Yesterday it got dark early! This will be the 5th year in a row where the Giants record will not be over .500 at the half way point of the season.Well yesterday it got late early. Today John Mara has to really think about the State of the Giants.
A 3-4 win season is certainly very possible. What does he do this year and after the season ends?
Experts generally say it takes three years instead of 3 minutes to evaluate a draft class. Looking back at evaluating 2018 draft now is painful. Giants were in prime position to turn it into a great draft. Gettleman was so confident that he had the right player to lead the Giants. He said he wouldn't even listen to trade offers because he had his gold jacket player in Saquon Barkley. Confidence is good, but arrogance may lead to big mistakes. Looking back at the 2018 draft class it now looks like a large swing and a miss. The 2019 draft class looks like another year of lost opportunities. Josh Allen was available with the 6th pick in the 1st round. Most experts had the Giants taking Allen. Instead Gettleman took Jones. He had the 17th pick in the 1st round which he probably could have drafted Jones with that pick. Instead he drafted Dexy Lawrence a run stuffing DT. The pick made no sense to me as in 2018 he drafted BJ Hill and had Delvin Tomlinson DT on the roster already. To cap off the 1st round he gave up 3 picks to get back into the 1st round to draft Deandre Baker CB. How well did that trade work out. Had he picked Josh Allen with the 6th pick the Giants would have gotten a franchise edge rusher. As they say you can never have too many pass rushers. Gettleman probably could have moved up a few spots from the 17 pick and still drafted Daniel Jones. If Daniel Jones, for whatever reason, does not turn out to be the franchise QB it will another tremendous waste of a significant amount of draft capital. It will be another wasted opportunity to build the Giants roster. He did come out with two role players Julian Love and Darius Slayton. In the 4th and 5th rounds.Dave Gettleman has now had four drafts to right the ship. Judge was involved with two drafts. How did these drafts work out? Can't blame Jerry Reese now for a lack of talent. If this season goes south fast and continues to go south then I think maybe Gettleman and possibly Judge may be out at the end of the season. I think with the right GM turning the Giants around shouldn't take that long. The biggest problem will be the salary cap hits in 2022 and 2023. What do you think?