Episode 4 of the 'Big Blue Chat' podcast featured our first guest, as New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski joined co-host Pat Traina (Inside Football/Bleacher Report) and myself for a few minutes. Hynoski said he is excited to see what happens in Year 2 with Ben McAdoo as the team's offensive coordinator.
"Last season we just scratched the surface with the potential and the ability of this offense," Hynoski said. "Coach McAdoo is such a creative offensive mind. I think that we're going to see more variety this year. I think we had to get the basics down last year ... I think we can expect to see a lot more variety this year."
Hynoski, you recall, just signed a two-year deal to return to the Giants. During the podcast he also touched on the impact new running back Shane Vereen could have, and the "humbling" nature of missing the playoffs three straight seasons after being part of a Super Bowl-winning team in his rookie year.
Hynoski believes the signing of Vereen will help the offense.
"He brings another dimension ... he's such a weapon out of the backfield," Hynoski said. "He'll fit in great on third down. He's very dynamic with the ball in his hands."
Hynoski is one of only a handful of players remaining from the 2011 Super Bowl team.
"When I first got here winning the Super Bowl I just thought that was the way it was supposed to go. I expected to make a run for it every year," Hynoski said. "Not making the playoffs the three years after that I guess the best way to describe it is it's a very humbling feeling.
"We want to get back there, we want to to get back to greatness. It really hurts having that experience and going from that to not even making the playoffs. It's kinda hard to swallow."
Here is the full episode: