REPORT DATE: July 26th
SITE: Timex Performance Center, East Rutherford, NJ
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: What a difference a year makes. The Giants finished the 2011 season 9-7, got hot at the right time and won the Super Bowl. In 2012 that same 9-7 mark wasn't even good enough to get them to the postseason dance and a lot of people now look at New York as a descending club. The offense certainly needs some tweaks and the signing of former Oakland tight end Brandon Myers could really help Eli Manning. The offensive line, however, remains pedestrian even after reaching for Syracuse guard/tackle Justin Pugh with the 19th overall pick in the draft. On defense, the line is a concern. New York struggled mightily against the run and saw its once vaunted pass rush evaporate into a non-entity a year ago. When the Giants were winning Super Bowls, it was usually because of Manning along with the pass rush. Osi Umenyiora is now in Atlanta, Justin Tuck has seen his better days and Jason Pierre-Paul was closer to ordinary than J.J. Watt a season ago.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 10 - at Pittsburgh, 7:30 PM Aug 18 - vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 PM Aug 24 - vs. NY Jets, 7:00 PM Aug 29 - at New England, 7:30 PM