The Giants have several major personnel decisions to make this offseason in order to bounce back from a disappointing 7-9 record and a third place division finish. The offense, defense and special teams all can use some work.
The Giants have seen a decrease in production from the tight end position over the years. From Jeremy Shockey to Kevin Boss to current pass catchers, Bear Pascoe and Brandon Myers. It is safe to say the G-Men can use a boost at the position.
Both Pascoe and Myers gave Eli Manning and the Giants offense very little this season. Myers was a disappointment both receiving and blocking, to say the least. Maybe Myers was just a bad fit, with the expectations for him arriving in New York sky high. The unrestricted free agent came to the Giants this offseason to replace Martellus Bennett a season after catching 79 passes with the Oakland Raiders. Myers recorded 47 receptions, 522 yards and four touchdowns, during the 2013 campaign.
A lot was made of Myers' size. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end struggled in protection, like the majority of the Giants' blockers. With such below average numbers and an inability to block, it does not seem like the Giants will re-sign Myers.
There is doubt that New York will bring back Pascoe as well. And even if they do, he too is better suited as a second stringer. With the lack of talent on the roster, the Giants are forced to look to free agency and/or the draft.
Many suggest that the Giants may make a play at Jermichael Finley. Finley was a weapon in the passing game for Green Bay for several seasons and now finds himself entering free agency. Finley suffered a serious spinal cord injury and before any team looks to sign him they'll evaluate his health. Ties have been made, due to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo being the Packers former tight ends and quarterbacks coach.
Finley saw his best years working with McAdoo. However, if Big Blue wanted to go in a different direction instead of taking a chance on a talented player coming off a serious injury and hasn't always displayed reliable hands, then they can look at other options. Miami Dolphins Dustin Keller and Detroit Lions Brandon Pettigrew both are solid players that New York may get for cheaper price than Finley. No matter which direction the Giants decide to go in, they must upgrade at that position in order to help their poor offense.