We always talk about seeing improvements by our rookies and guys trying to make the roster, but what about our starters? There's no denying the fact the Giants are a great team. However, no player is perfect and there are a few improvements id like to see made in this upcoming season.
1.In my opinion Victor Cruz is not only the best slot receiver in the NFL but probably one of the hardest receivers to cover 1v1. What id like to see cruz improve on this year is his focus on the ball. He's had a lot of easy drops in the past because of him taking his eye off of the ball. If he focuses more on catching the ball first, i think he will have an even better season that last year.
2. When it comes to the D Line, Everyone knows the giants have the best pass rushing ends in the NFL. But this season i'd like to see our D tackles get better penetration during passing plays. I felt like on passing downs we weren't able to get much push up the middle. If we improve there, i think we will lead in NFL in sacks this year.
3. Last but not least is the offensive line. If you're reading this, im sure many of you will think im crazy for saying this, but as far as pass protection goes, i think our O Line did a pretty solid job last year. Yes they had some horrible games and yes eli got knocked around plenty of times, especially during the 49ers game. But i think if you were to look at the tape carefully (not just the highlights) and you were to grade our pass blocking in every game as a whole, i think the line did a good job. Especially during many of those 4th quarter come backs.
Where id like to see them really improve is in the run game. if we can get our running game back on track, i think we have a chance to repeat.
What are your thoughts?