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Beat reporter Dan Graziano expects to see a lot of free agent pickup Shane Vereen in the Giants' backfield this season (ESPN.com):

The Giants signed Vereen to augment their running backs corps with a third-down playmaker who could catch the ball out of the backfield and make plays with the ball in his hands. The role offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has in mind is the one David Wilson was supposed to play last season before neck injuries forced him into early retirement. However, Vereen brings something else in addition to his pass-catching ability on third downs. The Giants also like Vereen as a pass protection running back, which mean they believe he can help their passing game in a variety of ways.

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If you hold the ball for 34 minutes and outproduce your opponent in yards, first downs and almost every category that matters, you should win the game. The Giants did all those things in Jacksonville Sunday, but lost. After scoring 21 first half points, they managed just three against the Jaguars in the second half, arguably the worst team in the NFL entering Week 13.

In the?third and fourth quarters, the Giants had eight possessions: one resulted in a FG and another ended on a missed FG. The other six possessions ended with the Giants punting three times and fumbling three times. They lost all three fumbles, two went for Jacksonville TDs. After racking up 254 yards in the first half, the Giants could only muster 75 in the second, prompting head coach Tom Coughlin to say after the game they would have been better off just kneeling on ball instead of trying to advance it. Yes, it has come to that.

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Overview: The Giants scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and led the ball game, 21-10, at the half.

QB Eli Manning was hot (14/16 for 191 yards and 2 TDs) and rookie WR Odell Beckham was putting on a show, reeling in all eight of his targets for 125 yards, including a one-handed TD grab for the ages. But in the second half, they came out flat, like they've done so many games this season.

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Overview: When you score ten points, you usually don't win. That held true on Sunday when the Giants could not capitalize on a slew of opportunities created an erratic 49ers offense. Even with Rashad Jennings back in the lineup, the running game is still struggling. They gained only two of their 17 first downs on the ground and could not make a yard on a crucial fourth down in 49ers territory at the end of the third quarter.

QB Eli Manning's performance will be remembered by the five INTs he threw, some of which rookies would not have thrown. He is pressing too hard at times and becomes desperate to make a play instead of checking ?down of throwing the ball away. He made plenty of good passes but the INTs and other poor throws killed the Giants' chance of getting the one more score they needed.

The offensive line continues to get outmanned in the run game and yesterday they were inconsistent in the passing game as well. When RT Justin Pugh (quad) went out and Charles Brown came in, the Niners spun him around like a top.

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The Giants have half an offense right now. There are some things that work. QB Eli Manning, when he can get the ball out to his receivers, is still effective. Rookie WR Odell Beckham, Jr. is showing the football world that he is something special.

Everything else, well...


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Giants GM Jerry Reese said at his midseason presser that he wants the offense to get more aggressive the rest of the season. OC Ben McAdoo agrees and is looking for ways to make that happen. Hint: it has something to do with throwing the ball down the field more.

"We want to be more explosive," McAdoo told reporters on Friday. We are looking for explosive plays. We feel that (explosive plays) are a part of great execution and extra effort. Regardless of how they come you want to be more explosive. Right now we?re at about 10.3 percent of our plays (being explosive). We are short about 2.7 percent of our goal. Anything above that we will take. We are working on that...2.7 percent seven games into the season is a fairly substantial number. It is nothing we can?t overcome, but we have some work to do there."

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At the beginning of the season, the Giants offense was a punch line for every talking head, pundit and blogger covering sports. Since then, they've turned things around, showing some prowess to attack defenses, but have hurt themselves at other times with turnovers, penalties and poor execution.

QB Eli Manning is "good" Eli again, having cut down on sloppy mistakes while increasing his accuracy.

QB coach Danny Langsdorf: " I think he is playing at high level and I think improved footwork has really helped out. He is obviously worked hard at that part of it, and that is a little bit different than what he was used to with the other system. We teach it a little bit differently. I think that is probably the biggest area in how fast he has been playing is his footwork."

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Overall Grade: F

The Giants' offense was downright offensive to watch Sunday night vs the Eagles. Just one trip into the red zone in 14 possessions. And on that trip, they lost both the ball on downs and WR Victor Cruz (knee) for the season.

The statistics/facts are ugly. Please clear the children from the room.

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QB Eli Manning appeared to play with more confidence this week vs the Cardinals, but the Giants' passing game is far from "where they need to be."

"We definitely played better offensively than we did the other week, but it?s still a loss," Eli said after Sunday's loss to Arizona. "We made too many mistakes and too many missed opportunities. Turnovers hurt us. We had a couple of drops, a couple missed throws with guys open on third downs and some big plays. So, better, but not where it needs to be. We made improvements, but we?ve got to find ways to win games and make some plays in the clutch."

Eli did his part, throwing for 277 yards on 26-for-39 passing and two TDs. But it could have been better. Five passes were dropped and two were intercepted. Very little of that can be attributed to Manning. His first INT deflected off the shoulder of a DT and the second was with four seconds to go in the game at midfield.

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Giant fans and the media are not sold on whether the new offense will work and there is a groundswell spreading that QB Eli Manning hasn't totally bought in as well.

Many analysts (including myself) feel that Manning does not possess the attributes needed to succeed in this system installed by OC Ben McAdoo. Others believe the light will go on very soon and the offense will begin to click.

McAdoo is one of those believers...

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Last season, the Giants' saga ended with CEO John Mara declaring his 7-9 team's offense "broken" and vowed to fix it in the offseason.

With just days to the opening kickoff, Mara and GM Jerry Reese feel they've done that, hiring a new offensive coordinator along with making a slew of personnel moves in the specific areas of need.

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The Giants will be testing out their new offense this summer vs five opponents in preseason, but the one defense that will see it the most is their own.?DC Perry Fewell was asked his impression of new OC Ben McAdoo's strategy a few weeks ago at minicamp.

"We love it," said Fewell. "It?s definitely up-tempo. It?s multiple personnel groups and he tries to get the ball to all of the different weapons that he has an opportunity to get them to. It was always difficult to defend when we played against him and it?s still going to be difficult to defend, I think, once the players react and still think. So we?re very excited about it. We love it as a defensive staff."

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It's a little early to talk about players on the roster bubble, but with the Giants going hog wild in free agency and addressing needs in the draft, they suddenly have an excess of talent a number of positions. The offense, which was deemed "broken" by CEO John Mara this past winter, has gotten a facelift: a new offensive coordinator, a new system and a positive outlook.

Below is a quick look at each offensive unit and who will be in and may may be out...

Quarterback: Eli Manning appears to be on target to take the serious snaps this summer, so what we'll be focusing on is his primary backup. Should Ryan Nassib display that he's matured to the point where the team is confident he's ready and able, the Giants may decide to go back to the two QB strategy. If not, Curtis Painter will retained. Not a simple choice, but if Nassib can step up, it would save a roster spot for someone at another position.

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Since Tom Coughlin took over as Giants head coach in 2004, the Giants have finished in the top 10 in total offense six times and finished twice more in the top 15. In 2013, the Giants dropped to 28th in overall offense (19th passing, 29th rushing).

The sudden drop in production and success can be attributed to a number of factors. Injuries, age, poor planning, lack of depth and dearth of talent due to failures in the draft all converged on the Giants last summer. They opened the season with six straight defeats but managed to recover thanks to a soft schedule that saw them play a string of teams who were without their starting quarterbacks.

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We've been asked to provide a current depth chart of the Giants. Keep in mind, free agency is still ongoing and the draft will certainly shake things as well.

Here is the current state of the offense, depth-wise:

Quarterback

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Listening to Mike Francesa the past few days about the Giants' offensive inefficiencies and he has been driving me nuts with his analysis. When callers broach the subject of play calling, he immediately cuts the caller off, stating "that's not the problem - personnel is the problem," and that he thinks play calling is "overrated."

No kidding, the Giants need to upgrade, but that's not the point his callers are trying to make. It's not the plays OC Kevin Gilbride was calling, it was the process of calling them that is in question. He took too long and it hurt the offense.

The point is the Giants weren't getting the plays into the huddle quick enough for the offense to gain any steam. ?Eli Manning was consistently bumping up against the play clock. Things went downhill from there.

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From SNYGiants contributor Craig Santucci:

The New York Giants and the top brass of this franchise have a big job to do and that is to fix the quarterback and this broken offense.

Moving on from Kevin Gilbride, or allowing the man to retire at this time, has a huge upside. Regardless of what you believe happened behind closed doors this move allow Eli Manning to rebound and flourish during the second half of his career and while he is healthy. It also allows Tom Coughlin to right the ship that he built and shows the fan base he is not opposed to change.

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Yes, we know, the Giants need to bolster several units this offseason. The group that management will key on first is the offensive line. Other positions are in need as well, but when you examine the roster closely, the running back position has become very shaky and the Giants will need to act.

Before 2013 began, the Giants were certain that a David Wilson-Andre Brown tandem was the answer. They misjudged Wilson's ability to be an every-down back and Brown's history of not staying healthy.

Now Wilson's health is a question mark, while Brown and Peyton Hillis are heading for free agency, leaving rookie Michael Cox as the team's lone healthy RB under contract. From Rotoworld:

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It has been a long, and frustrating season for the New York Giants offense. From the inability to run the ball for a majority of the year, to Eli Manning and the receiving core failing to find any sort of chemistry to generate points.

If there has been just one positive this season, it's?been worth every penny; and that is the play of Victor Cruz, who signed a five-year contract extension worth more than $43 million in July and may be worth way more than that after the struggles of the Giants offense came full-circle.

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A win streak is a win streak, but again, the Giants have plenty to work on offensively. Luckily it?s been the defense that has carried the team to two straight wins.

When looking at the box score of this game, you?d probably think that the Giants put together some impressive offensive drives.

Eli Manning completed 25 passes for 246 yards and didn?t turn the ball over for the second straight week. Two of his receivers ? Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks ? each caught seven passes. And Peyton Hillis ran for 70 yards on 20 carries.

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We here a Big Blue Blitz all agree, the Giants' defense is not the problem. The offense is. Their inability to sustain drives, poor third down conversion rate, red zone failures and penchant for turnovers has crushed this team's chances in the first four weeks of the season.

What can be done? Plenty. Even with the makeshift offensive line, the Giants only need to make a few adjustments to get the offense rolling again.

From Craig Santucci....

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The Giants offense has been a mess to begin the 2013 season. They looked anemic in the preseason and their lackluster performance has carried over into the regular season.

The Giants offensive problems haven't appeared over night and they won't be solved as quickly either. The offense has been on a decline since Eli's 4,900+ yard passing season. A season in which the Giants had the second-to-last ranked rush offense and won a Super Bowl. Manning and the Giants went through their usual mid-season slump and had to open up the playbook to overcome some of the teams other deficiencies. Even then, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride could hardly keep pace with his play calling. Eli Manning and the Giants consistently took the play clock down under :05. The playmaking of Victor Cruz and a healthy Hakeem Nicks made that offense special, not the play selection of Gilbride.

Gilbride's play calling has been stale since after the Giants first Super Bowl victory with QB Eli Manning. That playbook hasn't changed much since Gilbride was coaching in the 1980's, but the NFL has.

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Is there anything to you need to know about the Giants other than a slew of their top offensive players are dealing with injuries and are questionable for the season opener?

Of course, there is. The Giants would normally be testing the depth of their roster this week against the Jets, but now they have little choice....

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The Giants broke minicamp today with very few of their offseason issues yet resolved. On offense, Victor Cruz is still not signed and Hakeem Nicks (knee) was not turned completely loose during minicamp after skipping OTAs. ?They both missed valuable time so far this year, something OC Kevin Gilbride says no player, including them, can afford to do in this day and age.

"The thing is they haven?t been working," said Gilbride today. "They haven?t been listening. They haven?t been growing; they haven?t been developing. They haven?t been receiving the coaching that they need to get better. To be quite frank, they need it."

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The Giants hope to entrust OT James Brewer with more than the team's good-luck teddy bear this season.

We will be publishing short previews of each unit over the next few weeks. We'll start with the offensive line since the Giants spent their top selection on Syracuse's Justin Pugh in this year's NFL Draft.

Last year's starters - all returning this season:

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Alright, here we go. Four days into free agency and we have no major significant signings by the Giants. The top move they've made was signing DT Cullen Jenkins, but that transpired before free agency began.

Let's take a quick look at the current needs on the offensive side of the ball and who on the roster may be stepping into key starting roles this fall.

Openings: LG, RT, TE, RB, Backup QB

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Today's Will Beatty (re)signing is being well received by Giant fans and critics alike. They needed to get him back and it's no surprise they drove hard to the hoop here in February to do so before the FA period even saw the light of day.

They have an unsettled OL situation right now on the OL with vets Chris Snee, David Diehl and David Baas all coming back from surgeries and a glut of unproven youngsters vying for a shot at a roster spot.

Snee and his father-in-law may be pooh-poohing the retirement talk, but it's legit. Hip surgery at this point of career is not easy to come back from and as encouraging as the chatter has been, we have to see him back at 100% before we buy into anything. Baas is no one's favorite, but he's going nowhere. Diehl may be going somewhere, but the Giants don't want to pull the trigger on him until they get their ducks in a row.

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Giants OT James Brewer

This offseason, we have been beating the drum about the changes needed on the offensive line. The situation is dire from the outside looking in. But GM Jerry Reese normally doesn't panic and it appears he has a few things up his sleeve.

He has three veterans under contract in Chris Snee, David Baas and David Diehl and possibly three free agents returning in Kevin Boothe, Sean Locklear and Will Beatty, Reese has room for only three more players. That is, if keeping all of these players is his plan.

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The Giants have been tinkering with their offensive line for a few years now. Since C Shaun O'Hara, guards Chris Snee and Rich Seubert and tackles David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie ended their record run of 38 consecutive starts in 2009, the Giants have been mixing and matching the personnel in front of QB Eli Manning.

Of that group, only Snee and Diehl remain and only Snee has remained a constant. He is in Hawaii at this week's Pro Bowl, but he is there on reputation only. He was hampered by a hip ailment all season and will undergo surgery during the offseason. ?The team hopes he can recover so he can continue to anchor the line for the foreseeable future. But who will be lining up alongside him?

The time has come for the Giants to get serious about rebuilding their offensive line. Right now, they are a mixture of aging, banged-up veterans and unproven entities.

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In order to employ the "pistol" formation in the NFL, it is widely thought that a mobile QB is needed to run it effectively. Our man Jimmy Kempski reports that is a misconception. Anyone can run it:

Former Nevada head coach Chris Ault, who coached Colin Kaepernick in college, thinks Eli Manning can run the pistol.

Popular thinking suggests you need a highly mobile signal-caller to make the pistol work, but Ault shot that down, suggesting that more plodding passers like Eli Manning could find success leaning on those concepts.

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Giants' camp has been barreling along without much ado. Sure there are some bumps and bruises, but that is to be expected. Things have been so quiet, SNY hasn't sent a video crew in several days. The team will practice today and tomorrow before heading to Jacksonville for Friday night's preseason opener vs the Jaguars.

What's happening on offense.....the opening issues were the offensive line shuffle, the third WR position and adding more balance through the running game. Quarterback is not even on the table as an issue, although Eli Manning will tell anyone who wants to listen that he has lots to improve upon.

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The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.

The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.

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from Andy Furman of Ultimate NYG...?

Before the NFC Championship game, we noted in our final thoughts about how to attack San Francisco in the run game:

"The strength of the 49ers is their inside game. Willis. Justin Smith. Bowman. Don't bother trying to go crazy running in between the tackles."

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Since Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride seems to still have the same play sheet from 1991, I will put together the projected game plan for the NY Giants from here on out. Make sure you check back every week for my opinion on what the G-men should do on offense against their opponent.

Warning: My game plan will be progressive and daring! The complete opposite of the usual Giants' game plan.

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Newcomers and regulars to Ultimate NYG all should know that they are not a fan of Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride. From Andy Furman:

"We have documented ad nauseum the lack of leverage of his players' talent, his predictability, his inability to make intra/intergame adjustments etc... Four days ago he surprised us with his fantastic gameplan. To be truthful, he floored us. It was part of the reason we were so wrong on our prediction, because we thought we'd get regular Gilbride, the one we dislike. Instead, we got the enlighted Gilbride. So which Gilbride do we get for the rest of the season? The Strobe that flashed for 60 minutes on Sunday at the Linc, or the Torch that shines a light for the offense's entire season?"

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Scouting The Minnesota Vikings' Offense

Total Yards: 337.8 (18th)

Pass Yards: 210.2 (19th)

Rush Yards: 127.8 (8th)

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