New York Giants defense was awful last season. The priority this past offseason for them was to improve on the defensive side of the ball by investing a lot of money in it. They have done that successfully as their defense has been the reason behind their surge in the second half of the year.
But, this team has been known for its offense in the past. They have a lot of weapons on the offensive side of the ball. It’s weird to watch a team that has Odell Beckham Jr. struggle on offense as much as the Giants did in the past couple of weeks. They just can’t get into the end zone unless Odell breaks a couple of tackles and runs for 50 or more yards. Why is that?
Well, two big problems are hiding behind Giants’ struggles. First of all, their running game is terrible. Rashad Jennings has been able to gain a few yards here and there, but the fact of the matter is that opposing defenses are not scared of Giants’ running game, and especially that offensive line.
The biggest reason behind Giants’ struggles on the offense is Eli Manning. For a guy that is as experienced as he is, this man is making way to many bad decisions, turning the ball over multiple times in every single game and not being able to move the ball downfield. Right now, he is just an average NFL quarterback, probably on the level of Carson Palmer, at best. And we know what Eli has under his belt, so it is very strange.
If the Giants want to make some noise in the postseason, they need Eli to play much better than he has in the last few rounds, especially against the Eagles and the Cowboys. And by the way, these two squads are not known for their defensive ability.