The Giants are on the right track
Even though the New York Giants finished the 2020 NFL season with a 6-10 record there are some positives as they head into the offseason. I’ve listed five below.
I think it’s safe to say that the Giants have found the head coach that they’ve been looking for in Joe Judge since they forced Tom Coughlin into retirement.
The most important thing is that it’s obvious that the players respect Judge and that they enjoy playing for him. This was evident in the fact that a leader like safety Logan Ryan wanted to re-sign with the team. Also when Judge disciplined, wide receiver Golden Tate and fired Marc Columbo, the team respected his decisions even if they may not have agreed with him.
Last but not least, the players played hard for Judge all season no matter how bad things got at the beginning of the season. This team is on the right track heading into next fall.
Aside from the players following and respecting judge, they now have a great veteran leader in safety Logan Ryan on the defensive side of the ball to go along with running back Saquon Barkley.
One of the best signings that the Giants made in 2020 was adding Ryan and also extending his contract towards the end of the season.
Blake Martinez & James Bradberry
Aside from Logan Ryan, the Giants signed two other defensive difference-makers last offseason that have worked out in their favor. Both linebacker Blake Martinez and cornerback James Bradberry are two other players that Big Blue can build their defense around with their Pro Bowl level play.
Adding Patrick Graham as their defensive coordinator was a home run for the Giants, He did an amazing job of working with what he had in 2020. Which wasn’t much outside of the guys I mentioned above.
All the Giants need to do is add some talent in the offseason and they should really give opposing offenses some problems.
Young offensive line
The Giants have a very young and promising offensive line and I think one of the best things Judge did in 2020 was having them rotate in and out to give his young players time on the field to help them develop.
Of course New York’s line had their ups and downs, but they showed a lot of promise heading into next season.