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12-31-2012, 08:57 AM
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...isions_in.html (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/12/giants_face_tough_decisions_in.html)

Excerpt: "A look at what the most pressing action items for the Giants in the offseason:


The Giants finished with 33 sacks this season, in the bottom half of the league and a noticeable dropoff from last year’s tally of 48. The fact that they weren’t able to regularly pressure the opposing quarterback was a source of great frustration to the defensive ends who have so long been the trademark of the defense. Osi Umenyiora (6 sacks) may not be back, and Justin Tuck (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/12/frustrated_justin_tuck_cant_ex.html) (4) and Jason Pierre-Paul (6½) both had noticeable declines in production this year.


The Giants have made difficult cuts along their offensive line the past few years, first Shaun O’Hara and Rich Seubert, and then Kareem McKenzie. This year’s unit only gave up 20 sacks but at times was far from dominant. C David Baas and RG Chris Snee played through injuries, LT Will Beatty is a free agent and David Diehl and his $4.1 million 2013 salary could be on the chopping block.


Cruz and the Giants negotiated all season on a new contract for the team’s leading receiver in 2011 and 2012. Nothing has been worked out just yet, but Cruz wants to stay with the team for a “long time.” The young star will be a restricted free agent, so a tag is possible, but based on the contract talks and the fact that Cruz has said a “structure” is in place, it appears they’re trying to work out a multi-year arrangement." Read more...

12-31-2012, 10:20 AM
I have less worry about the D-Line, get someone who can cover back there and it will come (please no more Terrel Thomas rumors of greatness)- they do need another run stopper as Canty/Bernard/Austin just don't seem able- Kuhn was a bright spot and he could play a significant role. My worry if the OL as Baas is not the answer, Diehl is done too. We need bigger, stronger guys to handle the run game first.
Top speed receiver- let Eli chuck it aS FAR AS HE CAN THROW IT