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Giant Autopsy


Examining piece by piece, will the New York Giants return to 2002 form, or will they once again disappoint?

Quarterback: Although Kerry Collins threw 15 interceptions in 12 complete games last season, the Giants will suffer more turnovers from the quarterback position in 2004 than they did last year. Kurt Warner is a turnover machine. In his last seven starts, he has thrown fifteen interceptions and has fumbled ten times. Even if rookie Eli Manning takes over, the Giants will still struggle with mistakes, because rookie quarterbacks are prone to make them. Analysis: 2003 Form.

Running Back: The backfield of Tiki Barber, Ron Dayne and Delvin Joyce has remained untouched. Analysis: Draw.

Wide Receivers: Like the running back position, the receiving corps, consisting of Amani Toomer, Ike Hilliard and Jeremey Shockey remains intact. Analysis: Draw.

Offensive Line: In 2002, the Giants' offensive line was one of the NFL's best. Last season, it was the reason for New York's demise. Other than left tackle Luke Petitgout, this season's offensive front consists of free agent rejects and poor draft selections. Once again, New York's quarterbacks will be feeling the heat. Analysis: 2003 Form.

Defensive Line: Cornelius Griffin has defected for Washington. He has been substituted by Fred Robbins and Norman Hand. The lone change on New York's defensive line is a poor one. Last season, they were 11th against the run. They won't be that high in 2004. Analysis: 2003 Form.

Linebackers: The entire Giants' linebacking corps has been revamped. Gone is poor tackling Dhani Jones and his counterpart, Brandon Short. Taking their place are Carlos Emmons and Barrett Green. Emmons and Green provide a slight upgrade, but a tremendous downgrade takes place at the middle linebacker position, where Nick Greisen substitutes Michael Barrow. Without Barrow and the afore mentioned Cornelius Griffin, the Giants could be 20th or lower against opposing ground games. Analysis: 2003 Form.

Secondary: While the starting secondary remains the same, two little-known acquisitions could assist the Giants immensely. Terry Cousin and Brent Alexander provide much needed depth at a cheap price. Analysis: 2002 Form.

Overall Analysis: The New York Giants lost a number of key players and failed to replace them properly. They could be battling San Diego, San Francisco and Cleveland for the status as the worst team in the NFL. Unfortunately, they do not possess a first round pick, which means that barring a miracle or ten, the Giants will be an NFL cellar dweller for a long time.

Prognosis: 2003 Form.



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