On a 4-12 team, there is plenty of room for improvement. Here are the top five positions the New York Giants must upgrade.
Everyone in Big Blue Nation knows how horrible the New York Giants were last season. They finished with a 4-12 record. There were times when they could do absolutely nothing right.
The defense allowed 28.2 points (30th in NFL), and 377.3 yards (25th) per game, which included the 28th ranked passing defense which yielded a game average of 264.1 yards. They also had the third-worst time of possession allowing their opponents to have the ball almost 32 minutes per game.
Injuries and suspensions to skill position players as well as inexperience greatly hampered the offense. They finished 23rd per game in yards from scrimmage with 338.5. Additionally, they were dead last in fumbles (31), fumbles lost (16), and turnover margin (-17).
For the purposes of this article 2019 is in the rearview mirror other than a starting point for improvement. It’s time to look forward. The G-Men have a new head coach, Joe Judge, and two new coordinators. Patrick Graham a former Giants assistant will run the defense.
Still open is the offensive coordinator job, but all indications are that it will be filled shortly. Although it isn’t a positional need, the new OC is arguably the New York Giants second-biggest hire in the offseason. Whoever it is will be very instrumental in developing Daniel Jones into a “franchise” quarterback.
The team has said they would like Judge, a first-time head coach, to have a top-level assistant on his staff to lean on as he learns the ropes. Former Giants quarterback Jason Garrett appears to be the front runner. Others in consideration include Bill Callahan, Freddy Kitchens, and Jay Gruden. All four have head coaching experience and all four have been successful play-callers in the past.
Here are the top areas where the New York Giants must improve going into 2020.