The New York Giants are one of the worst-off NFL teams when it comes to injuries, and that point hasn’t been lost on new GM Joe Schoen. It didn’t take long for Schoen to be asked about the subject, and it looks like there’s some plans to look into it.
“Some of the issues around here in the past have been injuries. We need to do a deep dive into that and make sure we’re doing everything we can so these players can put their best foot forward on Sundays,” Schoen said on the Tiki and Tierney Show.
Injuries, of course, were one of the main factors leading to the Giants’ season going off the rails in 2021. Not only did these injuries expose an offensive line that lacked depth coming into the year, they also kept most of the highly touted offensive weapons from being on the field at the same time.
It’s been a recurring trend for the Giants, and injuries have been a detriment to some of the team’s most productive players. From Odell Beckham Jr. to Saquon Barkley to Sterling Shepard, and even Kadarius Toney this season, many of the players the Giants have relied on the most are also players that have missed significant time with injuries.
And this isn’t a trend that the defense has escaped, either. The Giants were reminded of that in 2021 when both Blake Martinez and Jabrill Peppers suffered ACL tears to end their seasons.
It remains to be seen how Schoen intends to help the issue, but with it looking like the Giants are moving towards a more forward-thinking approach overall, we can perhaps expect analytics and more advanced methods to play a part.