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"Giants Suck" approach to the 2024 NFL Draft

Eric from BBI : Admin : 4/3/2024 11:19 am
I've been watching a ton of pundits lately to get a feel for who will go where in the upcoming draft, and to hear their takes on the respective teams, including the Giants.

The general consensus nationally is that the Giants' roster stinks. Some even saying it is one of the very worst in the NFL.

The Giants currently approach the draft with only six picks, one of the lowest totals in the entire league.

That is not good.

Are we looking at this the wrong way? Yes, the Giants need a QB. They need a #1 WR. But they need a lot of things in a draft that is going to be very strong in the 1-4 round range.

Perhaps the Giants should trade down. And then trade down again... and maybe again.
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RE: NYG could come out of the first two rounds  
BleedBlue46 : 4/3/2024 12:54 pm : link
In comment 16454999 JonC said:
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with a QB and WR in a deep draft for both positions. That's two big wins.


Yes, keeping that pick 47 in any trade up will be crucial. I don't see how it's possible in trade up to 3 though.

Xavier Leggette, Troy Franklin, Keon Coleman, Adonai Mitchell whether at 47 or via trade up would be great. I think Leggette has a good chance to be there at 47. If Schoen hits on QB rd1 and WR rd2 everything will turn around 100%.

Similar to how Accorsi insisted on keeping the rd2 pick that became Snee in the Eli trade, Schoen needs to keep that pick 47 if he trades up for a QB as there could be rd1 graded WRs at 47 or via slight trade up.
RE: I agree  
Del Shofner : 4/3/2024 12:58 pm : link
In comment 16454833 fish3321 said:
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Trade down if a top QB doesn’t fall into our laps.


I agree with this as well.
Really Argues Against A Trade Up For A QB  
Trainmaster : 4/3/2024 1:04 pm : link
Especially giving up the 2025 1st round pick.

Let the draft come to you Joe!

Problem is twofold  
gameday555 : 4/3/2024 1:12 pm : link
1) This is not a deep draft class. There is a major talent drop off after round 2. That's not just my opinion, it's pretty widely shared in draft media and quotes from scouts.

2) Thus far, Schoen has not proven to be a particularly impressive/above average drafter. I'd prefer we stay put at our picks and lean to consensus more this year.

Bonus problem - the roster is full of meh players. We need blue chippers and playmakers. It will take years, yes, but we can't just keep accumulating a bunch of mediocre talent.
“The general consensus nationally is that the Giants' roster stinks.”  
M.S. : 4/3/2024 1:16 pm : link
Out of respect for a team I’ve been cheering on for over 60 years, I would never use the word, “Stinks.” But I’ve been saying the same thing. Just not enough superior players on this team.
RE: Problem is twofold  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 4/3/2024 1:17 pm : link
In comment 16455029 gameday555 said:
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1) This is not a deep draft class. There is a major talent drop off after round 2. That's not just my opinion, it's pretty widely shared in draft media and quotes from scouts.

2) Thus far, Schoen has not proven to be a particularly impressive/above average drafter. I'd prefer we stay put at our picks and lean to consensus more this year.

Bonus problem - the roster is full of meh players. We need blue chippers and playmakers. It will take years, yes, but we can't just keep accumulating a bunch of mediocre talent.


Is the first part true? It looks like a lot of good players should be available in rounds 3 and 4.
RE: RE: Problem is twofold  
Mike in NY : 4/3/2024 1:19 pm : link
In comment 16455044 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 16455029 gameday555 said:


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1) This is not a deep draft class. There is a major talent drop off after round 2. That's not just my opinion, it's pretty widely shared in draft media and quotes from scouts.

2) Thus far, Schoen has not proven to be a particularly impressive/above average drafter. I'd prefer we stay put at our picks and lean to consensus more this year.

Bonus problem - the roster is full of meh players. We need blue chippers and playmakers. It will take years, yes, but we can't just keep accumulating a bunch of mediocre talent.



Is the first part true? It looks like a lot of good players should be available in rounds 3 and 4.


It depends on the position. Edge Rusher looks very top heavy as well as at CB. OL and WR, on the other hand, look very deep. That being said, Round 5 and later looks bad all around.
If the Giants can't get their  
LW_Giants : 4/3/2024 1:28 pm : link
QB with the 6th pick then i'm all for trading down and accumulating assets (hopefully a 2025 first, so we can try again for the QB next year).
RE: Problem is twofold  
Scooter185 : 4/3/2024 1:34 pm : link
In comment 16455029 gameday555 said:
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1) This is not a deep draft class. There is a major talent drop off after round 2. That's not just my opinion, it's pretty widely shared in draft media and quotes from scouts.

2) Thus far, Schoen has not proven to be a particularly impressive/above average drafter. I'd prefer we stay put at our picks and lean to consensus more this year.

Bonus problem - the roster is full of meh players. We need blue chippers and playmakers. It will take years, yes, but we can't just keep accumulating a bunch of mediocre talent.


Wasn't Neal a consensus pick?
Need to draft impact players. Depth is very important for such an  
ThomasG : 4/3/2024 1:39 pm : link
injury-prone team like the Giants but we simply don’t scout well enough to find enough players to fill every hole and weakness.

Go for the highest impact and highest ceilings on board. A few can carry a team.

Although QB1 has just got to be better otherwise a few impact players won’t be enough.

Just a blow to be sitting there back in early 2022 with two Top 7 picks and could have weened themselves off of Jones that season. However, with a weak QB draft we go with Thibs and Neal and as fortunes go neither looks to be very impactful. And then the franchise makes a huge error in extending Jones.

That’s why the Giants Suck.
RE: I was  
bw in dc : 4/3/2024 1:53 pm : link
In comment 16454834 Eric from BBI said:
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watching Brett Kollman. He was even talking about Dallas Turner because KT's win rate as a pass rusher is terrible. He and the guy he was talking to don't think enough has been done on the OL. There was talk of the need to replace Waller. He doesn't think much of Flott (interestingly, he still thinks Hawkins has a chance).


PFF rated KT #88th overall for Edge Defenders in 2023, 72nd as a pass rusher.

Burns, btw, was 29th as a pass rusher.

If we can't get a QB, I am all for trading down for (1) OL or (2) corner. OL preferred. This is such a terrific class for OL prospects.
RE: RE: I was  
Johnny5 : 4/3/2024 1:56 pm : link
In comment 16455089 bw in dc said:
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In comment 16454834 Eric from BBI said:


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watching Brett Kollman. He was even talking about Dallas Turner because KT's win rate as a pass rusher is terrible. He and the guy he was talking to don't think enough has been done on the OL. There was talk of the need to replace Waller. He doesn't think much of Flott (interestingly, he still thinks Hawkins has a chance).




PFF rated KT #88th overall for Edge Defenders in 2023, 72nd as a pass rusher.

Burns, btw, was 29th as a pass rusher.

If we can't get a QB, I am all for trading down for (1) OL or (2) corner. OL preferred. This is such a terrific class for OL prospects.

I agree BW. Although look at what happened with Neal. Supposed to be a sure thing. I just don't trust any draft rankings anymore on any position... lol
RE: RE: NYG could come out of the first two rounds  
Mike from Ohio : 4/3/2024 1:56 pm : link
In comment 16455010 BleedBlue46 said:
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Similar to how Accorsi insisted on keeping the rd2 pick that became Snee in the Eli trade, Schoen needs to keep that pick 47 if he trades up for a QB as there could be rd1 graded WRs at 47 or via slight trade up.


My understanding of that trade was that the sticking point was that SD wanted Osi, and Accrosi would not give him up. Never heard that the 2nd round pick was a sticking point.
RE: Threads like this open the door for the  
Rjanyg : 4/3/2024 1:57 pm : link
In comment 16454936 Dave on the UWS said:
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"the roster is abysmal- fire everyone! start over! EVERY pick has to be a Home Run." stuff like this.

1. the draft is NOT about plugging holes
2. QB is one of the positions that they need to upgrade, AND its the most difficult to fill. They have their best shot this year.

3. There are ways to "fill holes" besides the draft. The draft is the BEST place to get cost controlled, difference makers.

Get the QB!! if it means you end up with only 4 picks and he ends up the Home Run, nobody will care you gave up draft capital.

The roster is still, at best, mediocre. BUT, as listed above, you can identify around 10 players who are a core.
When Schoen took over, you had AT and Dex. That was it.

So the roster IS improving, just not as quickly as we fans would like. Better player development would help.


I agree with this. Young QB is priority one. WR is priority 2.

JS needs to figure out how to get both. If we end up with 4 picks so be it.
re: Roster  
bc4life : 4/3/2024 2:05 pm : link
Some progress has been made;

On offense - Hyatt, Robinson, and now we have 2 TEs who can actually block. Need another wr, maybe 2

OL: They keep tinkering. I think this offseason gives me hope they have finally resolved it - with some solid veteran pick-ups.

Need QB and RB.

Defense - Have talent on 3 levels - DL, LB - strength of the unit and one solid corner. Would like to see a bookend to Banks.

I think pairing Burns with Thibs will make a huge difference . Wonder if new DC likes the DL (tackles we have)
RE: RE: NYG could come out of the first two rounds  
Rjanyg : 4/3/2024 2:06 pm : link
In comment 16455010 BleedBlue46 said:
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with a QB and WR in a deep draft for both positions. That's two big wins.



Yes, keeping that pick 47 in any trade up will be crucial. I don't see how it's possible in trade up to 3 though.

Xavier Leggette, Troy Franklin, Keon Coleman, Adonai Mitchell whether at 47 or via trade up would be great. I think Leggette has a good chance to be there at 47. If Schoen hits on QB rd1 and WR rd2 everything will turn around 100%.

Similar to how Accorsi insisted on keeping the rd2 pick that became Snee in the Eli trade, Schoen needs to keep that pick 47 if he trades up for a QB as there could be rd1 graded WRs at 47 or via slight trade up.


This 100%
Health and new coaching  
nochance : 4/3/2024 2:09 pm : link
Neal played last year on a broken ankle and AT was out for a long time. Combine this with a horrible OL coach which had everyone regress. Teams turn around with a few additions and improvements. If you just think they suck then go watch the Jets with their quest for the superbowl much like Charlie Browns wait on the Great Pumpkin!
RE: RE: RE: I was  
bw in dc : 4/3/2024 2:13 pm : link
In comment 16455092 Johnny5 said:
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I agree BW. Although look at what happened with Neal. Supposed to be a sure thing. I just don't trust any draft rankings anymore on any position... lol


I get it. But, as you know, there is always the other side of the coin.

While Neal looks like he is close to permanent residency at the Bust Hotel, AT, the other high OL selection, is an absolute stud get.

I want to say I saw a study a few years ago that the position with the best hit rate in round one is OL. And I think hit rate was defined as a starter who graded out as average or >.



If the roster is that bad,  
Ron Johnson : 4/3/2024 2:25 pm : link
why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.
RE: …  
Mayo2JZ : 4/3/2024 2:31 pm : link
In comment 16454827 ryanmkeane said:
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I’ve been saying that it wouldn’t shock me if Schoen trades down in the 10-15 range and picks up a 2025 1st rounder. That would be a complete win in my book especially if the QB targets are gone.


Absolutely agree!!
It's a perspective the Giants have erroneously used for years  
JonC : 4/3/2024 2:32 pm : link
and fans ask every year why do they do it if the roster isn't a winner. Rinse and repeat. The answer is, they stink at self-scouting, their scouting and drafting has been very hit or miss, and Schoen started with very little two years ago in addition to not much to show for his first two years as GM.
i disagree with that sentiment  
bigbluewillrise : 4/3/2024 2:34 pm : link
Rosters get elevated by great QB play.
RE: If the roster is that bad,  
BleedBlue46 : 4/3/2024 2:34 pm : link
In comment 16455146 Ron Johnson said:
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why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.


He isn't a last piece for a contender guy due to his age. He is a foundational, building block type of player. If we get a good QB in the draft, then our window starts next year. All the contracts Schoen has given reflects this. He is putting money more heavily on the books for after DJ's cap load is lightened.
RE: how'd it work out last time the Giants traded down?  
Mayo2JZ : 4/3/2024 2:35 pm : link
In comment 16454855 KDavies said:
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they passed on Slater/Parsons, wound up drafting Toney and got Neal with the Bears pick.

Give me a Slater or Parsons over Toney/Neal scraps


And that's when Gentlemen was the GM. Don't be so obtuse
It's hard to argue with the OP.  
mittenedman : 4/3/2024 2:36 pm : link
The talk up in Pats country is the same thing: a lot of fans and talk radio guys want to trade down.

I tend to prefer making the pick at #6 - you should get a blue chip player at a premium position. Not only is this roster not deep at all, but it lacks front end talent and playmakers.
RE: I find myself agreeing with Terps on this  
Mayo2JZ : 4/3/2024 2:38 pm : link
In comment 16454983 gidiefor said:
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the Giants need a new QB, and this draft has more options than most in that regard. It's the single biggest thing they can do to improve right now.

I could live with getting a Dallas Turner if we are not going QB in rd 1 - and the FO feels that they can't get a QB value there that they can work with because - for argument's sake their 3(or 4) top of first round rated QBs are already off the board, and the cost of moving up was ridiculous because of competition with Minnesota and Denver; strengthening the defense is another way to go to bridge the gap the Giants have,

... but this doesn't vitiate just how bad things are at QB --

I guess another approach would be to swap/trade QBs, DJ for another QB that needs a change of scenery, or to draft one in the second or third round, but the bigger harbinger of hope is to draft a new one in the first round that grades out well for that position.

Going WR and the current staff -- just doesn't do it for me I'm sorry to say. Remember when we had OBJ? how did that work out with a wonky O line and Eli on the downward arc? If we are right and Jones is a what we think he is - a premium WR is not going to change that. Heck Jones had a premium WR last season in Waller and it didn't help him.

I keep going back to the difference between the way Jones played, and the backups played last season. The backups played with a heck of a lot of more spirit that Jones did. He seemingly was overwhelmed by the circumstances he was facing - with the exception of the second half at Arizona - but we've seen far too few of those moments from Jones over a five year period.

Even when he runs I find myself holding my breath - he's fast but not fluid in that department - he'e learned to go down which helps somewhat -- but he also forgets to do that too - I just see a train wreck waiting to happen there -- and he does not inspire confidence that we can expect better as I see it.

Sorry to make this about Jones -- but it is about Jones.


And JS needs to use the Lions as an example of roster building
RE: If the roster is that bad,  
M.S. : 4/3/2024 3:03 pm : link
In comment 16455146 Ron Johnson said:
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why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.

Maybe Burns becomes another Joe Schoen mistake.
I think the Burns trade  
Dave on the UWS : 4/3/2024 3:05 pm : link
was largely because Bowen likes Edge players. The opportunity to get a 26 yr old top notch Edge player for him (for the price of a #2 pick), made it a good idea for JS. We will see.
Brian Burns is roster building  
Heisenberg : 4/3/2024 3:07 pm : link
He's 25 yrs old
I do mock drafts on the PFN simulator all the time.  
81_Great_Dane : 4/3/2024 3:30 pm : link
Some people play Candy Crush, I do mock drafts. Hundreds of them. I don't generally post them because I am just trying to get a little bit familiar with the players and get a sense of how different strategies work.

I have done a ton of mocks where I traded down a lot. I like the results of those drafts better than the results where I trade up (I almost never try to do that on the simulator) or stand pat. You just have to let go of getting a top prospect at a premium position. If you're ok skipping the top QBs, Edge Rushers, Cornerbacks and Offensive Tackles, it's better. You can accumulate players this year and picks for next year.

But it takes a strong stomach to do that...
RE: RE: If the roster is that bad,  
Klaatu : 4/3/2024 4:40 pm : link
In comment 16455189 M.S. said:
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why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.


Maybe Burns becomes another Joe Schoen mistake.


Let's hope not. If it is, it would be a fatal mistake, in my opinion. Inexcusable. However, I don't think it will be. He got Okereke right, so that's something, and as we say often, you can never have enough pass-rushers.

As for our window, who's to say how long it will stay closed? Maybe we can open it a little faster than you think, maybe not. Who knows? But getting more talent is never a bad thing, no matter what your prospects are, and without question the Giants need more talent, on both sides of the ball. Their roster has some bright spots, but not nearly enough.
RE: If the roster is that bad,  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/3/2024 4:42 pm : link
In comment 16455146 Ron Johnson said:
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why did we trade for Burns?



Why did we re-sign dexter lawrence?

RE: RE: RE: If the roster is that bad,  
M.S. : 4/3/2024 5:40 pm : link
In comment 16455324 Klaatu said:
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In comment 16455146 Ron Johnson said:


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why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.


Maybe Burns becomes another Joe Schoen mistake.



Let's hope not. If it is, it would be a fatal mistake, in my opinion. Inexcusable. However, I don't think it will be. He got Okereke right, so that's something, and as we say often, you can never have enough pass-rushers.

As for our window, who's to say how long it will stay closed? Maybe we can open it a little faster than you think, maybe not. Who knows? But getting more talent is never a bad thing, no matter what your prospects are, and without question the Giants need more talent, on both sides of the ball. Their roster has some bright spots, but not nearly enough.

I agree with everything you say.

From a “talent” perspective I do not expect Brian Burns to be a mistake. My perspective is that he could become a “mistake” if the Giants do not improve their overall roster in the next couple of years.

You may remember the name John Mendenhall — a wonderful nose tackle whose talent went right down the drain with a terrible franchise that failed to put together a competitive roster for years. That is my concern for Brian Burns.

Great teams have just a few “super-stars” but they have several above average starters. That’s what I’m worried about most! There is a dearth of above-average starters on the Giants. Not to mention that — right now — they do not possess a single, solitary offensive player that scares defenses.
I agree.  
prdave73 : 4/3/2024 5:45 pm : link
The Giants can afford to lose picks. Hell, they need more picks. They have to many holes. They either stay put or trade down. There are a few scenarios here. You take a top WR or QB with the 6th and move on. Or trade down get more picks, and draft an OT, or even go defense and draft Terrion Arnold?
M.S.  
Klaatu : 4/3/2024 5:59 pm : link
Hell of a time to be a fan, ain't it.
if they havent already and dont continue to improve roster via draft  
Eric on Li : 4/3/2024 6:37 pm : link
then dont worry, nothing else really matters.

if schoen's regime cant draft and develop then they aren't going to last long no matter what else happens.

the good news (or bad news) is that biggest part of that is a lot of guys already here likely to play a lot of snaps/starts this year - thibs, neal, wandale, mcfadden, flott, belton, hyatt, jms, banks, bellinger, mccloud, pinnock, etc.

a little perspective to give some hope. ahead of 2007:

Tuck and Jacobs had 1 career start combined.
Diehl hadn't played 1 rep at left tackle.
Webster was considered a total bust.
Seubert hadnt started full time since 2002.
Kiwanuka was moving to LB. Reggie Torbor was his backup.
James Butler also only had 1 career start.
Ross, Smith, Boss, Bradshaw, Johnson all obviously rookies.
i think Hedgecock was an in-season waivers claim.

forgetting what anyone thought of eli entering that year, that list is half of what became super bowl starters entering the season as major unknowns.

none of us can easily predict what will or wont happen with the young players entering their 1st/2nd/3rd seasons next year, only that a lot of them have gotten a lot of reps already and that trend will continue especially with whoever they pick 6th/47th. that group is largely who this regime will sink or swim with.
RE: M.S.  
M.S. : 4/3/2024 7:03 pm : link
In comment 16455453 Klaatu said:
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Hell of a time to be a fan, ain't it.

I hear ya!

I’m still recovering from last season. I had so much hope that Schoen/Daboll would continue with a competitive team and that was crushed in the first quarter of the first game!

At some point in time Joe Schoen will need at least one fantastic draft. Keeping my fingers crossed it’s this one!

Go Giants!

RE: if they havent already and dont continue to improve roster via draft  
Johnny5 : 4/3/2024 8:45 pm : link
In comment 16455517 Eric on Li said:
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then dont worry, nothing else really matters.

if schoen's regime cant draft and develop then they aren't going to last long no matter what else happens.

the good news (or bad news) is that biggest part of that is a lot of guys already here likely to play a lot of snaps/starts this year - thibs, neal, wandale, mcfadden, flott, belton, hyatt, jms, banks, bellinger, mccloud, pinnock, etc.

a little perspective to give some hope. ahead of 2007:

Tuck and Jacobs had 1 career start combined.
Diehl hadn't played 1 rep at left tackle.
Webster was considered a total bust.
Seubert hadnt started full time since 2002.
Kiwanuka was moving to LB. Reggie Torbor was his backup.
James Butler also only had 1 career start.
Ross, Smith, Boss, Bradshaw, Johnson all obviously rookies.
i think Hedgecock was an in-season waivers claim.

forgetting what anyone thought of eli entering that year, that list is half of what became super bowl starters entering the season as major unknowns.

none of us can easily predict what will or wont happen with the young players entering their 1st/2nd/3rd seasons next year, only that a lot of them have gotten a lot of reps already and that trend will continue especially with whoever they pick 6th/47th. that group is largely who this regime will sink or swim with.

I have to tell you Eric, I always - ALWAYS - find myself nodding my head every time I read any of your posts... lol
RE: RE: if they havent already and dont continue to improve roster via draft  
Eric on Li : 4/3/2024 9:06 pm : link
In comment 16455623 Johnny5 said:
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In comment 16455517 Eric on Li said:


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then dont worry, nothing else really matters.

if schoen's regime cant draft and develop then they aren't going to last long no matter what else happens.

the good news (or bad news) is that biggest part of that is a lot of guys already here likely to play a lot of snaps/starts this year - thibs, neal, wandale, mcfadden, flott, belton, hyatt, jms, banks, bellinger, mccloud, pinnock, etc.

a little perspective to give some hope. ahead of 2007:

Tuck and Jacobs had 1 career start combined.
Diehl hadn't played 1 rep at left tackle.
Webster was considered a total bust.
Seubert hadnt started full time since 2002.
Kiwanuka was moving to LB. Reggie Torbor was his backup.
James Butler also only had 1 career start.
Ross, Smith, Boss, Bradshaw, Johnson all obviously rookies.
i think Hedgecock was an in-season waivers claim.

forgetting what anyone thought of eli entering that year, that list is half of what became super bowl starters entering the season as major unknowns.

none of us can easily predict what will or wont happen with the young players entering their 1st/2nd/3rd seasons next year, only that a lot of them have gotten a lot of reps already and that trend will continue especially with whoever they pick 6th/47th. that group is largely who this regime will sink or swim with.


I have to tell you Eric, I always - ALWAYS - find myself nodding my head every time I read any of your posts... lol


in my house i get eye rolls so ill take what i can get.

(and b4 any of the recent registration dupe fanclub chimes in, yes, im sure i get plenty of that here as well)
We have a lot of holes  
JerrysKids : 4/3/2024 11:12 pm : link
but I do not think we have the worst roster there is too much talent to go that far. Joe Schoen has been a disaster and needs to have a good draft right now, he is running out of time, so far I don't think much of his 2 draft classes. With all that said we have enough guys that if we do have a good draft, Daniel Jones can get back to 2022 form and most importantly Daball coaches the way he did in 2022 we can be a play off team.
Jury is still out Some misses but  
bc4life : 4/4/2024 8:23 am : link
Players Schoen has brought in:

Okereke, Burns, McFadden, Banks, Schmidts, Hyatt, Robinson, Thibs, signed Dex. No one could've foreseen Neal's struggles.

Some players have not had a chance because of injuries, some of them may still pan out
RE: If the roster is that bad,  
nygiantfan : 4/4/2024 8:34 am : link
In comment 16455146 Ron Johnson said:
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why did we trade for Burns?

We are paying him huge money and our window isn't open yet. He's more of a 'last piece' for a team that thinks they are going to contend.


Edge Rusher is the last piece? What's the first piece? What are the middle pieces?

Ron, please show us the exact order a championship roster is put together.
RE: I was  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/4/2024 11:32 am : link
In comment 16454834 Eric from BBI said:
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watching Brett Kollman. He was even talking about Dallas Turner because KT's win rate as a pass rusher is terrible. He and the guy he was talking to don't think enough has been done on the OL. There was talk of the need to replace Waller. He doesn't think much of Flott (interestingly, he still thinks Hawkins has a chance).

I'm not ready to write off Thibs, much like I'm not ready to write off Neal, because I think Drew Wilkins and Bobby Johnson were not only the worst position coaches on the staff last year, but they both may have been among the worst in the league at their respective positions.

2024 is a big year for both of them, as it should be in their third NFL season.
Just for perspective...  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/4/2024 1:02 pm : link
...the last NFC team that saw a QB pick pay off in the top half of Round One was Carolina, with Cam Newton in 2011. I guess you can make a case for Carson Wentz or Kyler Murray, but their second contracts don't look much better than Daniel Jones's.

The dozen drafts since Newton look like this:
Bryce Young
Trey Lance
Justin Fields
Kyler Murray
Daniel Jones
Dwayne Haskins
Josh Rosen
Mitch Trubisky
Jared Goff
Carson Wentz
Jameis Winston
Robert Griffin III

The hit rate in the AFC is pretty bad too, but Mahomes, Burrow, Allen, and Luck offer some justification for buying a lottery ticket when the opportunity arises.
Meanwhile, here's how the 2023 NFC playoff teams acquired their QBs:  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/4/2024 1:18 pm : link
San Francisco: 262nd pick, 2022
Detroit: Trade, 2021
Philadelphia: 53rd pick, 2020
Green Bay: 26th pick, 2020
Tampa Bay: One-year UFA contract, 2023
Dallas: 135th Pick, 2016
L.A. Rams: Trade, 2021

Not suggesting the Giants shouldn't take a shot, or that they should stick with Daniel Jones. Just advocating realism with regard to the chances of striking gold in the draft, even at #6 or above.
RE: Just for perspective...  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/4/2024 2:42 pm : link
In comment 16456322 Big Blue Blogger said:
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...the last NFC team that saw a QB pick pay off in the top half of Round One was Carolina, with Cam Newton in 2011. I guess you can make a case for Carson Wentz or Kyler Murray, but their second contracts don't look much better than Daniel Jones's.

The dozen drafts since Newton look like this:
Bryce Young
Trey Lance
Justin Fields
Kyler Murray
Daniel Jones
Dwayne Haskins
Josh Rosen
Mitch Trubisky
Jared Goff
Carson Wentz
Jameis Winston
Robert Griffin III

The hit rate in the AFC is pretty bad too, but Mahomes, Burrow, Allen, and Luck offer some justification for buying a lottery ticket when the opportunity arises.

I'm asking this sincerely - what do you think is relevant about splitting by conference other than simply sensationalizing the post?

There is nothing that separates the two conferences besides alternating home jerseys in the Super Bowl.
Gatorade Dunk: Agreed, there's no difference between the conferences.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/4/2024 3:24 pm : link
And you're right that the NFC offers a more compelling picture, so that was a bit of a rhetorical flourish. My point was just that these are the teams the Giants compete with to reach the Super Bowl, and they've been getting there without drafting a QB early in Round 1.

Even Mahomes can be invoked by either side of the argument. Yes, KC traded up to get him; but he was the 10th pick, which if my math is right would be a trade down from #6.
splitting the conferences doesnt matter but the point is a good one  
Eric on Li : 4/4/2024 3:31 pm : link
which is that teams cant cry over missing out on a top pick QB. this was from an article the athletic did evaluating top 10 QBs in the new CBA. Look how big of a hit a teams odds of success take when you exclude the 1st overall picks and how much the odds of a bust or reach increase:



taking a job as a head coach in the NFL comes with the understanding that you are very unlikely to be saved by Andrew Luck or Joe Burrow.

You need to be ready to find another way as the teams in the NFC have done, as Andy Reid did before Mahomes and once he got him/developed him, and as the Bills did moving up for QB3 Josh Allen.
RE: that's overblown IMO  
TyreeHelmet : 4/5/2024 11:39 am : link
In comment 16454838 KDavies said:
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Giants have the following 8 players I would consider impact players:

1. franchise LT in Andrew Thomas
2. 2 good young WRs in Robinson and Hyatt
3. an all-pro type DT in Dexter Lawrence
4. 2 good edge players in Burns and Thibs
5. a should be #1 CB in Banks
6. a good MLB in Okereke

Giants need to keep getting more impact players, not trading down and decreasing the chances of doing so


But thats not nearly enough and you are being pretty generous with that list.

They have massive holes all over the roster with the biggest one at QB. Its beating a dead horse but its why the Jones contract is such a killer. They have the opposite of the good qb on a rookie contract cap advantage. They have a bad QB taking up 20% of the cap.
What's geerous about that list  
bc4life : 4/5/2024 12:49 pm : link
Also, thought McFadden played better and better as season wore on.

And, no reason to think Schmitz is not going to be at least a solid starter and the veteran additions and new OL coach will help.

They have some decent backs and wrs, but need at # 1 at both positions.

We'll see what happens with present DL. Riley may surprise.
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