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Giants? offseason coordinator Kevin Gilbride was back at the drawing board this week, desperately trying to get his offensive unit going.

He said it?s been extremely challenging so far but that he and his guys will keep plugging away until something works.

?I think the thing that has been encouraging, yet disappointing, is you see glimpses, so you say we have a shot here,? Gilbride said. ?We?re just not stringing enough of them together and that?s what we have to get better at. That?s that consistency thing and that?s where if you can keep doing the same things over and over, you?re going to limit or reduce the number of errors and you have a much better chance of stringing together those eight to 10-play drives that have been very characteristic of us, but not this year.?

Tags: big blue, david wilson, Eli Manning, giants, Giants Offense, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, offense, offensive coordinator, Victor Cruz
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The Giants lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-12 in their second preseason game, but had it not been for a lack of production in the red zone, the outcome could have been different.

The Giants? offense started three possessions in the first half at or inside the Colts? 12-yard line. Yet, the team managed to just settle for two field goals and have a turnover on downs.

There were a few positives offensively, but overall, a lot of work still needs to be done. It didn?t help that David Baas and Victor Cruz both went down with injuries on the opening drive ? though both X-rays (Baas? left knee and Cruz?s left foot) came back negative.

Tags: David BAAS, david wilson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NY Giants, offense, Victor Cruz
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Assume for a second that the Giants work out a long-term extension for star wideout Victor Cruz.

And also assume that Hakeem Nicks can stay healthy for an entire season ? a big assumption certainly.

But if the above scenarios occur coupled with new roles and additions, the Giants could have one of the top receiving corps in the NFL next season.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, cruz contract, cruz free agent, Eli Manning, giants, giants receivers, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, NY Giants, offense, passing attack, Editorial Aside, Victor Cruz
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The season is over, and the Giants have no one to blame for missing the playoffs than themselves.

Therefore, looking at how this team will retool heading into 2013, it may be difficult for a personnel standpoint to determine who stays and who goes.

If everyone played to their potential consistently, the Giants would be preparing for a playoff matchup today, not cleaning out their lockers.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Giants Offense, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, ryan clady, Victor Cruz, who stays who goes
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday, and of course the focus was on the Ravens? defense.

Baltimore?s defensive unit is normally one of the best in the game, but it has been plagued this season by injuries. Still, the Ravens? defense ranks second in the NFL in limiting touchdowns in the red zone ? something the Giants? offense has struggled with all season.

?You see size up front; they?re very powerful, big, difficult to move and displace, so it?s hard to get a consistent running game,? Gilbride said. ?Of course, they had some injuries with their linebackers, so I?m sure they?re feeling inconsistent. But we see the ability level.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, coordinator corner, ed reed, Eli Manning, gilbride, haloti ngata, Kevin Gilbride, manning, NY Giants, NY Giants Offense, Editorial Aside, ravens defense, ray lewis, ray lewis injury
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Besides the three passing touchdowns, Eli Manning had a rather average game. He threw for 249 yards on 16-of-30 passing.

But his efficiency in the Giants? 38-10 blowout win over the Packers was what led the Giants to victory.

On third and fourth down plays, Manning was 7-of-9, and all three of his touchdown passes came on third downs. Manning had been 0-3 against the Packers in the regular season before this win.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Hakeem Nicks, NY Giants, offense, Phil Simms, Editorial Aside, red zone, rueben randle, Tom Coughlin, touchdown percentage
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Coming off the bye, the Giants are hopefully well-rested and ready to regain their status as an elite team in the NFC.

Of course, their success will be reliant on their offense getting back on track. It?s been a struggle for the team to muster a consistent offensive attack and turnovers have been a problem as well. The bye week came just at the right time for this team to regroup.

?You don?t get almost a week off very often with this job and during the season, but it was nice to get away but I think everybody was kind of itching to get back and getting back to work,? Eli Manning said. ?We?re excited about where we stand right now, excited about this final stretch of the season and it should be fun.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, NFC East, nicks healthy, NY Giants, offense, playoffs, Editorial Aside, Victor Cruz
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Even without Troy Polamalu, the Pittsburgh Steelers? defense lived up to the hype in their 24-20 win over the Giants.

Sure, the Giants had trouble mustering any offensive attack, but sometimes you have to tip your cap to a strong defensive effort for your opponent.

The Steelers? defense came into the game allowing 396.8 yards per game ? good enough for second best in the league. Against the Giants, Pittsburgh only allowed 182 total yards (114 passing, 68 rushing).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, giants, keenan lewis, manning, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, Steelers, steelers defense, troy polamalu, Victor Cruz
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After Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled on the very first play from scrimmage, it looked like it was going be a long afternoon for the Giants at MetLife Stadium against the 0-4 Cleveland Browns. The Browns jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, so Eli Manning and the offense were forced to dig out of a deep hole.

Not only did the offense respond in a big way, but they also played the most complete game of the season, other than the first five minutes, in the Giants? 41-27 win.

Bradshaw must have been really irked by his fumble because he turned into a different player for the remainder of the game. He finished the day with a career-high 200 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Cleveland Browns, Eli Manning, Giants-Browns, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, rueben randle
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With the NY Giants offensive line in need of some help, big blue signed OT Stacey Andrews.? Yes, the brother of Shawn Andrews who the Giants cut last week.? If you want to find some similarities to the every prospering Philadelphia Eagles and your New York Giants...The Eagles had both brothers in Eagles green at one time in 2009.? That experiment did not work.

Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.

Confused?? Me too.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Free Agent News, Giants Offense, James Brewer, Jerry Reese, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, NFC East, NY Giants Offense, Offensive Line, Shawn Andrews, stacy andrews
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