Would a Full Collapse be Best for New York Giants This Season?
The New York Giants are in a deep hole, which is starting to look more and more like a grave. They are 0-3, two games back in the division to a team they have already lost to. Furthermore, they have a brutal schedule. The Carolina Panthers game should have been one of the easiest opponents all year; instead it was dismantling.
The Giants’ season is all but over. Obviously they are not mathematically eliminated, and crazier things have happened (right, David Tyree?), but the Giants will almost certainly miss the playoffs. For fans the question is, would it be better for the Giants to have a full collapse?
The Giants have not had a top 15 pick since 2004, something that really illustrates how good the Giants have been. An early pick to fill one of the many holes the Giants have could be exactly what the doctor ordered. The Giants have only one former top ten pick on their roster: Eli Manning. Maintaining a great team with only players that outperformed their draft positions is extremely hard. The way to do it is having an all-time great quarterback, and Manning has unfortunately showed he is not quite that.
For Jerry Reese, an early pick could really help the team grow deeper. Even having earlier picks in rounds 2-7 can help. The Giants have major holes at linebacker and an offensive line that seems to be crumbling with age after years of above average play. Having a good spot supports both areas, especially if the Giants get a top 10 pick.
Reese is an excellent drafter, so having better picks could be exponentially beneficial to the Giants. It is hard to watch your team lose game after game, but if Giant fans really do measure success by Super Bowls, a collapse may be necessary.