We all know by now that in order to field a successful team on a long term basis, it all starts from the top down. The Mara's and Tisch's have proven to be top flight owners, offer a stable environment and they continue to make positive decisions for the GMen and all of football.
However, I believe the jury's stil out on Reese...why? Since the incredible draft class of '07 that fielded Smith, Boss, etc...in over four drafts, few players in high draft positions have yielded positive results. Kenny Phillips and Aaron Ross have had a few up and down years, and one is still coming off a serious knee injury. Hakeem Nicks appears as though he's on the road to stardom and JPP has only offered potential. However, there's been too many marginal players, such as; Beatty, Barden, Sintim, Moss, Koets, etc...that have yet to live up to their high draft status and become impact players.
He has continued to neglect the linebacker situation, and has filled it with mid-round draft choices that have yet to make an impact. This is a glaring need...do you feel comfortable going into the season with; Boley, Sintim and Goff? His free agent acquisitions have been anything but successful; Rolle is a decent player who makes a ton of mistakes, Canty has yet to again be an impact player and validate his huge contract, Boley is only marginal for a $25M contract. Rocky Bernard is gone. We've now filled the roster with bargain free agent castoffs from other teams that no one wants; Patrick, Andrews, White, Carr, and Clayton. Lest not forget how badly he planned for free agency as the Giants were only one of four teams that were over the cap heading into free agency. Would you compare the Giants to successful teams who draft exceptionally well and are well under the cap..ie. Eagles, Colts, Steelers, etc..?
They fanned and missed on Plax...we could use him, Manning hasn't been the same since he left. I'm a huge Coughlin fan, but in all honesty, Reese needs to prove that he can make this work or we might be looking for a new GM.