Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
The reality of the Giants’ defense is simple — they’re unproven and young. The youthful part is a good thing, but it will take some time for them to adjust to the level of play in the NFL.
Surprisingly enough, it seems as if several rookies have already begun to elevate their game, ask Wisoncon product, Ryan Connelly. The former Badger has already stolen veteran BJ Goodson’s spot on the defense, considering he’s been working with the second and third-string defensive units.
Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis will slide into their normal starting roles, but Goodson will be left for the dogs if he doesn’t make an impact against the New England Patriots in the Giants’ final preseason game of the year on Thursday. He could be a prominent cut candidate once the Giants slim down their roster to the final 53-men on Saturday.
A large portion of the team will dissipate once cuts go down, but Goodson seems to be on his way out. Despite tallying 61 combined tackles and two interceptions last season, he’s not shown improvement, which the Giants desperately need at the linebacker position. Connelly has provided more optimism so far this offseason.
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