Gotta love John Claytons insight: "The Giants had so many offseason problems that it's hard to project a 10-win season. They may struggle to get to eight wins." What team doesn't have 'offseason problems'? Way to support your arguement J.Clay.
Adam Schefter: "No team in the league suffered through a more painful and crippling summer than the Giants; losses already have mounted." Yes, fans the Giants don't have the courtesy of starting 0-0 like the rest of the league. We already have losses on our record. I guess no teams have ever overcome injuries to have a successful year. Hmm...what team just won the superbowl doing that exact same thing? How quickly they forget Packers were one of the most injured teams last year. Injuries are apart of the game, and so are players stepping up to fill that role. Thats why they're in the NFL. But I guess ESPN thinks we have a bunch of Divison III college players in our depth chart.
Jeffri Chadiha: "The secondary is a disaster. All those injuries don't bode well in a division with so many explosive receivers." I wouldn't call C-Webb, Ross, Rolle, Phillips, Grant, 10 year veteran B.Williams, up and coming Michael Coe, and an explosive Tyler Sash a disaster. Are there questions in the secondary? Sure. But this unit is not disasterous.
The bottom line about all of this is these 'experts' is that the sexy pick right now are the Eagles because of all their new aquisitions, and the Cowboys will always be favored, because well they're America's Team? Really what have they done this offseason to push past the Giants in the rankings? Oh yeah, Romo is healthy now and he is the savior. He's accomplished so much in his career to warrant that, coming up big in so many important games and such...
Also, its very easy to pick on the Giants now that they're down. Down, but certainly not out. Giants are most dangerous when backed against the wall, when the cards are stacked against them, when nobody is giving them a chance. In fact, they usually win Superbowls when this is the case.