Eli Manning has made noticeable strides, both on and off the field, and the Giants are pretty confident in their backup, Jared Lorenzen, as well.
Brandon Jacobs has been a pleasant surprise; Reuben Droughns has not. Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw should chip in nicely.
As long as they all stay healthy, New York's top four receivers are about as good a quartet as you're going to find. Steve Smith is a star in the making.
Let's not get too caught up with the backup tight end. New York has a perennial Pro Bowler in Jeremy Shockey, which should be more than enough.
Maybe this David Diehl can play a little left tackle after all. The rest of the line is also solid, if not spectacular.
As good as Justin Tuck has looked, until New York gets vintage Michael Strahan back, the D-line cannot live on Osi Umenyiora alone.
An injured Kawika Mitchell and an understandably slow-learning Mathias Kiwanuka offset Antonio Pierce, the stud in the middle.
The more things change…It sure looks like rookie Aaron Ross might be the only guy that can cover with any above-average ability.
With the place-kicker's identity still uncertain at press time, it's hard to get too fired up about Tom Quinn's units.
Tom Coughlin is indeed kinder and gentler and Chris Palmer appears to be making inroads with Eli Manning. After a slow start, Steve Spagnuolo's starting defense seems to be doing the trick as well.
This looks to be an 8-8 club with the ability to steal a couple and get into the playoffs – or let a couple slip away and stumble to the finish line.
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