The New York Giants begin real preparations for the 2014 season on Monday when players report for training camp. How that season will end nobody knows. The question for this afternoon is this. What would you consider a good season for the 2014 Giants?
Are you one of those people for whom the only good season is one that ends in a Super Bowl title? To turn to baseball for a second, that is a George Steinbrenner New York Yankees way of thinking and it's one that tends to leave you almost always disappointed.
Would you consider it a good season if the Giants win the NFC East? If they make the playoffs as a wild-card team? Is just getting to the playoffs not good enough for you? In your book, does the season have to include at least one playoff victory to be a good one?
Would you consider it a good season if the Giants went, say, 9-7 and missed the playoffs? Records of 9-7 and 10-6 are sometimes good enough to get into the playoffs, and sometimes not good enough.
Are your standards less tangible than having to do specifically with won-loss records? Would you consider it a good season if Eli Manning plays well and Ben McAdoo shows that he has the right stuff as an offensive coordinator? Would you consider it a good season regardless of won-loss records if some of the young players drafted over the past couple of years play well?
What are you looking for this season? Let us know.