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George from PA : 5/18/2019 7:34 am
IF, OL improves its run blocking,

Barkley can lead the league rushing.

IF OL improves its pass blocking and Engram become as consistent as Shepard , Tate and Barkely catching the ball,

Eli Manning could have his best statistical year.

IF the Giants punter improves,

The Giants Special Teams can be the best in NFL.

IF Markus Golden return to form and Carter got stronger, while D.Lawrence and balance of DL collapse pocket,

The Giants pass rush and QB pressures will not be an issue.

IF Olgetree, 2nd year in system, plays faster and Goodsen improves or gets upgraded combined with the improved DL play,

The Giants rush defense could become a force.

IF Peppers comes as advertised, Jenkins rebounds while the rookies get up to speed with Antoine Bethea leads the way as centerfield captain,

This defense can surprise.

IF the depth truly materlizes while the Giants remains relativily healthy,

The Giants can compete.

IF the coaches don't screw it up,

The Giants can win.
Big Blue '56 : 5/18/2019 7:36 am : link
you had a better thread title.....😜😜
I believe  
NYFootballGiants : 5/18/2019 7:55 am : link
this team is going to surprise a lot of people this year. Including half of our fan base.
A lot of "iffs'  
johnnyb : 5/18/2019 7:55 am : link
rnargi : 5/18/2019 8:03 am : link
A picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you?
RE: A lot of  
90.Cal : 5/18/2019 8:08 am : link
In comment 14448021 johnnyb said:

RE: IF  
JohnB : 5/18/2019 8:13 am : link
In comment 14448013 Big Blue '56 said:
you had a better thread title.....😜😜

RE: IF  
Klaatu : 5/18/2019 8:19 am : link
In comment 14448013 Big Blue '56 said:
you had a better thread title.....😜😜

It worked for Rudyard Kipling.
I like the title  
George from PA : 5/18/2019 8:20 am : link
George from PA : 5/18/2019 8:23 am : link
Reads like a children's book  
Karl Hungus : 5/18/2019 8:27 am : link
I like it. I'm going to try reading this to my four-year-old son tonight and see what he says.
River Mike : 5/18/2019 8:28 am : link
we had some ham we could have ham and eggs ………… If we had some eggs.
I agree, bad title,but.....  
5BowlsSoon : 5/18/2019 8:29 am : link
I am 100% thinking what you are thinking.

I am so enthusiastic about this year. I look at our roster, our depth, and I do not see any glaring weakness at any position:

I know somebody will say EDGE rusher.....but I say pre GOLDEN injury, Xman, and CARTER

Someone will say blocking TE, but I say CONRAD.

Someone will say a WR that extends, but I say COLEMAN and SLAYTON.

Someone will say LB, but I will say CONNELY and an improved GOODSEN.

Someone will say center, but I will say out of PIO, PULLEY, OHAGEN, AND BROWN, someone will rise up and dominate.

Some may even say our QB is too old and declining, but I will say he didn’t look like that in the second half of last year and now he has a much better OL protecting him. Besides, if he falters, we have a potentially rookie phenom in the mobile DJONES.

But notice this....I bet no one says secondary, and they are right because in JJ, BEAL, CARTER, LOVE, HEALEY, BALLANTINE, PEPPERS, AND BETHEA, we may have the most coveted secondary in the NFL.
RE: I believe  
GothamGiants : 5/18/2019 8:30 am : link
In comment 14448019 NYFootballGiants said:
this team is going to surprise a lot of people this year. Including half of our fan base.

Me too ... especially on defense.

Bettcher has his toys now, they’lol be some rookie mistakes along the way, but I expect a much improved defense winning us a game or 2 rather than blowing 4Q leads
1. We have much better lines now  
flycatcher : 5/18/2019 8:32 am : link
2. Barkley is the best RB on the planet.
3. Engram was phenomenal the last quarter of 2018
4. Eli will be fine.
5. Dixon isn’t bad.
6. Special teams was a strength last season
7. See 1.
8. Improved secondary = more coverage sacks
9. Plus Connelly
10. Yeah
11. Huge talent upgrade in secondary
12. Hell yeah
13. Same for any team.
14. Absolutely
15. MacAdoo is gone.
16. ..the division.
The last three lines  
Pete in MD : 5/18/2019 8:37 am : link
are almost a haiku.
Those are a lot of 'ifs'  
jhibb : 5/18/2019 9:00 am : link
and a lot of implied 'ands' in between, but unfortunately I think there are going to be a decent number of 'buts' that keep the team from being too successful this year.
Party pooper  
George from PA : 5/18/2019 9:02 am : link
It’s kind of a best  
Dave on the UWS : 5/18/2019 9:30 am : link
case scenario, but entirely plausible.
A lot of those aren’t very big “ifs”  
BillT : 5/18/2019 9:50 am : link
The OL added Zeitler and Remmers. It will be better at both run and pass blocking. The Giants’ punter was already in the top quarter of the league. The secondary certainly has better talent than last year. But to be fair Golden and Carter are “ifs” though I’m pretty confident the DL will be very strong.
Not sure I agree with all of the "Ifs", but  
NBGblue : 5/18/2019 10:07 am : link
I agree that a BIG "if" is whether the Giants will have a pass rush and generate QB pressures. I'm confident that the Giants will be better this year, but I think how much better they'll be will be determined in large part by the quality (or lack of quality) of the rush.
Complete these quotes: and give the source  
Marty in Albany : 5/18/2019 11:13 am : link
If frogs had wings...
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts...
too many “ifs” in thread translate to too many “ifs” on field which  
plato : 5/18/2019 1:51 pm : link
equal a season with too many loses. you’re right about “ifs” wrong about ending.
was thinkng the same thing  
Steve in ATL : 5/18/2019 2:11 pm : link
seems that everyone is starting a "what if" thread.
Giants_West : 5/18/2019 3:23 pm : link
we can develope some of our players into impact players/quality starters.

That and health along the offensive line.

We get those two things and we can be a contender come post season time.
Too bad  
Jay in Toronto : 5/18/2019 4:52 pm : link
Kipling is deceased.
I'ts definitely a bit Iffy ......  
Bluesbreaker : 5/18/2019 7:43 pm : link
Is it doable ?
Schedule is not bad !
Are we another 9-7 team ?
I hope so its our magic number !
CT Charlie : 5/18/2019 8:13 pm : link
... it will take the O-line at least half a dozen games to gel.
... it will take the D perhaps half the season to understand the system.
... there's no unit that's deep enough to overcome an injury to a starter.

Still, we WILL be much competitive and fun to watch, starting 5-6 weeks into the season. And Saquon is always a thrill.
The biggest if  
Giantimistic : 5/19/2019 6:08 am : link
Is if the team stays healthy and no season ending injuries. We are not deep enough to withstand major injuries.
RE: The biggest if  
Jay in Toronto : 5/19/2019 7:42 am : link
In comment 14448519 Giantimistic said:
Is if the team stays healthy and no season ending injuries. We are not deep enough to withstand major injuries.

Maybe Mara shoukd hire Cash
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