New York Giants 2010 NFL Season Predictions

May 18, 2010

Hello New York Giants fans, I thought we could take a look at current team and make some predictions. That means we hope to get some interaction with our readers and hear your opinions as well. You may not agree with us or some of the comments you read here but we ask that everyone remain respectful. I am going to be as honest and respectful as I can about the upcoming season. Let’s keep in mind that these are predictions and this is simply an exercise in entertainment. Enjoy!

– The New York Giants will finish the 2010 NFL season with a 11-5 or 12-4 record.

– The New York Giants will finish in 2nd place of the NFC East (Dallas wins out).

– New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will improve on his career year numbers in 2009 (4,021 yards and 27 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 93.1 QB rating) and make the NFL Pro Bowl in 2010.

– The New York Giants will make the playoffs in 2010.

– The New York Giants will win their first game of the 2010 NFL Playoffs.

– The New York Giants will lose their second game of the 2010 NFL PLayoffs.

– New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will set a single season record for receiving yards and yards after catch (YAC yards).

– New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will make the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.

– New York Giants linebacker Clint Sintim will have a break out season.

– New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs will rush for over 1,000 yards and have 10 touchdowns in 2010.

– New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will give Big Blue a top five defensive backfield in 2010.

– New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle will make an immediate impact on the team.

– New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora will man up and have a career season in 2010.

– New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will have 200 plus rushing yards in a single game.

– New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith will beat his receiving numbers from the 2009 NFL season and make the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.

– New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden will finish the 2010 NFL Season with 10 or more touchdowns.

– New York Giants will have a new punter named Matt Dodge when the 2010 NFL Season starts.

– The New York Giants will cut kicker Lawrence Tynes at some point during the 2010 NFL Season or immediately following it.

– New York Giants defense will rank in the top 10 during the 2010 NFL Season.

– New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas will make the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.

– New York Giants will have five players make the 2010 NFL PRo Bowl.

– New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese will win “GM of the Year” for the 2010 NFL Season.

Let’s hear what your predictions are for the New York Giants 2010 NFL Season. Do you agree with my predictions? Do you think we are wrong or most? Let’s hear your opinions.

RD – NYGReporter.com


2010 NFL Draft: New York Giants Part 2

April 6, 2010

Now that we are 18 days away from round one of the 2010 NFL Draft, I thought we could re-asses the New York Giants and where the team is currently at. There has been some serious activity this off season and Big Blue will have a lot of new faces in the locker room and in the coaches offices. We did a story a few weeks ago (March 11, 2010), breaking down the 2010 NFL Draft and what positions were most needed. Oh my, how things have changed since then. The Giants have brought in some young talent as well as veteran leadership. The recent moves certainly shake up the “position by need” tree and what players could be drafted this month.

I have said that the safety position is our number one need since the 2009 season ended. The G-Men have thoroughly responded to that by bringing in Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant. They also cut safeties Aaron Rouse and CC Brown (good luck to both of them). At one point, I was seriously campaigning for the team to trade up and grab Eric Berry, but now, I no longer feel uneasy about that area of the team. Backup QB David Carr bolted for the 49ers and the Giants responded by signing career backup QB Jim Sorgi. This is an area that might need some tweaking. Sorgi might be a great study partner for Eli Manning but the team will still need a backup QB that can win games. I’m not convinced that Sorgi is the man for that job and I’m not sure if Jerry Reese will address that in the draft. My guess is that he won’t. The Giants released star middle linebacker Antonio Pierce and have yet to fill that leadership role on the team. This to me, is the most blaring need on this squad.

Other moves were made by the team but most of them were re-signings or cutting players who hadn’t made an impact.  From my point of view, the Giants will draft a middle linebacker and offensive lineman with the first two picks, it doesn’t matter which comes first or second, although my money is on them drafting a middle linebacker first. LB Rolando McClain and LB Sean Weatherspoon still top the list of potential draftees.

I will leave my draft predictions below on what order I think the positions will be drafted. Please fell free to do so yourselves in the comment area. I’m not Nostredamus over here and would love to hear all of your opinions.

RD – NYGReporter.com

2010 NFL Draft: New York Giants

1. Middle Linebacker

2. Offensive Lineman (Center)

3. Cornerback

4. Defensive Tackle

5. Running Back

6. Offensive Lineman (Guard)

7. Defensive End