Valentine's Views: Ten things I think I think about the New York Giants

Larry Donnell makes a catch in the 2013 preason - Jared Wickerham

How long will Ben McAdoo's honeymoon with fans last? Which Giants rookie will have the best career? What kind of year will Jason Pierre-Paul have?

It is time for yours truly to once again channel his inner Peter King. Yes, here are '10 things I think I think' about the New York Giants.

  1. I think a lot of Giants' fans are going to sound like hypocrites the first time Ben McAdoo calls a shotgun draw, or any play that doesn't work. Or, the first time the Giants play a poor offensive game. The hiring of McAdoo and the revamping of the offense was undeniably the right thing for the Giants to do, but you are being obtuse if you think the McAdoo era will be smooth sailing from the first play call.
  2. I think that five years from now the player who will be considered the best to come from the Giants' 2014 draft class will be center Weston Richburg. No one who has been reading Big Blue View since before the draft should be surprised to hear me say that since I was advocating for him to be a Giant well before the draft. Five years from now Richburg and Justin Pugh could be the players the line is built around.
  3. I think that in all the hysteria in the Giants fan base about tight ends no one should forget about Larry Donnell. It seems every tight end on the roster, and not on the roster, is getting consideration -- except Donnell. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Donnell is athletic, tough, can both block and catch, learned the H-Back position last season. Don't be shocked if it is Donnell, not Adrien Robinson, who emerges with the tight end job.
  4. I think if I was James Brewer I would be very, very nervous about hanging on to my roster spot this season.
  5. I think I love the fact that the Giants added so many good people to the roster. There are a couple of exceptions in terms of character concerns, most notably offensive lineman John Jerry, but the Giants added not only good players to the roster this offseason but an incredible number of quality people as well. That has to be a good thing.
  6. I think I hope Giants' guard Geoff Schwartz will do another Google + Hangout with me. I don't have to think -- because I know -- I did not do a great job with the first one.
  7. I think I have no idea what to expect from Jason Pierre-Paul. On one hand I wouldn't be surprised if -- in a contract year -- he has a monster season. On the other hand, I wouldn't be at all surprised if JPP was a one-year wonder and ends up as the second- or third-best defensive lineman on the roster. I seriously just don't know.
  8. I think the idea that Reuben Randle is the guy who is apparently going to show Odell Beckham Jr. the professional ropes doesn't really thrill me. Randle hasn't done enough, or from other accounts shown enough work ethic, to be anyone's mentor.
  9. I think Jay Bromley, and maybe Kelcy Quarles, need to be ready to handle a decent number of snaps as rookies. Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson played well last year, but they are not getting any younger.
  10. I think it will be quite interesting to see how the workload gets distributed in the Giants' backfield if David Wilson is cleared to play in 2014.
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