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Important Offseason Deadlines for New York Giants”

  1.  JimStoll says:

    quite the title misnomer — ” Important Offseason Deadlines” then not a single mention of a date

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      Why don’t ya give the link an ole click? We can’t legally post the entirety of someone else’s article, so all we can do is link to it. But, perhaps more importantly, Jen had posted the dates a couple weeks back.

  2.  jb322 says:

    The last article lists all the dates

  3.  Nosh.0 says:

    GOAT- I think our main disagreement on offseason moves is about the OL. I think I believe it will need a much bigger investment than you do.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I just don’t believe in your manner of investment. I don’t believe picking the 3rd best tackle at #12 is a better way to fix the OL than picking the 1st or 2nd best guard. I believe the investment should be made in the interior. I understand that Beatty is going to start at LT given his contract. Bass also could be given a chance to show he’s healthy since we only save 1.8 mil by cutting him. We also have Mosley and Brewer who could factor in.

      I think we need to sign a guard/center who could start. Draft a guard in the first 2-3 rounds. And a mid round center prospect. We also need to add a vet swing tackle like we had with Lockear.

  4.  Sintexo says:

    I’m surprised that that article about rebuilding the OL and RB makes no mention of Wilson whatsoever.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    Chris Snee is a pretty smart guy, so let’s have Scott Bruner hire him as an apprentice adviser in his firm. The Maras and Tisches could throw a few millions Bruner’s way to manage and thereby grease the skids. Bruner winds up with more assets to manage, Snee has a post-NFL career, and the Giants get a $7MM albatross off their salary cap. Presto!! Everyone’s happy. Even if Bruner gets the Maras and Tisches a lousy return, it has to be better than they were going to get for their $7MM from Snee.

    See, the DeBartolos aren’t the only folks who’ve ever been around the NFL who can think creatively about how to solve money problems on the roster. Even we fans can come up with ready solutions. Just leave no trail of evidence or the $44MM Man may lay some penalties on you.

    •  Krow says:

      I don’t think $nee has any money problems. He’s looted the NYG bank account like a pig at a trough. We just need to get his snout out of it this year so we can have a shot at the playoff. That $7 mil is two quality players. If we pi$$ it away on the nepotism poster boy then Mara should fire everyone.

  6.  Dirt says:

    I watched the 1986 season review that Nosh posted the other day. The most striking thing was not how good that defense was, but that George Young was gushing that, aside from Martin and Carson, the entire unit was made up of really young guys.

    Then you consider that the youngest teams to ever win a Super Bowl were the perfect Dolphins and this year’s Seahawks.

    Put it all together, and only a moron would come to the conclusion that sitting young, hungry players is the best course of action.

    (I thought I should mention again: the perfect Dolphins team was the youngest ever to win a championship. They were young. And perfect. How is that possible?)

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