Last week was a very active and interesting week for the New York Giants. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of what went on with Big Blue last week.
The New York Giants named Mike Shula their new offensive coordinator. The 52-year-old Shula is the son of legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula and has spent the last five seasons as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator. (Click here for our take on the hiring.)
Say hello to the 2018 coaching staff. With the hiring of Shula the New York Giants coaching staff for 2018. (Click here to view the coaching staff.)
The Giants rookie class earns the top grade in the NFC East: The Giants finished first in one thing in 2017, and that was their rookie class which received a B+ grade which was the highest grade in the NFC East. (Click here to see our take on it.)
Legendary placekicker Ben Agajanian passed away at 98: Agajanian served as the Giants placekicker in 1949 and then again from 1954-1957. He was a member of the 1956 NFL Championship team that defeated the Chicago Bears 47-7 in the title game at Yankee Stadium.
Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was given the highest grade for a rookie interior lineman by Pro Football Focus with a grade of 83.9. We had an exclusive one on one interview with Tomlinson during training camp to discuss his preparation and goals heading into this season (Click here to read that interview.)
The highest graded rookie interior defenders from the 2017 season! pic.twitter.com/Pe67EoiqVH
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 14, 2018
- Odell Beckham Jr. showcased his new Nike Vapor cleats with a 21-second clip. Based on the video it looks like he’s recovering well from ankle surgery which great news for the Giants and their fans.
New Vapor ? #GetGone @USNikeFootball pic.twitter.com/Wk1xewLBGo
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) February 15, 2018
What to look for next
They’re many questions surrounding the Giants in terms of which of their free agents will be back, and which free agents will be pursued.
They would love to acquire free agents Andrew Norwell and Nate Solder, but may not have the cap space to do so.
Based on reports the Giants will have around $20- $25 million dollars in cap space. That’s not an abundance amount of money considering the Giants need to revamp their offensive line and add pieces that will fit their new 3-4 defense.
So the Giants will have to cut some key veterans in order to acquire players that can help them in 2018 and beyond.
We took a look at these topics this week as we took a glimpse into what Big Blue may due in the future. Click on the links below to see our takes, and as always continue to read Elite Sports NY to get the best and latest news surrounding the New York Giants.
Other Giants Stories:
- Giants going all in on free agent Andrew Norwell, via Steven Bassin of ESNY.
- Giants need to target free agent Nate Solder, via Jason Leach of ESNY.
- Three Giants who may get cut before the draft, via Jason Leach of ESNY.