5 Bold Predictions For New York Giants 2014 Training Camp

New York Giants Training Camp 2014: 5 Bold Predictions

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Training camp is officially underway, meaning football season is right around the corner. For the New York Giants, it is the first chance to see all the new faces on the team and really get to work on learning a new offense. There is plenty still to be done for the Giants if they are to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season. Here are five bold predictions for the Giants from training camp.

5. Starting Tight End Is Not Currently On Roster

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5. Starting Tight End Is Not Currently On Roster

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The Giants went into training camp with a wide open race at tight end. Throughout spring practice, no one has yet to pull away from the pack, making things even more clouded as the summer moves along. Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson have led the way, but a current free agent or roster causality from another team will be the Giants' TE when the season rolls around. Jermichael Finley and Dustin Keller are two names to keep an eye on.

4. No True Fullback Makes Roster

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4. No True Fullback Makes Roster

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Henry Hynoski and Jon Conner are battling it out at fullback, but in the end neither will make the team. Ben McAdoo will bring over the same type of fullback that they used in Green Bay with someone like Peyton Hillis manning the role. Multiple tight ends will also line up back there, presenting some confusing looks for opposing defenses to deal with. It would be a surprise, but the team is getting a real overhaul.

3. Devon Kennard Will Have Biggest Impact Of Any Giants Rookie

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3. Devon Kennard Will Have Biggest Impact Of Any Giants Rookie

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With Jon Beason being injured, the Giants need someone to step up at LB and that person will be Kennard. The fifth-round selection from the 2014 draft has tons of versatility, having experience both inside and outside for the linebacker position. Kennard will more than likely be moved back to the second unit once Beason returns, but he will find his way onto the field more than anyone would have expected when the Giants selected him.

2. Eli Manning Will Complete At Least 65 Percent Of His Passes

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2. Eli Manning Will Complete At Least 65 Percent Of His Passes

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Manning had a rough 2013, throwing a career high amount of interceptions, taking the most sacks ever in a season and tossing a career low amount of touchdowns for a full season. But things have been positive in practice thus far with the new offense, and Manning is primed to bounce back. The new quick-hitting offense will improve his performance immensely, resulting in a career-high completion percentage. Expect a Philip Rivers-like revival.

1. Giants Will Be Top-5 In Offensive Plays Per Game

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1. Giants Will Be Top-5 In Offensive Plays Per Game

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New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is looking to change the culture of the team, and this will be the first step. In 2013 the Giants averaged only 61.75 snaps per game, sixth fewest in the NFL. The Giants had one of the worst offenses in the league last season and will be looking to change that in 2014. It’s a big jump, but it's doable as the Giants' offense should get back on track with a revamped scheme and better talent on the roster.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725, “Like” on Facebook, or join his Google network


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