June 16, 2024

Although the 2023 NFL season has one more game left, it’s time to close the book on a miserable 2023 calendar year that began with so much hope for the New York Giants, only to devolve into a season-long jumble of inconsistencies, injuries, and catastrophes.

But ahead is a new beginning for general manager Joe Schoen, head coach Brian Daboll, and the rest of the organization, beginning with their position in the top five of the NFL draft order (barring anything out of the ordinary) and having a healthy amount of financial assets with which to work in adding talent to a team that was strong in some areas but weak in others.

As the clock turns to the New Year, here are six resolutions for the Giants to focus on in 2024 and beyond.

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How bizarre have the injuries been this season? It got so chaotic that the giants had four separate men kick for them, which was unheard of.How bizarre have the injuries been this season? It got so chaotic that the giants had four separate men kick for them, which was unheard of.

Except, perhaps, if you’re the Giants. New York has regularly been one of the league’s unhealthiest teams, and it’s not even close. They went down to their third-string quarterback this year, had at least ten different starting offensive line combinations, lost running back Saquon Barkley for a few games, and even the tough Dexter Lawrence, who hadn’t missed a game due to injury until this year, succumbed to the injury bug.

Football is a physical sport, and injuries are unavoidable, but the Giants’ recent spate of soft tissue ailments—hamstrings, groins, and so on—needs to be reduced. Whether it’s greater stretching, more flexibility, or another remedy, this club must cease leading the league in man-games lost if it ever intends to win the league in other categories.

 

 

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