Today's preview features a look at the New York Giants, a squad rocked by significant adversity only two weeks into the preseason.
Additionally, Osi Umenyiora, just days after ending a contract stalemate, underwent surgery, removing him for at least the first game of the season.
With all of this said, there is still cause for G-Men fans to be confident as Eli Manning is a solid option at quarterback, no matter how often the New York tabloids may crucify him.
Throughout his career, Peyton's younger brother has won a Super Bowl championship, tossed for 156 touchdowns and 113 interceptions and completed 58 percent of his passes, so in other words, things could be worse.
Luckily for Giants fans, Dave Brown isn't walking through that door.
At tight end, Kevin Boss defected to Oakland but Travis "Bend It Like" Beckham seems ready to fill the void and be a security blanket for Manning.
In the backfield, Brandon Jacobs is showing no signs of slowing down and had some pretty sick moves the other night against Chicago, so he should be a key component of the Giants' offense as well.
While the Giants are a bit short on cornerbacks, the defense is not devoid of talent as Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka, whom I believe to be the impetus of Umenyiora's success in forcing fumbles last season, both return so I don't expect the defense to be significantly weaker.
The NFC East is an interesting division and I think that despite the adversity they have faced thus far in the abbreviated offseason, the Giants are in good shape, having a solid quarterback and a defense featuring many key pieces from last season.
I see the Giants winning about 10 games and perhaps stealing a wild card berth from the likes of the Buccaneers.
Thanks for reading, and a special shoutout to Mr. John Mara for helping to end the NFL lockout.
The Giants have always been the defenders of the NFL and conducted themselves with class since the early days of the league when Tim Mara
founded the storied franchise so kudos to them!