If you were asked to point to the one obvious problem with last year's Giants, what would it be? I'll give you 3 seconds....yes. Defense. Unless of course you ask Jason Cole of Yahoo. Granted in this article he was ranking running backs so he had to make it interesting, but for him to say
If you want to point to one reason why the Giants regressed so much last season, it was the decline of their overall running game...
seems like he didn't do any homework on the Giants problems.
Obviously the running game was off last year. But if I was listing reasons for last year's disappointment, the running game would be around 4th behind DL, LB, and S. If you watched the games that's a no brainer.
But even if you watched no games and looked at no detailed stats, a quick glance at the standings page alone tells you we scored over 400 points and allowed more than we scored. That alone clearly points to a problem with the defense.
I agree with everything else he says in that blurb, but I think everyone here knows why we didn't make the playoffs and it wasn't a lack of any offense.